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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    My younger sister, Tanya. She's quite the nerdy and loves science and mathematics just like me, and we both connect pretty well together even though it sometimes get a little rough...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I know many people out there hate there family and there's no new to talk about except defining some feeling to the outside world. I actually don't have the ability to express...
    dare111 dare111 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    God don't even go there...I have a part of my family which constantly lie about the most horrible things...for example my auntie told my mum that she has 25 people out of 42 at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    Every three years there has been a family tradition of going on a family vacation trip in my husbands family, this was supposed to be the eleventh such trip since my husbands...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F Mar 22

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    God will remove people from your life if you take too long to do it yourself. In 2010 I recieved a word from a woman in church that I had a few people around me who I needed to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Many moons ago I was basically disowned by my family . I am the black sheep , never graduated high school , got tattoos the day I turned 18 and am getting more covered every day...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Waited for dad to be dad. Retaliated when hurt. Stole from family when young. So they punnish forever. And save money. But claim loans wreck family. To justify...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    xxyxxyxx xxyxxyxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I hate family gathering because I always feel left out. I am the quiet one who never says a word but likes to observe all the time. I like to see family but I always feel out of...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F Apr 10

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    I don't know if this is how I should be acting, but... I am actually thankful that God gave me this kind of life. I mean, I am thankful that I am from a broken family. why? well...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was growing up I was the black sheep, the odd one out, the weirdo, the freak. My mum would say to people 'she's not like us, she likes to read..' like reading was a...
    Shelley176 Shelley176 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know why, but my daughter's only 7 months and I kind of already want another baby... I know it sounds crazy but I have always wanted a big family, I grew up with a big one...
    SefysMommy SefysMommy 16-17, F Mar 19

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