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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I do. However....once a family member is dead , l see no purpose in celebrating their birthdays. Perhaps if it was a child l may feel differently, l would possibly go to the grave...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Moving out was a great day. I rarely go to family gatherings. My parents obviously have favorites and I'm not one. My older sister is my dad's favorite and my younger brother is my...
    DarkeningTheMist DarkeningTheMist 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses. So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were...
    SackersonTheBear SackersonTheBear 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it get so hard to be strong all the time, sometime I just want to stop worrying about being the stronger person, and just let my weak side show a bit. But most of the...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Went out and spend a day with my nephew today! We had a blast of a time, I went to go pick him up new equipment because he's been asking for sometime. We rented out a rink for 2...
    GinoTyler91 GinoTyler91 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I can't handle my sisters sometimes. I can't handle family gatherings. I just can't handle this anymore.
    laurenphoenix laurenphoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Family.... I LOVE WHEN WE GATHER UP TOGETHER AND SPEND SOME TIME. I GET INSANELY HAPPY AND MY BODY JUST FEELS AWESOME ITS A LITTLE HARD WHEN SOME FAMILY MEMBERS DONT SPEAK...
    bromero123 bromero123 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    And yes my AP is going to be there. It will be the first time he's met my mom and my sister. They know about him but have never met him..so knock on wood they like him. But...
    TruckersWife1984 TruckersWife1984 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    Maybe I spend a lot of times by myself because I always end up being invisible when I socialize.. Maybe because I just wanna be alone this time....and I like spending time by...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I hate my family :( sometimes I feel I'm the only like normal one from all of them... what they have been doing is to be talking behind their backs being jealous about their own...
    lucyael lucyael 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My sister's marriage is on the brink of divorce. She told me yesterday that she simply doesn't feel anything anymore for her husband. And I was so angry at her...I know it may...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Good morning everyone. I know that for more I write what I feel some are disappointed, that I address myself only to one person. Fair enough but rather to let everyone know, I...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My wrestling team is more to me like a family than my actual family and yesterday one of them passed his name was cooper I'm crying my eyes out because he was my friend and more...
    seekre seekre 16-17, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Some stranger on social media tries to make small talk. I really don't want to have to repeat my interests a million times. Stop being lazy. Read my profile. If we have something...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    The Family Albums....This winter while chillin' out in Florida, my Grandfather asked me to take on the task of transferring his many photo albums from Film to Digital, after he...
    LucyLutz LucyLutz 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was in foster care until I was fifteen, then moved in with a boyfriend of mine in a studio apartment with ten other people, three of which never paid rent, they were homeless...
    JuniperGin JuniperGin 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I don't speak to most of my family. I am one of 7 children. Every single one of my siblings have been scarred by my dysfunctional parents and it's bizarre that they know our...
    silvercoatedbrass silvercoatedbrass 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    This past weekend my husbands family had a big get together for his grandmothers 81st birthday. It was wonderful to see everyone on his dad's side since we barely ever get to...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mom has chose her ex husbands over her own kids. She's married and divorced four times. three of them were abusive to me, my brother and sisters and my mom. Those stepdads...
    Daemonia Daemonia 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I foster animals from the shelter I volunteer at. Even though I only had them for a few weeks, they really become a part of the family. It's a bittersweet moment to see them go to...
    TinyBabyPrincess TinyBabyPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Say hello to Pistol!...before she got fat. I let my sister watch my cat since I was away for school a semester and the poor thing gained 8 pounds. Keep in mind 50% of indoor cats...
    Exhilar8 Exhilar8 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm the youngest child of my family. My father left us for another woman, and my mother is a single parent. I only have one sibling. I love my family, but because I was the...
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    im 15 and i live with my mum, step dad and their two kids (both much younger than me). my step dad and i dont get along at all. we fight alot and almost every time we fight my mum...
    sammiixx sammiixx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    My boyfriend is a second generation Indian. I have been with him for almost 8 years, but I haven't found much acceptance from his family members. I don't hate Indians, I just hate...
    littlecoley88 littlecoley88 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I KNOW THIS IS QUITE LONG BUT I BEG YOU TO READ IT. I DESPERATELY NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ASAP! I'm a 23 year old girl. I sadly still live with my family. Please don't disrespect me...
    PhTA PhTA 22-25 1 Response Jun 25

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    my father would to beat me up many times a week,month,year.. he would use his fists, he would whip me with his belt, he would strangle me , he would wrip my clothes,slap me with...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I don't know what to do. My father had left my family for a random woman who he committed adultery with. As a child, he always worked overseas, and I never really got really close...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    my family is not as bad as others,but here we go,to start off I a 12 yr old girl, I'm a extrovert,I'm popular and strong. it all started when my mom was 25,she thought she really...
    Superwoman123456 Superwoman123456 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    please dont judge me for my grammer or lack of proper writting skills. I write as I speak you can say. Ill try to remember puntuation and all but might miss alot. Anyway here is my...
    feelinghopless feelinghopless 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I literally sat with them for 20 min and I just can stand how they're all judgemental ******. enough family time for today.
    oliviamarie17 oliviamarie17 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I came out a few months ago to my mom and family . my granny and some of my friends excepted me .my mom went into a rage and hit me a lot . the rest of my family was just as bad...
    timjusttim123 timjusttim123 16-17, M Jun 23