I Don't Fit In With My Family

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    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    Ive Always Felt Out Of Place.

    When I was little I knew that I was different from the rest of my family. Ive always been a dreamer, willing to step across the line, doing crazy things, facing my fears. I grew up in a family full of worries and stress, My dad is always yelling at my sister, my sister is always...
    RozaStephanie RozaStephanie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2011

    After visiting my extended family,

    they assume I was sad. I was not sad. I am an introvert with a house full of extroverts. Nobody understand me, my parents made excuses for being quiet, they were emberrased of me (they actually said that). All my cousins would talk to my twin, she knows that I don't like it when...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 15, 2015

    I live in a family of hippies.

    That is not an exaggeration. Actual hippies. Vegan, colorful, dope-smoking, anti-government, free-spirited hippies. And I love them to death, I really do. But I live in the real world and I don't think we operate on the same frequency
    jt1799 jt1799
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    Youngest Of Six Kids And Never Felt Like I Fit In

    I am in my 40's now and I still feel this way. I've always been close to my parents and one of my sisters. When I lived at home my favorite time of family gatherings was when most everyone would leave and it was just my parents, my one sister and me. Then I felt like I could...
    karma111 karma111
    1 Response Nov 12, 2012


    I just have never fit in with my family.  I am more about living life and doing things that they consider unimportant.  I am nothing like my siblings and in fact, I don't think they like me very much.  Do I care?  Of course not.  I have my family of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    They are all happy and the harmony they have

    between them... It makes me speechless. Excluding my father who gives no crap about anyone or anything, though. Being around them, I feel like a bug in a program.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 26, 2015

    I keep myself largely hidden from my family,

    both immediate and extended. I keep it general. It's been good for me. As far as I'm concerned, personal info is my info to give away or keep any way. I think if they knew me very well, they wouldn't know what to do. Or how to feel. I think they tell a lot of cautionary tales...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 30, 2015

    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 comes up to me after with tears in her eyes and tells me that im breaking the family up. this has happened more than 3 times...
    sammiixx sammiixx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    I've always felt like I was the odd-ball of my

    family. Here are 10 reasons why .. 1. I'm the only blonde in a family full of brunettes (aside from my great great grandmother). 2. All of my siblings are right handed, im ambidextrous. 3. I was always really close with my Dad, meanwhile all of my siblings hated him. 4...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    I really feel these. That I don't belong,

    my opinions, my suggestions and support wasn't really what they needed instead of money. If only it would be easier for me to move out and live on my own. It's like I never existed. Whoever reading this, hope you're not experiencing the way I do. P.s. Be tough.
    lanhancupto lanhancupto
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Being pansexual in a family full of strict

    Christian homophobes is always uncomfortable.
    whyusteens whyusteens
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2016

    Only smart person in my family.

    Only college graduate. I wish I had a new family.
    sinceremarcus sinceremarcus
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    My sister is adopted she Latino

    and were black me and her are the same age my mom adopted her from her mom when she died. she was only 2 at the time and her dads no were to be found and she often gets depressed around this time of year cus you know she's adopted and all but I always tell her she's part of our...
    lexinwonderland lexinwonderland
    18-21, F
    Dec 25, 2014

    My stepmom frustrates me,

    she never used to but now it's like she's trying to irritate me,I have a thing where sounds annoy me like chewing really loudly well she does it all the time and favours my older cousin eve who tries to make herself look better than she is in front of her, I'm the middle cousin...
    aislin1801 aislin1801
    16-17, F
    Jul 17, 2015

    I'm So Out Of Place

    My family: Dad: A construction worker, drinks a lot, racist, homophobe, traditional, male chauvinist, close-minded, 9th grade education, show off, big, very catholic, hates self modification, jumps to conclusions, beef head, stubborn, bully, lives in the past and never let's go...
    JokerArtist JokerArtist
    18-21, T
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2012

    My family is just a bunch of ********.

    And then they wonder why I'm in such a bad mood all the time.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Whenever Someone comes at me with their

    bullshit I'm just like do whatever the **** you want say whatever the **** you want I've literally been through it all and I have nothing to lose
    teehee342 teehee342
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2016
    KMBJuneBaby14 KMBJuneBaby14
    26-30, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    It's because I'm a dumb ************

    who can't get high grades in school.
    wedontcountstars wedontcountstars
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2015
    Tonyib3327 Tonyib3327
    26-30, M
    Mar 6, 2015

    I'm the complete opposite to everyone in my

    family, and it makes it harder to get along and talk to them.
    DayzEvenden DayzEvenden
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014

    Tomorrow is my sisters bday

    and we haven't spoken in 3 years. A bittersweet day. She was my best friend but yet a very negative influence in my life. A trivial fight caused this. I miss her everyday. She won't except me back in her life. I've tried really hard with no reconciliation. Happy Birthday ,Sis...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2015

