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I Avoid My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People

    Because they treat me like I don't belong.

    I'm 32 years old and successful in what I do. They live within minutes from where I live and couldn't be bothered to talk to me. They (my sister and dad) came to my wedding last Fall and for the first time I treated them like they were the outcasts. And that they're unimportant...
    Bulma Bulma 26-30 May 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So my great uncle just died recently and my mom, step dad and I went up to California to help out. My mom is the executor of the estate so she has to be there to sort things and...
    kking141 kking141 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Ever since my Grandma died back in 2012, when I was a 5'th Grader my whole life has been down hill. I started hating life even more than usual. My Mother changed, and she treated...
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    "Avoid loud and aggressive people. They are vexatious to the spirit". Desiderata.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 13

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    And I think everyone hates me now. I can see it in their eyes, in the way they shift their feet away from me. And I can see it in their faces, forever tense and serious when...
    madelinefish madelinefish 16-17, F Jan 15

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    It just doesn't feel right when I do it so I avoid swearing I'm okay with other people swearing around me but When I do it it just feels off
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    My family is a very complicated one. On my mum's side, I have 2 aunts and an uncle. To make you understand my life story better, I'll give fake names and just talk about the big...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F Jan 2

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Well my family is not being very supportive and have not been in my life for long time. I have raise my kids alone without my family help and my family have disown me because of...
    Kelbug Kelbug 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm like the outcast of the family. My family does stuff with out me and I find out about it on facebook. I have have two sisters one younger one older the older one has 3 kids so...
    kdmb kdmb 22-25, F Jan 7

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    After reading everyone's situation it is hard to think my problem is really that much of a problem, but I need to just get it out. I am the eldest and growing up I will admit I was...
    etburki etburki 22-25, F Jan 19

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    I'm differently-abled. Not disabled. Just differently-abled. This was the label my Mum gave to me. All my life, I have been different. When I was born, I was different. Not...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like I am the black sheep of the family....I'm not perfect and I've made mistakes in my life, but I don't see why my family has to act like **** around me. Whenever there's...
    LadyL31786 LadyL31786 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Last weekend my family hosted a nudist dinner party at our house. We invited all of our close nudist friends and relatives over and there turned out to be about seven families in...
    EastTNNudist EastTNNudist 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I am the truth teller in my family. I was the one who ruined my mother's life because she got pregnant with me out of wedlock in the 1950's as she was on her way to work on her...
    beth4405 beth4405 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
    3voL 3voL 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I come from a mafia family and theirs one thing besides respect is taught. The love and protection of our blood. Sometime families do stupid **** and drag you into things that you...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    As painstakingly heartbreaking as it is, I've realized that I cannot compete with the drug of Satan, Meth... My ex-husband and I were together for a little over 11 years. Our love...
    jryder1979 jryder1979 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I have a terrible experience with family members my mother was on the phone once and I heard her put my family and myself down to my sister in law she seems to like to talk about...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i'm sick of hearing people say''family is everything.there's nothing more than family''and they meant family means blood. NO,that is not true. I had been phisically,sexually abused...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Family is very Important. Another thing is, that one doesn't need to be related by blood. I have 3 cousins that were adopted. They aren't related to me by blood, but they are...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I am 58 years old. I have never seen my father nor has he seen me. I have had a number of step siblings--most of them a great deal older than I. My marriage, which failed, produced...
    Cougarette Cougarette 56-60 1 Response Jan 2

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    I feel as though I have no family. My mother left when I was very young. My dad later remarried and at the age of 16, my step mother kicked me out. I was forced to live with my...
    Sugarsparkles60 Sugarsparkles60 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    every since almost 4 years ago my husband family has treated me like **** not even knowing me,harrased and threatened me and threw my herpes **** in my face from being raped and...
    mandyvargas18 mandyvargas18 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I'm 18 years old and I'm an avid Christian, but I can't help but hate my family for the things they put me through. They call me the "accident baby" in the family cause my parents...
    Lilliane19 Lilliane19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    In my view families are overated. Just because you share part of the same genetic material with another person, does not mean that you are bound to love or even like them. A large...
    canthinkformyself canthinkformyself 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    My family is an utter mess-- my mom (who is the hardest worker I will ever meet) is working two jobs, not including taking care of her kids. Some weeks she'll work 12-18 hours a...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    ***RANT*** If you're my friend right now, you might not be after you read this. I know God said it's not right for homosexuals to be together but didn't he also say to love one...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 21

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    I love the freedom coming from and having a nudist family. We all love being free and easy when it comes to nudity with all of my family members. We have a large and growing...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am the youngest of five and I haven't seen my siblings or my "mother's" side of the family in a decade. Initially it was their choice not to see me--I was fifteen and decided to...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    {You then wait around to collect your medicines and make payment. That’s suitable. You do not should visit a separate pharmacy or chemist for the tablets. All GP clinics in...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {Most Professionals will only see individuals using an appointment. Though they'll happily take walk in individuals if their clinic is just not insane active.Hi, I've just moved to...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    My family is sorta broken, I was adopted so I don't feel connections with my parent. so I only have one father and no mother and my sister isn't the best example in life. so...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I an the oldest of 5 children. Growing up I always felt I got the blame if my siblings did anything wrong,I am now in my 30s and it's still the same.. I have not spoken to my...
    scarlett26 scarlett26 31-35, F Jan 5

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    No one understands me only my cats not my dog not my rabbits bit my friends nor my family only my cats you may think it's crazy but I have had my cats for years they know how I act...
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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