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I Am The Unperfect Child In My Perfect Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 422 People

    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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    MarisaLove MarisaLove 31-35, F May 20, 2013

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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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
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    My parents divorced when I was 10, and my dad remarried a sick evil gold digger twenty years younger than him...after dating her for 3 months. People think he's so wonderful, but...
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    I really want to have a perfect family. Im sometimes not thinking. I get to fight my cousin because of jealousy.. which I really didn't like to do. She has a dad. My uncle and her...
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    I hate this quality about myself. Because it stops me from living my life. I guess this would be a good trait to a normal healthy person, but for me it's driving me to commit...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Yes I do very much so - Not only had we thought about ..but we have adopted too. Granted it was something we had to think about for sometime, as adoption involves not just...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    PART I Article 1 For the purposes of the present Convention, a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Dec 7

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    The Back-story: Almost 3 years ago I met this woman, a couple years older than me, at work. We hit it off instantly, and eventually became truly friends. At the time of us meeting...
    mperez4855 mperez4855 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    Define "presents". Cause when I have kids I don't want them to have big flashy things. I want to give them handmade things that are very personal and made with love. Yeah, every...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I know I'm not a perfect child. But my family (mostly my mom) feel the need to constantly remind me im ****** up. My mom made fun of me when she found out I self harm. She...
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "Storybook holidays are limited to storybooks. ...But extraordinary moments often masquerade as ordinary life. So maybe what's perfect about Thanksgiving is the opportunity to...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Nov 26

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    My 10 year old daughter lost her life to cancer on March 5, 2012. At Texas Children Hospital in Houston, Tx. It has been the hard for the family to deal with and we miss her very...
    pstches06 pstches06 36-40, F Dec 4

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 1 Response Nov 26

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I've never considered myself perfect... my life as it is and as it has been for these last 31 years I've lived, has been a continuous struggle, search and learning... I was born...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 13

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    I had a daughter on Monday December 1, 2014. She was four weeks early. Tiny and beautiful. Her name is Alyssa. I told no one about her. My family suspected I was pregnant. I denied...
    Makeupnerdy Makeupnerdy 22-25, F Dec 5

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    They beg for my thoughts and issues, but I never tell. Is it because I feel that they're an issue? Or am I the only issue that should have concern about it? I don't tell them my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    My fiance is home for Xmas (yay!) which means socializing with everyone; me, family, friends, blah blah blah. We have each other's phone passwords and we've given each other...
    WildFlowerChild19 WildFlowerChild19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    Outside looking in I never felt normal I always felt like an orphan My mother was murdered when I was just nine years old the man I called dad never acted like a father he was...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F Nov 25

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    2 years ago on September 30,2012 my cousin was hit by a car and he died four hours later. Today November 26, 2014 marks the third birthday he should be celebrating since his death...
    FmPbUt FmPbUt 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I'm afraid of hard work. When it comes down to it, as much as I loved my father, I can see now that both my parents were neglectful workaholics. The impact that had on my teens...