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I Am The Unperfect Child In My Perfect Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 424 People

    How Bad Can It Get?....

    "HOPE IS WHAT KEEPS YOU MOVING" I have known people wishing they could be someone else or they could choose the family where they would want to get born. Nothing wrong with it but do you know what struggles they might be facing? Recently one of my close friend wished she had my...
    tannedhorse tannedhorse 22-25, F 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Oldest Child...oldest Promblem

    I have always been the problem child in my family. My family gets angry at me and mentally abuses me because i fall behind in school and what not. I am the only person in my family that isn't perfect besides my dad, but he works alot and my mom is always yelling at me. And I don...
    kdez98 kdez98 13-15 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    My Family Is Evil

    Everything they do dirty towards me, I have to suffer, & it's not fair. My family hates me so much that they'd rather me dead. They feel like I don't deserve anything good. I have to try to move away from all of them.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Family Of 4

    i have my dad, my mom, and brother. my parents are both night working nurses, they usually get in contact with me by text, i see them some mornings. my brother is 2 grades above. hes tall, extremely popular, a bully, jock, everything the kids like me wanna be. we live in a very...
    RissyCossy RissyCossy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    "just Like Your Dad"

    I was always told that I act & look just like my Dad. Which made me unlike the rest of my family, my mom & Dad's side. My Dad's side of the family was liars, backstabbers & druggies. My moms side of the family was rich, & stuck up, except my grandma, grandpa, & my cousin which...
    daddysgurl92 daddysgurl92 18-21 Dec 26, 2012

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    My Family Is In A Total Mess, I Dread Christmas

    I come from a family of 6. My parents and 2 brothers live in South Africa and my sister and I live in London. We used to have a wonderful familly...people have alway commented on what a great, close, lovely family we are. But over the years we have had our share of problems and...
    kerrysil kerrysil 36-40 Oct 3, 2011

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    I Love It

    I love being the diffrent one in my family. They all think I'm crazy and i can get on theere nerves with my non sense. Instead of moping i laugh. Whio said u have to be the same as your family members? That's just ******* ignorance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 19, 2013

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    It Sucks:(

    Basically my older sister has always been praised and no matter what she does wrong my parents kiss her ***. As for me, I work my butt off in school and pretty much drive myself crazy to study and do well, but it's never enough. I battled anorexia and for a long time my parents...
    paradise58 paradise58 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    A Perfect Misfit

    All my life I've been trying to convince my family that I have something good inside of me. They thought I am good-for-nothing type of person. BUT I AM NOT. I admit that I am lazy and stubborn but do they need to conclude that I am a total mess just basing from those...
    md08 md08 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    My brother is so kind,

    healthy,religious and well doing & I'm just so stupid ,fat ,unhealthy,bad looking,&that of course make anyone love my brother more than me/they will hate me anyway
    yoyo526 yoyo526 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F May 20, 2013

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    Im Always The Last Best Child

    Well i have already told you im the black sheep in my family so my brothers,sissters was and still is the favourite i think out of all the girl i was a tomboy my sissters wasnt and my dad favour boys more than girl but my sissters could do nothing wrong in their eyes my brothers...
    TheLastJustice TheLastJustice 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    My Picture Perfect Family

    I'm 28 now, so it's not that bad anymore. But, believe me, it was torture throughout my chidhood. My family is one of those "propor" families who get good grades, dress nice, have manners, all that jazz. Well, I have 2 older sisters, and 1 older brother and 1 younger brother. The...
    supermom101 supermom101 26-30, F Feb 7, 2011

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    I Am The Outcast

    I live in a family of 5 kids, and my mom had me (only me) with a different guy than my current dad. I've always felt like a reject in my family because all of my siblings look like my dad, and i'm the only one who doesn't. He acts like he likes me, but I can tell he really doesn...
    kraine123 kraine123 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Perfect Family.

    My family is literally flawless. My uncle worked for NASA. My other uncle is the CEO and founder of a major company and an author. My cousin even trains people who go to the Olympics. My dad is the Senior VP of a major company. My sister is better at me than everything...school...
    DramaGeek515 DramaGeek515 13-15 Aug 17, 2012

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    Dad Look At Me

    I have a dad that just doesn't care. he went from being the coolest dad in the world to that person that wouldn't even care if you went into depression. he only cares about my marks and how good at school I'm going to be because he would never accept a daughter who is a failer...
    pxlow pxlow 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    The Oldest The Worse

    I totally feel out of place. In my house there is my Mum, my Step-dad, my 7 year old adopted sister Melody, my 12 year old sister Coco, my 13 year old sisters who are twins, Summer and Skye, my 14 year old Step-sister Cherry and me i am 15 years old and my name is Honey. My mum...
    honey15xx honey15xx 13-15, F Dec 22, 2012

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    I'm Constantly Overshadowed By My Successful Older Brother...

    But I always have the last laugh when I remember that he's running himself ragged and going into a field he doesn't enjoy. In all, he may be much more successful, but I'm still happier.
    genomeAnarchist genomeAnarchist 18-21 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    The "mistake"

    well both my parents have told me many times that they only ever wanted one child. My older sister, she's double my age has always been the centre of the family. everyone is so proud of her work, always braging about her. if she's a bit sick, the whole family runs to her feet and...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    The Lesser Child

    I have always been told that I need to be more like My brother and it drives Me nuts. I struggled with school Math in particular instead of getting me help I was reminded of how perfect little baby is after a while I quit trying. My brother is a dope head but he is still...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2011

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    Empty

     i am the outcast of my family and my parents judge all my friends when they don't even know them they just assume what they are like and i am getting hurt by how they treat me.
    meg123 meg123 13-15, F Nov 27, 2009

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    The Failure

    Everyone in my family seems so perfect. Or they get pity for their imperfection. I just get yelled at. I get talkedabout to my grandmother. "Why is she so difficult?" "I can't figure out why she has to be like that!" I heard the conversation. I wasn't supposed to, albeit, but I...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    Not Being Perfect Doesn't Mean Not Being Loved

    I am in my teens, and have always been considered the rebellious child of the family. Funny thing is, I'm a straight A student, fairly popular, and athletic. In most families, I would be considered the perfect child. But, in my family, I am the imperfect child. Although I...
    askcols askcols 13-15, F Jan 13, 2011

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    I Am

    i am the unperfect child in my family . i am 20 . no where near starting  to get my degree .i start college next month . i have constant medical problems . al li have to have them proud of me is i am an eagle scout and i am working towards being a store director through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26, 2010

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    TheKittehWarrior TheKittehWarrior 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    I would have to say I am perfect in all my imperfections. 😝
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    Not so much similar in context to the romance movie, "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind", but i would love to relive my childhood once again in a different dimension.
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    I really don't fit in with my family I just don't belong here :(
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    Two birth control babies. Depo-provera and Ortho-evra. In that order. So 10 years ago I stopped using birth control, I haven't had anymore pregnancies either-go figure. Brilliant...
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    A Raw Deal-When my marriage was on the rocks many years ago I wanted to return to the the United States with my children ages ,after all I was their mother,but my husband was...
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    Friedwontonsonaplate Friedwontonsonaplate 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    Let me be very specific. I hate and want nothing to do with my father and mother or any of their children except for my younger sister or my mother's family whom I never met. I...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Just because you are born into a group of people. They call them family. Actually it is no fact in my opinion they will love you just because of that. I have experienced this...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I live with my mother and an aunt. My father had childrens with another women, and I love my siblings despite I didn't grew with them, so I hate when my mom, my aunts, or anyone of...
    Julifte Julifte 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    It's sad when most of your family have emigrated. I come from a family of 7 kids and only 2 of us still live in Ireland. My children have missed out on getting to know their...
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    After being confused and and told by a family member since I was about 9 years old into my adulthood that my father wasn't biological, I finally got the courage to find out for...
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    I was thinking that the first four years of my life I wasn't around many people. I was the first born child. My family is from Kansas and my father moved to Colorado for work just...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I think people often underestimate what depression does to a person. I go from externalization/narcissism in dissociative states to internalization/depression. In other words; I...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I remember having these dreams that would draw out a lot of what happened in the future. I remember being a child and thinking I was "psychic." Little did I know that it was God...
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    It seems like my mom and my step-dad wants me to be the "Perfect Daughter." But sadly I'm not and it ruins my life. I'm always getting yelled at for not doing something. You don't...
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