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I Avoid My Family

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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?

    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So i avoid family. Text mom. And remember why i avoid.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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    Hi everyone. I never saw myself as the type to join any sort of online forum. Truth is, it makes me very uncomfortable to read my own words. I felt like I needed to join today...
    TheGeiser TheGeiser 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Ever since I can remember, my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I dread writing this, it sounds like such first world drama. I am an immigrant to the US, at age four I was in a concentration camp, grew up with an alcoholic father and a culture...
    bublebeez bublebeez 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    so my best friend is dating my ex and both of them have been avoiding me..and it hurts to see them together every single day whereas everything is falling apart for me like i am...
    Lilymard Lilymard 18-21 1 Response Nov 13

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    All of my life I've had the idea drilled into my head that my existence would be worth nothin on this planet unless I became rich and had a limitless number of achievements under...
    alex247365 alex247365 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I don't like yelling, I don't like arguing, and I don't like fighting. So I avoid it. Agree with things even if I don't like it. Get rid if things even if I don't want to. But if...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Locking up myself in my room isn't healthy. I know that, and I did do some efforts to counter that. But I can't just be around people for too long- it's suffocating. I love my...
    renshi111 renshi111 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    reading others "experiences", to avoid actual experiences
    lynnee360 lynnee360 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    Toxic Waste posing as Human Beings I avoid like the Ebola Virus..life is just too short.
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I have come to realize that blood doesn't make a family... And with 'blood', I mean genes. Seeing as relatives don't actually share blood at all. They just share genetics...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    There’s a vast difference between being blood relatives and being a family. I don’t believe that being one necessarily makes you the other. I have an ex-boyfriend, who has...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Oct 30

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    When I was a little kid my parents moved to another state, hours away from my father’s side of the family. My mother was from another country so we never saw her side of the...
    kimy1234 kimy1234 22-25 Nov 3

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    I am not close to my blood relatives at all. My parents had trouble encouraging me as a child, and the restrictions they put on me due to their fear makes me believe that they don...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 1 Response Oct 27

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    When I grew up with my one sibling and parents, we didn't visit my grandparents, aunts or uncles because my parents ran away from them. They had no family other than my sibling and...
    Shackledreturn Shackledreturn 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    this may sound kinda weird if any of u can understand where I'm coming from or trying to say. before I was convinced into my mother I already new who was going to be my mother and...
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Growing up, my family wasn't really family oriented, and I didn't know why. Now, as an adult myself, I know exactly why. My relatives are in such competition with each other they...
    DonaasF DonaasF 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I love my wife of almost 25 years, 3 great natural kids (24, 18, 17...the 18 yo has significant special needs) 2 great add-on boys (24-our oldest son's friends who had no real...
    Sigmacoog Sigmacoog 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family, I stick out like a sore thumb. I don't know why or how I got to be so different from my family, but it has become rather strenuous on...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I've always had issues with my family, but over the past few years, things have hit a head. When I was younger, I battled with anorexia and suicide. My mother knew, but didn't do...
    twiztx twiztx 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    My daughter just had twins a boy and a girl. I have 5 grown children 4 girls and my son. We used to do everything together however, in the lat 2 1/2 years I lost my mother and my...
    denisesmoke denisesmoke 51-55, F Oct 26

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    My whole life seemed to revolve around my family. I should hate them for not being there and giving me loneliness and poor health and guidance. But it all must truly be my fault...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Oct 28

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    The 29th of October was the anniversary of when my cousin committed suicide. My family is not especially close. I have a mess of aunts, and the family drama has gone overboard a...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I hate my family. At first I thought it was because of our misunderstandings and fights but as time passed I knew that I really hate my family. I hate my mom for being so...
    Dardar113 Dardar113 13-15 Nov 2

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    I am in the midst of writing a book about my dysfunctional family and I have a strong feeling it could be a best seller simply because of all that it encompasses. It's like an...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I wish I could tell my parents and other family members about my anxiety and depression but I don't want them thinking I'm any weirder than what they already do. My family are the...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I have been estranged from my older domineering sister for several years. around other family members she pretends that this is just some quaint thing that i'm doing and that i...
    zeldafitzgerald zeldafitzgerald 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family. I am the youngest of 3 children, I am 23 but most of the time I feel like I'm still 13 again and still invisible. I've battled with...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentenced yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's like 4 days before thanksgiving and I wasn't invited or heard anything from ANYONE in my family. I know me and my parents aren't talking but seriously? I know they are doing...
    kittcatt96 kittcatt96 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am also sad because I have no family. Ok, I have some. I have a 76 year aunt in South Africa whom I love, but don't ever see. I have an uncle in England who I have never met...
    kindhearted222 kindhearted222 41-45 Oct 28

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    I really am. I'm so different compared to the rest of my family. For instance, I enjoy golf and tennis, but my family would rather do neither. I love art and galleries; my family...
    7Questions 7Questions 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I am sick of my family i hate my mom i hate my 2 sisters. They are disgusting selfish people. My sister is 100% a psychopath she is very manipulative and enjoys seeing other people...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 1 Response Oct 29

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    It has been a long time since I posted any thing. There has been so much ups and downs in my life that I basically got left behind. I've always been lonely since I was born. I know...
    maggiesuper maggiesuper 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    My lil Ep family they mean the world to me they really do.I have been very fortunate to have came across some amazing people here each one with a strength within them that i drawn...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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