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I Am The Unperfect Child In My Perfect Family

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    TeardropAngeL77 TeardropAngeL77 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F May 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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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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    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 18 Responses Dec 7, 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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    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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    My sister is perfect.

    She's just like how my mom wants her to be. Athletic, beautiful, strong. And me? Let's just say I prefer my days sitting on a couch watching re-runs of Adventure Time .-.
    dangerousdahlia dangerousdahlia 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family. I am the youngest of 3 children, I am 23 but most of the time I feel like I'm still 13 again and still invisible. I've battled with...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I was thrown out of the house when I was 11 years old. I have 4 sibblings that I rarely speak with. I was homeless until I was 15 and got married. He was a wife beater and a drunk...
    Unsupervised777 Unsupervised777 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I've been hurting my mom emotionally. My family is a patriarchy family, and the girls alway been told that they cant do things like boys. For example, girls are not allow to be...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    IS THIS CHILD ABUSE??I NEED HELP ASAP! Should I call CPS? I'm 18 and my best friend (also 18) has a 1 year old baby. I've been up all night worrying. She left her baby home alone...
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 33 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I want to get married and have 12 children
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Today is am abuser's birthday. This could possibly be the worst day of the year. Even after all he did to me, he still gets so much support and love from friends and family. I hate...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    As part of my job, I often speak to young people in need of support (often through no fault of their own). On almost a daily basis I find myself dumbfounded at the way some parents...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    to me my friends as well as y blood related family are family. my friends are the ones i go to wen i need advice on something that i cant tell my actuall family and i love them...
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have struggled with major depression, as a direct result of complex high betrayal trauma, ever since I was a little girl. From the time I was 7 years old until the time I was 9...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 20 Responses 2 days ago

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    I accept my imperfection just fine, because I know you're not perfect either. If you want to argue the point, please do it with someone else :))
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 18 hrs ago

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    I am very close to my family. I think spending as much time with my family is very important. I especially like holidays and trips we take as a family.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Everyone knows About it by now but perfect can also referring to your family background too. Does not mean face or body... And that is actually referring to me... :(( *Damn* I know...
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F Oct 21

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    I wasn't born into a good family. If I was a child of one of the mansion clan it would have been better for me. My father was the "John Wayne" type. So he expected me to walk talk...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Nov 2

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    When you're on a plane, and the attendents are going thru safety procedures, and they tell you that in case of an emergency the O2 masks will falland you should place the mask on...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M Oct 23

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    So I was in an abusive home until I was around five years old. At that point, I was removed from that home, moved from foster home to foster home, then finally placed with the...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
    EpilepticOne EpilepticOne 31-35, M Oct 30

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    I do not like people who hurt animals and children. People who do that deserve life incarceration and rot in hell. Animals and children are Gods Creations and they do t deserve to...
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    Especially since I was the ABUSER. I feel deeply ashamed of my actions when I was 10 years old. I bullied a younger girl at school. I would poke fun at her, pull her hair, threaten...
    kouklara4 kouklara4 22-25, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am having alot of issues with my oldest child. And i have come to realize that it is my fault. Is simply cannot love her the way a mother should. She is the result of seven years...
    Shandit Shandit 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I love my wife of almost 25 years, 3 great natural kids (24, 18, 17...the 18 yo has significant special needs) 2 great add-on boys (24-our oldest son's friends who had no real...
    Sigmacoog Sigmacoog 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 9

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    When I was a little kid my parents moved to another state, hours away from my father’s side of the family. My mother was from another country so we never saw her side of the...
    kimy1234 kimy1234 22-25 Nov 3

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    this may sound kinda weird if any of u can understand where I'm coming from or trying to say. before I was convinced into my mother I already new who was going to be my mother and...
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is my teddy bear hehe yes I'm 27 years old and I still have a teddy. But he doesn't sleep with me he lives in my cupboard he is also roughly 27 years or even older any way...
    AladdinsCave AladdinsCave 26-30, M 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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