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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! 95 People

    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

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    I Scream...

    If I ever hear the words "we are going to spend some family time together" I scream because I am adopted and get abused by them, when they say that it either means that he is going to drug me and then you know what or he is going to beat me like normal. So you can kinda see why I...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
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    Mom: why don't you ever spend time with the family? *spends time wit family *gets insulted by family *leaves
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