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I Avoid My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    All they see is a moody girl. They dont care to ask whats wrong. And when they do, they dont try to understand or let me explain why. They expect me to let them know everything...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    What does family mean? Isn't it just a human-making factory? You see animals never build a family by getting married before generating offspring. Why should humankind need to? Why...
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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I have had a major fallout with my mother as she hates my husband. She is obsessed with his every move and constantly slags him off to me and the rest of the family. I have hidden...
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    I'm pretty laid back but so are a lot of other people in my family. It's the beach life. We all kind of have to be. One example is my nudist cousin, Layla. She's in her mid 20's...
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    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hallo everybody. I'm not sure if i have APD, because my doctor said i have BPD. Well, i never get angry on people, i don't change my opinions about them, and i don't change often...
    Almano1008 Almano1008 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not really estranged from any family members. I mean I do have family members that I don't see very often due to distance, but the few times we get to see each other, we...
    ashleys11991 ashleys11991 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All my life I was told yo always do better even when I got hurt and now it makes it miserable to do the one thing I love and that is running. I pushed my self to do better so I...
    SlimsB SlimsB 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Ayan’s 26th Birthday In God grace, today mark another year of journey for my beloved brother. We've been together for quite long. He is my brother, my best friend, my...
    ragica ragica 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so afraid of rejection or criticism that I try to avoid it at all times, I don't think to try and make friends because I worry that they won't like me, I will not take on the...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Majority of the people in my family are preppy, and I don't mean to sound full of myself, but I feel like I'm more down to earth than they are. So when I do something and it's...
    vanessaj69 vanessaj69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Am I over reacting? My husband cannot stop lying to me when it comes to things related to his family and I feel like I am not part of the family. Its taking a toll on me and the...
    Gammarays80 Gammarays80 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have no family support because I have no family to speak of. I have become more and more interested in finding out who my people are and where they are and even if they would...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F Jul 21

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    Nearly a decade ago I moved away from my toxic family in an effort to avoid having an actual mental breakdown. I was numb. My parents are bare minimum suffering from Borderline...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I was actually randomly looking through the Internet for help on this topic and I found this website! First the long exposition, then the problem, then a solution. In the summer...
    BubbaFiddyFour BubbaFiddyFour 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I hate it! My family is always making fun of me and lowering my self esteem. I am the eldest sibling in my family. My brother is 11 and my sister is 14. My brother is popular at...
    ohayomegu ohayomegu 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I know it's wrong to hate on family but I'm just so angry at them all the time.All the pent up frustrations since I was a kid, its just getting harder and harder to keep quiet like...
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I have a fairly large family. There is easily over one hundred members I know by name in the state of California alone. But I wouldn't trust them to give me the time of day. They...
    LastTrueGentleman LastTrueGentleman 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Hello, I am 25 years old now with 2 young children of my own, and a year and a half ago my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. I am not sure how to give all the...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Ok so I guess I've always had a dysfunctional family. Always lots of shouting, screaming, throwing played etc. I used to cry in my bedroom everyday and night because my parents had...
    Idgaf15 Idgaf15 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    This doesn't make you special, at all. I come from a broken family, you come from a broken family, he comes from a broken family, she comes from a broken family, and even freaking...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Okay, so I love my family, as people. But I hate their way of doing things. My family are SUPER old fashioned, basically, men are meant to work, and only work. But that's the...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    i hate my family. i don't just hate them, i hate them with a passion. I hate them to the point that i ask them to not celebrate my birthday with me. I hate them to the point that i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I come from a broken family. I'm the youngest out of 3. My dad was a big time alcoholic still is. My dad has been drinking since forever , he always got violent went to jail once...
    sioma17 sioma17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I can't really say I hate them, I just hate that when I am feeling down none of them noticed nor helped. I been having low self esteem since I was 12 and I was still holding my...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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