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I Am The Unperfect Child In My Perfect Family

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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 16-17, 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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    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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    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 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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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 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    Attention Teens! Facebook Group Wants You!!

    If you are a young person who is struggling with a mental illness OR are part of a family where someone is suffering from Bipolar Disorder OR a mental illness,OR OTHER STRUGGLES (peer & pure preasure!) Join THE SPOT! This is a new private group designed JUST FOR pre-teens and...
    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F May 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 15 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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    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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    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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    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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