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I Avoid My Family

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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?

    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

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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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    Ever since I was a child I hated my family. Mainly my distant family and sometimes my close family. They have always put me down, making fun of my weight, how I look, and what I...
    ksgirl93 ksgirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Hello everyone. :) Hope you are having a nice day and I wish you great Winter Holidays.. I guess I should start with telling that I am a very sensitive person, lets say over...
    AnnaLeah94 AnnaLeah94 18-21, F 15 mins 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 Nov 25

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    My father is an ambitious business man who hardly takes care of his own family. He's often abusive and can get savagely, physically violent. He has very conservative views. I often...
    DampierWolf DampierWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "You will lose friends but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses 5 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 Nov 22

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 1 Response Nov 26

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    I am a 21 year old college student. I have a narcissistic personality disorder, but am seeing a counselor and dealing with it day to day.My family has supported me my entire life...
    Anon0ne Anon0ne 18-21, M Nov 27

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    Well its thanksgiving, Some of my dads side of the family are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my least favorite holidays, because they are suppose to be about family, which...
    wesv wesv 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    this thanksgiving has been the worst for me. My family doesnt like me at all know matter what i do they hate me. I mean i have nothing else to do. I want to you no do suicide and...
    Atlchris Atlchris 16-17 1 Response Nov 27

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    I feel like family is the best. They are always there for you. My family used to be one of the best out there. My parents married on June 22nd, 1991. I hope to marry on that same...
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M Nov 27

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    I have tittered on the fence while the rest of my family either delude themselves or ignore what my younger sister has become. I for one am done pretending. I am done dealing with...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Nov 30

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    My BF and I have been together for over 2 years. Until I threw a fit (in private) until recently, they would plan vacations, weekend trips and holiday trips and he would be...
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F Dec 12

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    Family Most people think of security, support, love, a safety net, a place to turn when the rest of the world is crazy, reassurance, a shoulder to cry on, or God forbid somewhere...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    My in-law are very different from my family. My family is successful, social and very giving. I was raised by my grand-parents, who have always worked hard physically and always...
    pinok pinok 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had a difficult childhood as one of my parents passed away while I was 7. I recently live on another continent and haven't seen my family in more than a year. Although the...
    cradleaway cradleaway 22-25 5 days ago

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    Even though we are blood, my family is NOT my family. I do not belong with them. I don't know most of my family. And I look forward to the day, when I have a family of my own...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    When the teens here say they hate their family, I get annoyed. These people are your lifetime friends, comrades that will aid you with undying loyalty. I realise blood doesn't make...
    MelancholyWorld MelancholyWorld 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Welcome to the family- The people that you (& I are really close to & trust can be considered family. I never believed that you have to be blood related to be family. I have always...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Nov 23

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    I'm a senior in high school and last year I failed a few classes so this year I am doing credit recovery to get my credits from last year the work is easy but the problem is thief...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M Nov 23

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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 3 Responses Nov 25

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    In my 43 years of life; "FAMILY" is what i missed, only. Nothing else. All I wanted in my life, Someday I too have a family of my own. I had have walk through all odds, struggle...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am half black and half mexican. I used to LOVE to hang out with my mother's family. All the kids and family, but I often ended up the only non-white or full mexican there...
    WizHallow WizHallow 16-17, F Dec 4

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    They really have been there for me for like the past two years. We've all been through a lot together, and I feel a lot closer to them than my actual family. My actual blood...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F a week ago

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    "Family"... It always gives a happy feel.... Even if we just pronounce that word. Family.... Isn't it a gift chosen by God himself for us??? The word... Care... Love... Happiness...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Me and my family are nudists and we are always naked at home. Even if its to answer the door when the pizza guy comes around or a salesman. Usually we take turns to see who's next...
    Beautiful112233 Beautiful112233 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 25

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    I come from a very traditional gypsy family we have many strange ways and traditions I never did have much schooling as you may tell from my writing but from a early age of 12 I...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have a broken family in the sense that it is bad in the core and it doesn't show it self unless only the family is present Nothing like abuse or anything physical But the...
    nintendo64man nintendo64man 13-15, M Nov 29

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    My mother had schozophrenia and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my...
    soledad75 soledad75 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Family is so important to me. i had a rough start growing up. But it all settled when i got my step mom and I saw what a real family could be. And I know it may not be traditional...
    jessconn81 jessconn81 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Well Im no beautifulbutterfly2 but I did have some useful fun with Photoshop lately. Such a cool tool to play with. I took an old black & white photo of my young Dad's family...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    My week has been a very family orientated affair! We have been blessed with a new addition to our family as my little sister gave birth to her second child. This meant my mother...
    nattyocean nattyocean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I wish I could have been one of those people that raves about how close and loving their family is, but I'm not. I'm the ******* opposite. Something wrong always happens among my...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F Dec 5

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