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I Avoid My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I don't even know where to start... But, I've been abandoned since the day I was born... My mom was on heroin (& methadone) when she was pregnant w me. When she gave birth to me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My mother-in-law is meddling with me and my husband's issues. She will knock on our door (her house beside us, TOO BAD!), then intrude in the middle of our fight. She will side her...
    msyuism msyuism 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    I'm very tired of my family. My mom and dad had an affair, and so here I am. They were never married. My mom raised me, but my dad never failed to support me. I'm even closer to...
    beautifulmistake17 beautifulmistake17 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i just want to tell some of my family members to take a long walk off a short pier.
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    So let me just let this out. For starters my whole family has been decided for some time now. It was never liked this before, we were actually very close, going to church every...
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    .....but what u don't know is I'm avoiding you to ; 0 and it was my idea first
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 14 hrs ago

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    My father and mother divorced, my mom moved away with her new husband and they have a new kid. I have no one in a new country, I have no family, no one. I have no friends and I...
    goodbyemylastsummer goodbyemylastsummer 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been torn about moving.... Procrastinating about packing and just not wanting to do it. Change has always scared me. I was talking to my therapist about this... Telling her...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I come from a family of alcoholics that are in denial. Among them, I am the one that even the black sheep avoid.
    traveler440 traveler440 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My parents had 4 girls in a relatively short time span, within about 6 or 7 years. Then 15 years later, while my parents were in their mid -40s, they had me, their only boy. My...
    harknbark harknbark 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I know I'm the black sheep of the family because when my mother passed away and my grandmother passed away I have no family I have a dad but I've never met him I know when I have...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am what I think is called "the black sheep of the family". I rebelled on things that the rest of the family would consider untraditional. But my family and I are very different...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just want some people to relate to. My family are breaking me down. All of my immediate family members are incredibly self destructive and also abusive to those around them...
    narcolepticinsomniac narcolepticinsomniac 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    What is the basic elements which bond the family members? I think it's food. Without food shared among family members, memebers must scatter and the family disintegrates. Why...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Last december, I made two friends. It was a short, yet intense friendship. I had been a long while without really connecting with new people. I usually keep to myself, except with...
    clementinechasseur clementinechasseur 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    So my husband and I have had our fights and doubts in our marriage. It has only made us stronger. His family doesnt like me bc of all of it. So they started bringing gis ex gf...
    Disrespected25 Disrespected25 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am a teenager, healthy, and in high school. I am the only atheist in my family, as well as the only one whose hobby is writing. I don't play video games, and writing is pretty...
    RamenTraveler RamenTraveler 18-21, M a week ago

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    When a bond is strong enough...it transcends the title of friend to family. My pets are family, my past and current aquaintances are family, my non-blood cousins are family.
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M Aug 23

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    what is the difference between avoidant personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F Aug 23

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    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay? because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Hi. Thanks for reading this. I have recently fallen out with my father. He has difficulty with relationships. as a child he was always ******** off his brother and sister and...
    miriams13 miriams13 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    You know what I love most about my family?! They aren't my real family, but they are my adopted family, and I love them so much cause they love me. They took me in when I had...
    ToSexyForYou ToSexyForYou 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    My parents (actually my mom because I don't talk to my dad so much) say that they love my sister and I equally but they don't. It's clear to me that my mom likes my sister more...
    sk761921 sk761921 22-25, F Aug 22

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    While technically I do, I no longer consider my family my family. I don't like it one bit but at the same time I feel it is the only way to protect myself. When I was a child my...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am the oldest, and my family hates me. I have 2 younger brothers, and 1 younger siblings. My parents hate all of us, and all my siblings hate each other. Our family is basically...
    LolaTavir98 LolaTavir98 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Happiness is an important element to keep a family connected and strong. Families who have the opportunity to share great memories have a much better chance of holding bonds than...
    williams299 williams299 46-50, M Aug 20

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    When I was younger I had a family. Not the best family but a family. I lived with my parents had a brother, knew my grandparents uncles aunts and cousins. We weren't all close but...
    RuRave93 RuRave93 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My family has a horrible history. I barely know any of my family, and I'm sure it's for a good reason. This story will be a long one. It's about my entire family after all. When...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Mostly 1. I avoid as much ad possible.
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 17