Post

I Am Not Very Close With My Relatives

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 5,959 People

    What Relatives? - I have 7 step brothers and sisters who I hardly have any contact with. 2 of them i have never even seen. I am not close to them at all. It feels strange to have...
    Explosive Explosive 41-45 2 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No Contact Not Close - Life with my mother was very difficult from a young an age as I remember. There were many small things she did, plus the things she didn't!It was strange...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Beyond My Immediate Family - All others I do not relate to; I am just the outcast and feel singled out every time I am with them.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Only A Few. - I've never been close to any of my family members except for my grandpa, gramma, mom and dad. A few cousins too. With everyone else I just feel extremely awkward...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Snobbery & Control - My closest relatives by relation not distance are always too busy to share any good times or positive experiences w/me. They are always busy busy busy. Yet...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Parenting Is A Full Time Job - I probably should be grateful for all that my parents have given me, but somehow I'm not. I mean they did give me food, shelter, a car that I could...
    themelody0 themelody0 31-35, M Mar 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was adopted, and grew up with a very conservative, Christian, Republican family. My father was verbally, mentally, and emotionally abusive. My parents are in their late 70's now...
    darkpathwalker darkpathwalker 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well this is awkward, but yes... I'm not close to my relatives... Since I was born, I never grew up in a stable place. Like I had to move to different countries because of my...
    reisquared reisquared 18-21, F Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In My Opinion, Anyway. - I've been part of a family my entire life. It's an over rated experience. In my opinion, anyway.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A Father Who Doesn't Love Me... - Almost six years ago my parents got divorced and everything changed. Me and my dad were the best of friends until he got married when i was in 7th...
    hesmyfuture hesmyfuture 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Don'T Know Them - I don't know their birthdays, I don't know whose children are whose in terms of cousins I haven't even met half of them the ones I have met I don't have...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F Apr 5, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not Like I Was Before,now Its Just Weird - cause I hardly every see them,and when I do its kind of a big deal and we do all the hugs and stuff,but I seen them on christmas I went...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Family And Me = Nothing - i never really new my family nor did i care too i usually stay with my mom and grandma but my grandmother gets on my ever loving nerves and my father and...
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Was An Abused, Therefore Very Anxious Child! - I still deal with the anxiety I dealt with back then. As I little kid I felt responsible for everyone. To protect everyone. I would...
    Hannah56765 Hannah56765 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    X-treme Dysfunction! -   My parents have nothing to do with me. Long story really but suffice it to say that when I stopped forcing myself on them with visits and phone calls...
    MattyAnomaly MattyAnomaly 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Rejection - My family rejects me because of my dark skin. I know this because when I was a little girl I overheard my family talking about me. I thought family was suppose to love...
    Losinggame2 Losinggame2 22-25, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    According to My Mother I Was Her and My Fathers Biggest Mistake - I was born to a 15 year old  teen.She didnt even stay in the hospital long enough to see if I would live she...
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 14 Responses Aug 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Or immediate family for that matter. They are all very set-in-stone type people. The only person I'm completely honest with in my family is my cousin, and I plan on keeping it that...
    rjelliott rjelliott 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Except My Mother - I don't have many relatives. Me and my mom on her side of the family.  I was a tough one for her when I was a teenager / young adult.  She taught me to be...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Title Is Earned - Even though I'm an only child, I have never been close with any one of my family members. My parents are both immature individuals, and now that I am older, I...
    naturali naturali 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Just Don't Fit In ! - I just came home from an easter party we had with the whole family and relatives. It was like every year. The only thing I enjoyed was the drinks I had...
    Real2Ann Real2Ann 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Losing Contact, Thrown Out - We live in totally different worlds we might as well be on different planets all together. I made choices that didn't agree with their socially...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Annoying Relatives ~ - I just try to avoid them as much as I can now. My relatives on my dad's side that is, because they annoy me to the fullest. Everytime they'd stop by, I'd try...
    Japanties Japanties 18-21, F Jun 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This Is a Really Yes and No... - This is a really Yes and No answer.  First let me start I do love my family, BUT my family puts the D in Dysfunctional.  My mom named all...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 18 Responses Jul 5, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They're all arseholes. Like, every single one. Oops!
    headfuckery headfuckery 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Its Getting Better ! - I come from a strange family, but yet we where kind of close growing up. I feel we would be close even now if it wasn't for my mom, but it is getting better...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F Jul 30, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Best Friend Fantasy! - Last night I had a dream that me and my best friend were having sex. It began by her texting me and telling and asking me to be her girlfriend. I was in...
    awkwardgirlbi awkwardgirlbi 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Pain. - I have very vague memories about my family. It's weird because at the occasional "family parties" I can't match names with faces. These parties usually end with fist fights...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 18-21, F Apr 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Don't Belong - I feel like I don't belong in my family. I just went to a wedding recently and I noticed that all my aunts were dancing with one of my cousins, linking arms...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This Is Going In This Group By Default - This is an excerpt of the letter my mom sent me yesterday. Mind you, it may not seem like such a big deal to you, but when she does this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I No Longer Let Myself Become Confused By the Facts - I read several of the stories under this group heading and they all seem to have a general theme with regard to family and not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 17, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wish I Was! - All my friends have these close relationships with their cousins and grandparents and stuff and its weird, seeing how close they are. I've never had a relationship...
    nataliaangel nataliaangel 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Too Much Drama - I'm not close with my relatives for a few reasons. 1.  I am not like any of them.  I don't think like them and I don't live my life like them.  I...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hatred Everywhere - Well i guess i don't hate them, but the only thing they gain from me is respect. My dad's side of the family is horrid. Let's have a short background. My dad...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Aug 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish I were still close with them! But moving countries, growing up, getting older and having our own lives, we all Just grew apart.
    OliveGreen13 OliveGreen13 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Regret Not Having A Close Relationship With Family, But What Am I Going To Do? - My family really has never been close.  My mother and father divorced when I was three.  My dad...
    soozyq soozyq 51-55 Dec 27, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My relatives are awful awful people. Even though they're so horrible I still blame myself for them not liking me
    fozza fozza 22-25, F Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Rejected And Still Life Goes On - I started this as a comment to another person's story, then realized it was so long and full of feeling I ought to post it under stories. I wish...
    Bluegirl19 Bluegirl19 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Mine Aren'T Worth The Time Of Day - They have always treated me badly. Now I don't talk to any of them. But that means no family holidays for me. What's worse? Being alone on the...
    Suze2 Suze2 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Far Yet Too Close - My siblings and I have not been in close touch for almost three years now.By this I mean,we have not seen each other for that long but we talk so often.A number...
    Omaweito Omaweito 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They don't like me much because I'm not what they want me to be. I always wear black and I'm into a lot of type of stuff they can't admire. It's sad really. Being ostracized by my...
    demondayskid demondayskid 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Growing Up With My Crazy Alcoholic/Drug Addict Family - Growing up wasn't the greatest experience for me it was when I was a kid because I didn't know any better. I thought that...
    RHorne1990 RHorne1990 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Family? Whats That - my relatives lives pretty close to me and yet no of them talk to me send me messages or even say hi, when i ask them what they are doing for the weekend or any...
    leftoutforever leftoutforever 26-30 3 Responses Jun 19, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There's A Difference Between Family And Relatives. - Relatives are merely people you are related to. Family are the people you unconditionally love and they unconditionally love...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Definitely the Black Sheep - I grew up in a family in which the paternal side was full of high achievers.  I'm close with my mom and dad, and for a long time with my oldest...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 53 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dont Know Them! - That story is actually a short one! I know I got somewhere uncle aunt cousins but I never actually saw them! My father...better..***** donor ....is out of my life...
    highlandfan highlandfan 16-17, M Feb 21, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Fine With It - My family history is rather complicated. When I was born, both my parents were estranged from their families. The first years of my life were spent with little to no...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For the past few months I've been living with my dad and he's been pretty much taking all my money. Well I've gotten back into the children's lives. And since I've been working I...
    HighYellaKoolChris HighYellaKoolChris 26-30, M Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We Are Not Close.... - We grew apart when we moved out of town to the farm. We had to learn to build up new relationships at a very tender age. Being a last born, this has made my...
    Jeliza94 Jeliza94 26-30, F May 7, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Better Off - The only family I am close to are my children and grandchildren, an aunt and a cousin. My parents are deceased, so they don't count in the close department. The rest...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Parents Couldn't Parent - I grew up in a scary dysfunctional family. It wasn't alcohol or sexual abuse but its just as damaging.  Both my parents were very controlling, and...
    suchanite512 suchanite512 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'M Not - It seems that I was isolated from most of my relatives when I was growing up. I had my aunt and uncle who lived nearby and 3 cousins. I met a number of relatives but we...
    ashleerox ashleerox 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7, 2013