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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! 96 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Sister nieces are coming over to have family time Mmmmmm even mom might come over and join
    gator2213 gator2213 46-50, M 11 Responses Feb 17

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    I was wundering.... Are there people here they have a very close family relationship?? Because i wanna meet another family's with a gold heart inside ...... :( .
    LonelyAndSensitive LonelyAndSensitive 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    A perfectly normal reaction has been erased. After playing Russian Roulette so many times, the reaction to cringe when a firearm is pointed at me no longer stirs anything. Well...
    lucyfur13 lucyfur13 36-40 Feb 13

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    After being on the road for five days it is great to hear the hubbub as my family gets ready in the morning. Today will be busy and fun, moreso since I am with them.
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    And this I dont like, Id like to be able to comfort someone who cries. I try and work with it. But can it be done?, can it help?. Please dont cry. I will do alot to avoid that...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 18

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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 3 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 2 days 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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    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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    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 a week 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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    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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    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 6 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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Im 20. In College and i'm married to beautiful man. Ever since I was young in grade school no one ever wanted to be my friend. I remember asking a girl "do you want to be my friend...
    thelonelyrose thelonelyrose 18-21, F Feb 2

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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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    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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    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 Feb 19

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    My sister is in am "I'm moving" high... I knew that she wanted to move and she didn't want to move with our other sister this time, but now she's talking about that she doesn't...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    This is the 2nd family member I've lost. Just happened today. The first, my maternal grandfather, was not expected. I wasn't too close to him, but felt others where. At the funeral...
    Surilian Surilian 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    I am 25 and still live with my Mother, When I was 18 and just graduating high school my father left and my Mom, after 18 years of marriage, fell apart and fell into a drunken...
    WPDenise3 WPDenise3 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just got this from some website :P 1. How do you define honesty? The quality of being honest. Truthfulness, sincerity, fairness. 2. What is your biggest fear or worry? I suppose...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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 do get along with my dad's side of the family, but I am almost the polar opposite of them. They're loud, outgoing, and try to make a scene wherever they are in public. I am one...
    mjahncke12289 mjahncke12289 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I must have realized earlier.I actually love my family(my mom,dad and my brother) a lot.Noone except them have done anything great for me.I feel as if I am a big disappointment to...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I haven't seen my dad in like 5 months because we got in a really bad argument last time we talked and I haven't seen much of my other family members neither because I was...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M a week ago

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    I Hate my family..... I know that sounds like a bad thing to say but I don't like them. My dad is always talking **** about me behind my back and then acting like he's the "cool...
    wifiking wifiking 16-17 1 Response Feb 4

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    My sister. Well, the one I know anyway. I have three other half siblings I could pass on a street and not recognize. But this one I grew up with. She is 7 years older than I am...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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