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I Avoid My Family

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    Me Avoiding Family

    Last month I decided to avoid family. They cause too much pain and haven't been supportive. Right now I'm focusing on trying to figure out who I'm and find new people make me happy. And lately, if I'm lucky, start a family and ensure my future child does not need to go threw the...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 3, 2013

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    They Dont Know What They Do

    My family really isn't so bad. They care for me and we hang out and have fun. But that's all there is. A family should be there for more than just the good times. Is a family not also a support system? My family refuses to acknowledge problems or negative feelings. My father is...
    ShyGuy90 ShyGuy90 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    I Do

    i  avoid all familes right now . my all they want is to how what is going on with me .  or my father is money. but i don't want to talk to anyone most days except E and our cat ashley why would i talk to them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2010

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    A Huge Mess

    My family is unbelievably dysfunctional. My dad had kids by so many different women, I've never even met all of my half-siblings. One day when I was about 12, he brought home a prostitute. He was in his 50s and she was in her twenties.She became his new "girlfriend" and lived...
    darkchild darkchild 31-35, F Feb 4, 2013

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    They Are Unreal

    Mom dad and sister.........they drink alot. they are fake. they are passive aggressive. they talk nice but are back stabbers. they have tons of friends. no one in this small town could ever understand what its like to be me. they call too much. they want me to go to their parties...
    LisaPeace LisaPeace 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    My So Called Life.

    Growing up I watched families on TV & being a little kid I believed what I saw. I thought I would have a family like The Cosby Show (I mean who wouldn't). I was close to family memebers when I was little but growing up betrayl & misfourtune ruined my imagination of what I family...
    Novalina Novalina 18-21, F Jul 3, 2012

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    Avoid?

    I have no reasons to avoid my family.  Its not if I did anything to them.  If there's any avoidance is cause they may have done something to me and not me to her / him / them. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2011

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    Messed Up Family..

    My sister is a major jerk to me..Grandparents never gave me anything for Christmas.  My mom is schizophrenic and my dad is an alcholic..
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F Jan 20, 2009

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    Avoid The Drama

    I stopped hanging out with My family and I am so much better off, no more scolding, lectures about worshiping the union (I am not anti union but give it a rest) no more yelling at me in my own home. I did have to spend time with them last Sunday for a family get together but I...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch 46-50, M Dec 9, 2011

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    I started avoiding my family

    even when we are living in the same house. Since my older brothers can't be responsible, I was the one to help out to keep everything together. My mom has a weak backbone, so technically she couldn't get my brothers to be mature even though they are in their mid-upper twenties...
    RubaRain RubaRain 22-25 Feb 9

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I have suffered with poor mental health for many years following my divorce. I always felt not good enough in my marriage. I could never understand why I felt I always had to be...
    StandingDown StandingDown 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I love my family. They are very important in my life and I have always assumed my responsibilities toward them. But lately I realize that I need to move away from them. Sometimes...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    There's only 2 of my closest friends that know about EP but apart from those people. i would NEVER want to share that I have an account on here, especially not with my family LOL...
    littlesaiyan littlesaiyan 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    OK, this will likely get me some hateful responses, but it is my truth, so what the heck. I avoid EPers who are have an odd idiosyncrasy and the ONLY experiences they list are...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I have this uncle guy (I'm not really sure if he is my uncle) and he's made attempts to hit my butt an he did once with a shoe and idk him or trust him and idk I dont like it at...
    heyguysss heyguysss 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    I hit a truck to avoid hitting a guy on bike which suddenly changed lane. Now i have a fractured hand and a bike that needs repair.
    nik18 nik18 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I am noticing that I avoid people who very clearly are only interested in sex. I am more impressed by people who see the value of my friendship first. Those are the relationships...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Blood is one bond we can not break. It's essential for health reasons or to understand the history of how you got here. Blood relation can also lend a sense of belonging in the...
    warp9pnt9 warp9pnt9 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    From the moment were born, we're told who to love, just because they are "family." **** that. I don't care who you are, family or not, if you screw me over, you can expect nothing...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    "Family means people who love you simply because you are" my granny always says. When I was younger, I couldn't wrap my head around it - family means you're related to someone...
    SamHardy92 SamHardy92 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    It seems very hard for SOME people to differentiate between family and family. I have said numerous times that im sad because I want my own family and I feel alone and incomplete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I do love my family and am so happy to have them. My dad adopted me when I was 10. At the time he was single and had just got out if the police academy. So him and his cop buddies...
    SunshineC23 SunshineC23 18-21 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Well I given up on my family, I left my mom, ignore my father for so long, and I always felt so left out from my brothers and sister. I was never close with my father, I was never...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I would say this has been the case for most of my life ..okay when I was a child between the ages of zero to eighteen then its mandatory you need you family that surround of family...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Not in the physical world- I was raised to believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have a huge, caring, supportive extended family! I have eight siblings, seven in-laws, and one ex-in-law that is still close to the family (and to my sister). At last count I...
    usedchild usedchild 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love my family like crazy but sometimes it can make me go insane. I'm the oldest daughter and naturally, I'm just nurturing and jump to taking care of others like a mother. All...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I find it challenging to be honest with my family because I am different from them and I think differently than them. I know that my family judges atheists, and political liberals...
    Growlin Growlin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    So this might be long. I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 16-17, M Mar 30

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    the day before yesterday, my step uncle passed away. and I never know anything about it till my sister told me as she was told by my other step uncle. by that time we were at home...
    rsddhj rsddhj 13-15, F Apr 2

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    My household is small but I have an infinite amount of cousins, aunts, and uncles! My family is mostly Puerto Rican but we have lots of different colors and races married into...
    Lapoeta2nv Lapoeta2nv 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I don't mean this in a negative sense... I mean that my friends at school are like family to me. For some reason, I'm far more comfortable talking to them about anything than I am...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    My fake name is kobochibi. I'm female, 26 y.o from Indonesia.I'm from a broken home family. One month after my mother passed away (2006), I ran from home because my father re...
    kobochibi kobochibi 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't want to sound overly sensitive, but this is something that has been eating away at me for a long time. Being in the Media Age where everyone is tuned into the lives of...
    SagittariusBlunt SagittariusBlunt 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Since I've begun experiencing symptoms of depression, mostly anything my family does ****** me off. They may mean it, but the continuous stream of I love you's coming from their...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I grew up in a nudist family and to me it is a great feeling to go through life (as often as I can) the same way I came into this world. Some people called us nasty or disgusting...
    breeziebee breeziebee 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I am an only child and 47. My parents and grandparents have passed away. I have 2 elderly aunts that I have seen possibly 10 times in my life who live 800 miles away. I am married...
    SCRich SCRich 46-50, M Mar 27

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    I have a difficult time relating to my family. It's just my sister and I, plus mg parents. I am the son of immigrant parents and my sister is a year younger than I but a college...
    Johndec Johndec 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My whole family are such judgmental ******. Even though I'm not gay, I support it. The rest of my family hates it and calls me stupid and stuff like that every time I try to defend...
    sarahjade123 sarahjade123 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Death is actually a more unifying force within family than love and this is a mind-blowing concept. These are the words that i never forget from the film another happy day because...
    kar9 kar9 26-30, F Mar 29

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    Rosa Cisneros Peña (My Grandmother) My Grandmother was an extremely religious woman. She loved to sit in the evening and read her Bible. Some said that she knew the Bible so...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I come from a family of six girls and it was an amazing experience growing up in a household full of all females no brothers. I have nothing but the utmost respect for my...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love my family they are so important to me without them I am nothing. My parents are still together I have 2 sisters (12&13) and 2 older brothers (20&25) but my brothers don't...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am estranged from my most of my family even the two children I gave birth to. It has been a agonizing experience and the holidays were bad until I got my dog. People are suppose...
    clarity888 clarity888 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    As I've written here, I hate my biological family. I do have a family of 5 close friends, all younger than I am. Our little group gathers on Saturday nights to play fantasy role...
    katmaninva katmaninva 56-60 6 days ago

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    My brother went through nasty divorce ten years ago. I helped him for 18 months preparing paperwork, consulting with his attorney, etc. so his ex-wife wouldn't take him to the...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't fit in with my family - I am the 2nd youngest of 4 girls in my family and I'm so left out. My parents favour my two older sisters because they live away from home and are...
    lovethetree lovethetree 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well , family isn't made by blood bond , it's made from a strong loyalty a pledge to protect each other and help one another . Tho I've experienced some families are just made up...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M 4 days ago