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I Avoid My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 remember when I was younger I used to beg my parents for a brother or sister I think it went on until I was 13... Anyways at around 7 I found out I had half siblings. It's funny...
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    Moving out was a great day. I rarely go to family gatherings. My parents obviously have favorites and I'm not one. My older sister is my dad's favorite and my younger brother is my...
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    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses. So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were...
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    When I was younger I always saw my parents as happy. Little did I know they were really far from happy. I'm an only child, and from a fairly wealthy family I always thought that...
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    LucyLutz LucyLutz 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't speak to most of my family. I am one of 7 children. Every single one of my siblings have been scarred by my dysfunctional parents and it's bizarre that they know our...
    silvercoatedbrass silvercoatedbrass 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have family that I really dislike (I don't like to use hate) and prefer not to speak to even when they try to reach out because its either fake or a set up for some more bs...
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    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    TinyBabyPrincess TinyBabyPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F Jun 23

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    I don't know if any of you identify with this, but I'm not sure if I WANT to get better...I don't know if I'm scared...or it's a defense mechanism or what...I've been working on my...
    TheGentleman001 TheGentleman001 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    collegecomputerwiz collegecomputerwiz 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    ILAMA2 ILAMA2 41-45, F Jun 20

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