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I Avoid My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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 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 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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    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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    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..
    jessjess0625 jessjess0625 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am the mother of 6 children. All of whom I love and care for deeply. I am proud of my large family and the warmth and caring we have always had for each other. As the older...
    uradreamer uradreamer 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    Today I have decided to live on my own because of some family issues. As a person who is from a country where family ties is very strong it saddened me to leave home because I am...
    DorisTag DorisTag 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I believe that in order to solve problems in relationships, people need to talk it out. Avoiding the problem isn't going to help the situation. My Grandfather has always been...
    Winters15 Winters15 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I like to sing and write songs. I think I'm really good at it. I've been through a lot of trauma and it's my way to cope. It's the only way I can ever make sense out of anything I...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    At times this can be a terribly sad thing, and at others it can also be an amazingly strong, and selfless thing to do. There are things that should be shared and deserve to be...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was a huge problem child growing up but grew out of it in my late teens and actually ended up being a very reliable adult. My family, however, always feels the need to keep...
    Vipermike66 Vipermike66 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't hate them I dislike them most of the time. So I been married for 10months I know still newlyweds, and we have been staying with his whole family in a New York apartment it...
    confusedasia confusedasia 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I was raised in a household that was normal to be nude , the whole family was always without clothes. So when friends and family came to visit they would usually ***** as soon as...
    dirtydaddy4u2 dirtydaddy4u2 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I can't even stress how much I value the importance of family. My family drives me crazy, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. Most of my life lessons, both bitter and sweet...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    family is very important to me and they are a big part of my life, but its also important to know which family members that aren't any good. love but i have to at a distance
    ellazabeth ellazabeth 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Hi... I wanted to share what happened once in my life at 2014 around winter time... So first of all my family was once a family when I wasn't born, my birthdays were never...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    it's official...I need to leave my house. my parents rely on me too much and my brother does nothing to help us. I have so many responsibilities with my school work. I'm a 4.0...
    marckengenie1 marckengenie1 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    For a couple of years now my family has been going to church first with my mother going at first I thought it was a phase mid life crisis stuff but then my father join then soon...
    LazyPanda26 LazyPanda26 18-21, M Feb 1

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    I need a new family. my parents are really strong Christians who have a son (me) who apparently is the only pervert in the world and will never change his ways. I definitely need a...
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Okay, so I never thought I'd share this story I mean I know this is what this website is for but... I just thought that was too personal to be shared but I've realized that I can't...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I was 12 years old. Me, my parents, my brother and my sisters decided to travel to Khao Lak, Thailand, during christmas and new years eve. We were a family from Sweden who visited...
    Jessikaswe92 Jessikaswe92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Family will treat you like crap. Instead of acting like blood, they act the opposite like strangers. Kicking you while you're down, sharing your downfalls with other members of...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    I used to have a dog named jasper, we rescued him from a gas station when he was a puppy, me and my sister snuck him home and had to cry to convince my dad to let us keep him. He...
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Too true, some of my military friends are more like family to me, than my blood family has ever been. It's about the bond you share and not blood!
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F Jan 31

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    Yes, I am happy(comfortable is a better word) being naked(nude) with friends & family as is every one in my family. Everyone in my family loves spending quality nude time together...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    blood makes you related. unconditional love, support , laughter, sharing the good and the bad times makes a family. I have plenty of blood relatives that are not family.
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I grew up with my step father being schizophrenic. and I can say its not easy being around someone who has this illness. I developed bipolar at age 17 and have been dealing with...
    kparker33 kparker33 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Bombarder built a family just for holding Father's money. She claims a husband should always put all his money in his wife's hands, but that doesn't mean she would use Father's...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F Jan 29

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    I don't know if i consider myself a traditionalist. But I always felt like I would be at my happiest if I just had a large family around me. I'd like to be that weird family that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    This past week has really been amazing. My Nan and I have been with family as her brother in law has been sick and was on his way out. As sad as it was with him passing I have...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F Jan 27

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    I can't say I hate his family. But there's a few I truly dislike that I don't want to be around them. His mother and sister...Mostly his sister. She's nothing but a hot head and...
    simplyme12345 simplyme12345 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Family is the most important thing to me. Friends come and go but family is forever, and that's comforting
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I don't have a family. My dad loves me, but doesn't support me or listen to me. My mom is suicidal, and push her depression on me, she sees me like a father, a brother, a...
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I went into my parents' bathroom just minutes ago to get some mouthwash, and right by the bottles of mouthwash was a note (obviously written by my mom, judging from the handwriting...
    CaitlinElizabeth815 CaitlinElizabeth815 16-17, F Jan 25

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    I have so much anger towards my family. My family is very religious, including me, but I am bisexual. I haven't told anyone in my family, becuase I am scared of the unknown. My...
    donin21 donin21 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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