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I Am The Unperfect Child In My Perfect Family

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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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    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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    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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    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F May 20, 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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    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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    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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    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 "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    And it is okay, really! If you look at my family we would be the perfect family. We love each other we help others, we always look our best, we kind to everyone unless they harm us...
    RandomDudeFriend RandomDudeFriend 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I am a 31 year old woman and they still don't respect me. That is how I feel when I am being treated like a child. My family don't know much about my life and I'd like to keep it...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Sep 2

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    I'm an 18 year old kid that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I was molested by the neighbors great nephew at 6-8 yrs old. He took me into a tent in the backyard, showed me sex magazines and started touching me and kissing me and then that's...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hello my fellow scapegoats, I want to tell my story to kind of release myself from my past. I have told different parts of it many times to my husband, and a friend, but I seem to...
    nomoremssnice nomoremssnice 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Question: what makes you you? What are you passionate about? You don't have to be perfect at it, but what do you spend your time and energy on?
    michellerocks michellerocks 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am a heavy procrastinator, a slacker. I am not the most beautiful girl in the world and that's okay. Hell , I dont make the best decisions either, but that's what humans do...
    MissyMika223 MissyMika223 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Yes indeed!! Love his perfect imperfections!
    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    My adult children are treating me so abominably, it's shocking. After years of trying to heal this extremely dysfunction family (family counseling--alone--for 18 years), I now...
    5THCommandment 5THCommandment 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    Well, I do have family -- up until 1993 I had 7 siblings. When they all were told my dad was dying and to come see him. I was not told until after he died that he was sick. All of...
    iamtheworst iamtheworst 56-60, F Sep 15

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this mustโ€™ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 9

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    So, no matter how much my life has changed for the better, how any friends that I have, how awesome my parents are, it was t always this easy for me. Growing up, I had a lot of...
    loveisblind18 loveisblind18 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    Hi everyone, if you are an only child please comment on this as I feel you may relate to my story. I have been reading about how only children are seen through non only children's...
    clokkers clokkers 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Yemeni child bride, eight, dies of internal injuries on first night of forced marriage to groom five times her age ByMatt Blake Published: 19:20 AEST, 9 September 2013 | Updated...
    Ilovechildrenlots Ilovechildrenlots 46-50, F Sep 16

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    Growing up I feel like I had it all. My parents had money, we had a beautiful house to grow up in, a big backyard with a pool, swingset, and a trampoline. The community I grew up...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    first off, I do love them but I cannot stand them I feel like I have been deceived by them but its also my fault for allowing myself to be so gullible. I moved away to Arizona from...
    onebeliever onebeliever 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I loved being an only child. When I was very little it wasn't fun because I had no one to play with but because of that I learned how to entertain myself with habits I still use...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Being the sole caregiver to my son means that he shares everything with me. Nowadays he tells me that the highlight of his day is playing Ice and Water (catching) with the girls at...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yup! Totally what i do. So what? At least i know i'm always my Daddy Jesus child.. His girly daughter... At least, how i see it. c: And i love that feeling. ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ˜Š Guys are weird...
    Berlitz9999 Berlitz9999 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    Yes Dear, I accept the fact that I'm not perfect. Let's discuss it, shall we? I wake up at 5am to ensure that our middle school 2 girls get up on time, eat something quickly...
    mo0se809 mo0se809 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I have this tendency to create and look for trouble. Looking back on my life, I feel like I have nothing that inspirational to share. I mean, I lived too normally. I eat three...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Self-Righteous Homewreckers-From 2001-2010 I lived in constant fear of being ripped away from my mother and homeland. Pursued by her ex lover from whom my mother's husband had...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 2 days ago