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I Avoid My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

    No doubt many of us around the world share the common agreement family is important to us. However for some of us like myself when I say family I'm not always speaking about those...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I'm an awkward teenager from a very emotionally retentive family. It has bothered me my entire life that when I look at other families (my neighbors, my friends' families, TV...
    mystory1s2commonforaT1tle mystory1s2commonforaT1tle 16-17, M Feb 7

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    I was at a school that was based on the English system of discipline - and I am grateful that I did attend that school. I also think that family values were instilled n you both...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 9 hrs ago

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    Love My Family and Friends Unconditionally
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Love God, My Friends, and My Family
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Lol I hide all of me from my family. I try to give my Mum what she wants, a daughter with lots of friends, great at school, happy, talkative, likes shopping, etcetera. But I'm none...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Forgiving does not mean that I have to be a part of a family that is toxic to my well being. I forgive my mother for the things she did and continues to do, because I understand...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So, I hate them. I've always been a scapegoat for them and it's annoying. My dad was never close to me, and my mother through the years has gotten worse and worse... My sister and...
    FoxyBingo FoxyBingo 22-25, F Jan 31

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    A Constant Battle I find being social extremely tiring and a bit timid to bring the stress on myself. It's not that I don't act myself around friends, I do. It's just a...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Ok so i have this friend he is like a big brother okay . Lately he is being distant . & keep avoiding me & even deleted his viber Pic when i sended him a message . We been...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Feb 3

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    What's wrong with me? Stop avoiding me and just be my friend :(. Stop hurting me and leaving me and sweeping me under the rug as if I don't exist
    Quietguy1234 Quietguy1234 18-21, M Feb 12

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    I avoid playing truth or dare, especially when my sister is playing, she's still pissed that I made her put ice cubes in her underwear and keep them there until they melted
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'd say I avoid crowds more then people. But I'm shy and I'm not the type to approach or start conversation. I'll sit and wait speak when spoken too.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The thing about growing up in a family harboring systemic abuse is there is a culture of silence. This isn't an order to be silent, it is a subtle hint in the air that lets you...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was unpacking the rest of my stuff and I found this letter from my dead mum. I remember when she gave it to me. I was so mad at her and I thought she was stupid for thinking this...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Hello~I am 29 yrs of age & I currently reside in Ohio. I have a 10 yr old son name Chapman who doesn't live with me at this time,but he is my world. My heart is aching right now...
    TelisaAnn TelisaAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I just hate contrasting thoughts in my head right now, these thoughts are coming from two people whom I cherish the most. My mother would say that my sister is so selfish, that she...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I have a terrible experience with family members my mother was on the phone once and I heard her put my family and myself down to my sister in law she seems to like to talk about...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    i'm sick of hearing people say''family is everything.there's nothing more than family''and they meant family means blood. NO,that is not true. I had been phisically,sexually abused...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Unpredictable, sadistic, inferior, dishonest, erratic, envious, competitive, jealous, and cruel are words that I would use to describe the people who were my family. There wasn't...
    lovesflowers lovesflowers 41-45, F Feb 2

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    Sometimes family can be worst than your friends. the greed, selfishness, lies its horrible. My family, I love them but the rumors that goes around and them being two-face really...
    latrice2173 latrice2173 22-25, F Feb 3

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    My dad's a diabetic and he's taking insulin shots regularly. He visits his doctor every now and then. We rushed him to the hospital for about three times in the past year when his...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    it hurts that there are millions of emotions bottled up in your chest that you can't even express. all these emotions are eating you and digging into your skin and killing every...
    xmessofadreamerx xmessofadreamerx 18-21, F Feb 15

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    My dad was a photographer from France. He was sent to Lebanon to take photography of life in Lebanon. My dad met my mom there and they fell in love. Soon my mom was pregnant with...
    HeavenElizabeth6262 HeavenElizabeth6262 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My fathers side of the family has not contacted me since i was twelve. That's been 8 years. 8 years still fresh. I miss certain members so much that it hurts me beyond any other...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Most of my family are going through illnesses, how it breaks my heart everytime seeing them so weak! I feel helpless but I know god will heal, it will take time and patience but...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    My daughters father and I were surprised when we discovered I was pregnant with our daughter. He was still in the middle of a long drawn divorce. I gave him the option of not...
    autopilotkamikaze autopilotkamikaze 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Here is the thing....i realy dont know whats going on with my family but anytime i have an encounter with them its never for the better, it has come to a point that the mere...
    Emmanuelo Emmanuelo 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    My family is known to bring up embrassing past events and situations during family dinners. Have you ever had to deal with the more emnrassing situations among extended family or...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Please don't get me wrong ... I love my family! But I have several "sisters from another mister" who I rely on just as much as--if not more than--I do my actual blood relations...
    leftnwrite08 leftnwrite08 26-30, F Jan 30

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    They separated when we're still young. We didnt really know why back then, until now, there's no clear reason. So, we just accepted the fact that it happened and there's no getting...
    Keepcalmandenjoylife Keepcalmandenjoylife 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I know no one is perfect- there's really no such thing as perfect, but I hate that my family is so dysfunctional. My father is an angry drunk that uses coke, never was really there...
    blissfulreverie blissfulreverie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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