    Facebook is as close

    as it needs to get. I get reminded everytime one of the posts some closed minded bs why none of them are apart of my life. they could handle the truth.
    newasexy newasexy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    Every time I see my family I feel like I am

    looking at them, talking to them, and interacting with them through a thick glass window. Warping the words I say, they words they say, and then how we see each other. When ever I see them I get this feeling that the family would look perfect if I wasn't there sitting behind...
    Lacrimosadies Lacrimosadies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    Has anyone else been sexually assaulted by a

    family member? I need someone to talk to that will understand 😕 13-19 only
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    1 Response Jun 27, 2015
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    Everyone in my family are loud,

    outgoing, and extremely popular in their lives. I'm just a quiet potato and a turtle that hides and hates to receive too much attention.
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    I just had a painful memory today my daughters

    high school graduation she was president of her high school I am very proud of that but thesaurus of the graduation she acted like she didn't want tone even seen with me and giving more props to her father than me. If it wasn't for me living in the area we live in and having her...
    Bella70 Bella70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2016

    I do not fit it with my family.

    I love all of them but the older i get the more i understand. Im 19 the youngest of 5 the oldest is 16 yrs older than me. I look at life different. Because im going through a spiritual awakening isnt making it any better. My mom is the worst person i have ever known in my whole...
    dejah726 dejah726
    22-25, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    Distance, that's what it is all about.

    Don't tell me ***** that distance doesn't matter as long as the love exists. No. I am treated like Cinderella to her stepmother and stepsisters. Except mine is my family. But, for me, there ain't a Prince Charming coming around. No. Family, what does it even mean anyway...
    rhyneeqi rhyneeqi
    18-21, F
    Jun 10, 2014

    My family lacks ambition,

    while I've dedicated my life to self improvement and success.
    logan1997 logan1997
    Jun 27, 2015

    I'm the only one in my family that's in the

    LGBT community and I don't want to tell them because of that I just wanna run away sometimes 😢
    miaihgurl03 miaihgurl03
    16-17, F
    Oct 16, 2015
    devinamerman devinamerman
    16-17, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    Pretty much everyone in my family is an athlete

    besides my mom. My dad was a good basketball player, my two older brothers were on the best football team and my brother and sister like to play soccer. I do play basketball occasionally but not too often, and I prefer art and I'm kindof a nerd.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    Yea coz I don't really have one.

    I don't need anyone. I've always just had me and that's all I need. fck everyone else.
    Nmetb Nmetb
    22-25, M
    Mar 22, 2016

    My Family Loves Me, But I Still Don't Belong

    Even though I have a big family with lots of kind, loving people who care about me, I still feel as if I'm separated from them somehow. Ever since I was little, I have been the quiet one. At family gatherings I could only stand to be with everyone else for an hour or two before...
    virziinvasion virziinvasion
    1 Response Aug 8, 2012

    I remember when I was 5 I was sitting outside

    and I looked up at my older sister and told her. I don't belong here, she looked at me and said what do you mean? I replied with I don't fit in with Mum & Dad or anyone else. Today at 22 that conversation has become so relevant to my life. I have never gotten along with Mum or...
    mikaleigh mikaleigh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    my family is more of a high-expectation

    hypocritical and are royalty like. they don't feel the same way or look at life the same way I do. they see it as reputation and status but I just wanna do what makes me happy. they care if we'rd poor but I don't tbh.
    jacithepanda jacithepanda
    16-17, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    Too "white" for mom's side,

    too "Latina" for dad's side.
    ughcharlie ughcharlie
    16-17, T
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    I really don't although me

    and my Dad are tight. Still there are times where I feel detached. Dad is awesome though. He introduced me to guitar. Love him.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 14, 2015

    I'm youngest of 4 girls.

    My 3 sisters went to university, married young and have careers. I didn't go to uni, I work 2 jobs and sleep with the wrong guys. I have this "self destruct" thing happening. I'm a train wreck... Haha.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    is anyone willing to take in a homeless person

    plz cuz ima be kicked out in 4 days :'(
    WoundedAngel12 WoundedAngel12
    18-21, M
    Jan 13, 2015

    Always the Black Sheep...

    I've always felt very detached and separate from my family. I'm completely different than all of them including my parents. They are always partying and having fun with numerous friends all the time while I've always stayed in my room and kept to myself when I lived at home. Even...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2009
    MostFunAGirlCanHave MostFunAGirlCanHave
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    I've got a problem with my in-laws.

    .. 3 years ago my boyfriend and I decided to move close to his family because we wanted to have children. And ofcourse beside our children growing up with at least one family nearby for the love and all that, it would also be practical and financially interesting when it comes to...
    dolyn dolyn
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015
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