Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Cringe At the Thought of Family Time

For those of you who find the thought of spending time with family uncomfortable, lame and cheesy to say the least.. Ew, happy family together time! YUCK! 96 People

    Just Not For Me!

    I absolutely hate family get togethers..with my own family , it's bad enough, but with my hubby's family, it's downright torture!! Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Oh, Please Make It Stop.....

    Uuuugh, I probably sound like a douche when I say this.. I wish I didn't have these 'get-togethers'. Honestly, I'd rather be watching TV at home. But no; every few weeks I have to have dinner with scores of people I'd rather not see, and listen to how their lives are so...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M Aug 2, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At Least My Family

        i cringe at family time in my family . lets put a huge *** front on . so everyone knows that we are not a family just a group of people who are stuck with each other .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's Always the Same At Family Functions

    I find family get togethers so boring and a waste of my time. Everytime when it is someone's birthday, the whole lot get together, and it is always the same old thing over and over and over...the men sit one side and watch rugby or cricket, the woman sit all in a circle in the...
    puggy puggy 36-40 3 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Forced Bonding

    I find the whole concept of 'Family Time' pretty lame.  We always had dinner together as kids so I guess in a way that was our 'Family Time'.  But if either one of my parents had forced us to hang out and do something 'fun' together I would have run and hid.  I...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Cringe At the Thought of Family Time.

    My family has never been that close so when we do have family time ( which is rare) its very akward. My dad had/has a second family though he still lives with my mom and things are never calm. We're the kinda of family that never eats together so Im pritty much used to being on...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hmm

    It's really weird since my family is distant but every weekend we have to hang out at his family... He total don't get I"m not very family oriented..
    Brightlyfalse Brightlyfalse 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My grandma yells at me

    for using cereal bowls for cereal, opening my own cereal at breakfast. She has threatened to send me to foster care which at this point would rather be at foster care then with them.
    morgirocks morgirocks 13-15, F Jan 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Should Clarify

    As I join this group, I realise I should probably clarify. I hate forced "family" moments. I hate spending time with members I hate, and who I don't think are good people. I love spending time with the members of my family that i do like though. But just because a...
    anadude anadude 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Always Have

    I dreaded family get-togethers as a child and do to this day. I can't relate to them...even though I am related TO them. To make matters worse,I have in-laws I can't stand too,now.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I despise and resent my parents and one grandparent. Both my parents as well as one grandmother are neglectful or just plain mean...my grandmother contacts me just to complain...
    SadReader SadReader 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Many moons ago I was basically disowned by my family . I am the black sheep , never graduated high school , got tattoos the day I turned 18 and am getting more covered every day...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do respect and love my family, but most of the time they make me sad, mad and it really hurt me. I know they love me too but sometimes i thinks they dont. I want to show them...
    tiffanyalcalei tiffanyalcalei 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My family are all very close and all are very successful and have the means financially to do much more than me. For those reasons I feel completely out of place when I am around...
    zee1969 zee1969 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a kid, my parents had friends who were older hippie types in our town. They lived on a large farm by a river and had a very large yard. They grew lots of their own...
    Slimbidude Slimbidude 46-50, M 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My family is the best. Sure we have fights ut hey you dosen't fight sometimes. But when I need them I can count on them and they can count on me. My two sister and I are very close...
    Julia1600 Julia1600 16-17, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This must be a popular one. I wonder how many DON'T have at least one family member who isn't annoying or bothersome?
    Lynn4257 Lynn4257 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For as long as I can remember, my family had financial and trust issues and my mom and dad fought with each other a lot. But gradually, it has been getting worse and today my dad...
    j301 j301 18-21, F Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have two sisters and they are in their 30's. They are married to really nice men who have an amazing job, and treat my sisters like a Queen. my sisters also have beautiful...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    God will remove people from your life if you take too long to do it yourself. In 2010 I recieved a word from a woman in church that I had a few people around me who I needed to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm at a point in my life where I've reached crisis. I'm in my mid 30's and have begun to realise that for nearly all my life I've had very little love or support from my family...
    shegeek shegeek 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Right now I'm just looking for help in a situation I found out earlier. Any responses would be good. I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years. He's an atheist, I'm a Christian...
    dreamsmadereal dreamsmadereal 18-21, F Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am the daughter of a happily married couple and the sister of 3 siblings. One brother and two sisters. and I am the third child to be born in this family...for the past few years...
    Annamo2dres Annamo2dres 22-25, F Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am the daughter of a happily married couple and the sister of 3 siblings. One brother and two sisters. and I am the third child to be born in this family...for the past few years...
    Annamo2dres Annamo2dres 22-25, F Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know many people out there hate there family and there's no new to talk about except defining some feeling to the outside world. I actually don't have the ability to express...
    dare111 dare111 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am having family troubles . For the first time in my life I have stood up to my family. My younger sister is envious of me and talks badly of people behind there backs including...
    ozgirl77 ozgirl77 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have oppressive family ruling my life. My mother is an ex-psych nurse so she sees the entire world through DSM tinted glasses. Which means I'm prime bait for a diagnosis. All I...
    FunkoMunko FunkoMunko 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was 14 at the time and was going to be home alone all day. My mother had this beautiful red nightgown hanging in the bathroom. It was soft and silky. I tried it on and it felt so...
    Stephaniegirl226 Stephaniegirl226 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents don't even get me. I have split personalities, and they think I just have a strong imagination. I got a 1.5/5 in creative writing, and a 4.5/5 on a nonfiction essay...
    XPathologyOfInsanityX XPathologyOfInsanityX 13-15, F Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love my family very much and they mean the world to me. At home, I live with my parents and 3 other siblings. They are very important to me. We are all close to one another...
    femaleatherpiano femaleatherpiano 16-17, F Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, my family is dysfunctional. Now what? Where do I go from here. I find myself asking these things because I'm trying to fix myself. Sitting around looking at how I'm broken...
    krrimarte krrimarte 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No family is perfect, we argue, we fight, we even stop talking to each other at times but in the end, family is family ? the love will always be there.
    johnnie23 johnnie23 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love my family but there are many things they need to fix about themselves. If you don't know I am Bipolar and I have been since I was five. It was only this year that I was able...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi all, This might be a little long message, but please find some time to read it. I want to find a solution for the brutal situation, which I am suffering because of my parents...
    adarshbumesh adarshbumesh 22-25, M Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents were never there. They married very young and used to leave me with my grandparents all the time. They divorced when I was 15. They were never supportive (not even...
    findingtheself findingtheself 26-30, F Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Like every single one of them right now. I own my own home. My boyfriend and I put a lot of time, money and hard work into making it a home not only for the two of us, but I guess...
    flutterby1979 flutterby1979 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Family Is Special One good and loving man I've known here has thought me one thing about making ones family important. I've been helping, and always being with them whenever...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know how it went so wrong so fast but I feel like im the only one that actually gets it .My wife and I have been together for 16 years high school sweet hearts. We have two...
    outofit420 outofit420 26-30, M Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I honestly do. my brothers are charming and athletic, and I'm a ******* loser introvert. my family constantly forgets about me. like Sunday. my grandma invited my family to her...
    KaliG15 KaliG15 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I'm far from it. I will tell you everything sincerely and straight up. But, here in Ecuador, I've realized that blood never really makes the family although it can be a huge...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The divorce brought my family closer together. Yes, it sounds ridiculous but it's true. My father has never expressed how much he cares about his children until now. We always knew...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel