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I Don't Have a Close Family

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    Disowned.

    Lets start from the beginning lolMother was an only child. Grandfather died when I was young. No one particularly like Grandmother.Now ex-father had a brother and sister. This I didn't learn until after my parents separated.Met my grandmother on his side after this too.My...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    I Don't Know

    I have never felt close to my family. In fact, I am more withdrawn and quiet around them, and I don't tell them anything. They make me uncomfortable. I don't know how something like this happens. My friends are all close to their family, or at least enjoy their family's company...
    hnah1313 hnah1313 16-17 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    Far From It

    My family are not close, and it's better that way.They are liars, theives, manipulators, con-men, users, abusers, addicts, alcoholics, and just plain ruthless. They are always angry, always looking for someone to take advantage of. They hurt everyone they come into contact with...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    My Story...

    ... started when my brother was born. He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, and my mom, being superstitious, felt that it was her fault. I was 1 year old, and she put all her focus on him so I was given to nanny to take care of me so my mom could give all...
    espinada espinada 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    Estranged Family

    When we were growing up we were such a close family. But we grew apart and now all of us are totally estranged from each other. There are five of us and mum and dad. They split and both got remarried and the rest of us just split. We do meet up but only at family funerals, it...
    Mehonestly Mehonestly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    Lost Sibling

    I was raised with three older siblings. My birth parents divorced. My dad remarried and raised us four.... my birth mother had two more children from two differant dads.. now we are all adults .. one of my siblings passed away. Leaving us three. My two serviving siblings get...
    cf60spony cf60spony 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    Unconditional Love?

    ablueoctober.blogspot.com There is nothing lonelier than the company of someone else's family on a holiday. I should be thankful for the generosity and love, given freely and without judgement by these people who don't even know who I am. Instead... I shrink. I just retreat...
    xxLulu xxLulu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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    When My Mother Died, That Did It For Me...

    From the outside, my family life growing up (with my parents and four younger siblings) looked fairly decent. We were never homeless, there was no physical abuse, no alcoholism (though both my parents drank at least a six-pack of beer a day, and when my brothers got old enough...
    CakeEater57 CakeEater57 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Is It Crumble Time Yet?

    Everyday I am told that I am dumb/retarded/moron/failure/ugly/pathetic and most often a nuisance. After a while when the people who should be helping you and supporting you are the ones reminding you aren't worth it...you start to believe it. I knew my situation was going...
    BMBreal BMBreal 18-21, F Oct 2, 2012

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    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 children. I'm 21, and I live on my own in a different country. I barely see my family once a year. There is a big age gap between me and my sisters...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    givelove333 givelove333 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I grew up in a dysfunctional family

    and also wanted the close knit bonds I saw on the Walton's, the Brady Bunch, or Partridge family so I thought I could just create it but found it is not so easy of a task. I made sure to create the family traditions with my kids, we did craft projects, family fun, story time...
    lllewyd lllewyd 56-60, F Aug 27, 2014

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    My Family Doesn't Get Along

    seriously we don't associate with each other, heres an example of how bad it is, My brother and I live in the same apartment complex and I don't even know what apartment he lives in.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10, 2011

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    They Care About Me Is Fake

    I was adopted since I was born. My biological parents were force to give me up because my mother has been taking care by her auntie after my grandfather past away. at that time my mother was only 5 years old. To show my mother's grateful for what has her auntie did, her auntie...
    Nuryani Nuryani 36-40 2 Responses May 30, 2010

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    No Stability, No Security

    Where to start? My whole family is from the south. I never got to know my dad's side of the family, because he was adopted. I did meet them a couple of times, but they seemed extremely cold and dysfunctional - not unlike my mom's side of the family.  First off, my...
    AndreaJD AndreaJD 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    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 . Had kids at 18 ,19,21 and was first unwed mother in family . Did copious amounts of drugs . Drank and cussed like sailor . When I went to jail...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I Have No One But My Mom

    So i'm a 20 year old the only son of my mom and dad. My dad passed away when I was 13 ever since my mom  has been trying her best to support me.I never really made a lot of friends and when i say this is because all my friends always try to use me material and money wise...
    reddawgs reddawgs 18-21 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    How Do I Deal With Not Respecting My Mother?

    Hi, My family is pretty strange. My mother is bipolar and my parents were divorced when I was 6 years old. At that point, my older sister and had to move in with my mom. She was always yelling and tired and a terrible cook. My sister left home when she was 18 and never came back...
    Lea4life Lea4life 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    I Am The Daughter Of The Two Most Self Centerd And Selfish People In The World..

    My father has and always will be a womanizer and adulterer.  After their divorce when I was 3 or 4.  I didn't see my father for about 3 years,meanwhile my mother was trying to boost her self esteem by getting laid- alot- and drinking and smoking.  I couldn't keep up with all...
    hollyhunny hollyhunny 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Left Me Saying, And Then Asking... "I Can Handle All The Horrible Things Life Has Thrown T Me, Dear God Why Do I Have To Do It With My Kids And NO Other Family."

    I don't go out and say much about my life or situation because I don't think anyone would understand. I look at the world around me -- friends, pals, acquaintances, and can't help but wonder why I have to face this world alone. everyone has family and people close to them. My...
    momsladybug75 momsladybug75 36-40 Apr 19, 2013

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    An Introvert With Feelings

    Now that I'm older and look back, I've learned that I was misunderstood as a child. Because I am a consummate introvert. I was so quiet in kindergarden and 1st grade (I just didnt get why I had to leave my familiar home and go to that place, and it wasnt explained to me) I was...
    sriblanc sriblanc 31-35, F Apr 22, 2010

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    My Mom Is Over-protective And Dad Is Neglectful

    My parents divorced when I was 8 yrs old and we have never been a close-knit and loving family. My father claims to not be working yet his lifestyle suggests otherwise and he uses his unemployment as an excuse to not spend time with his children. He considers sporadic...
    Zooeg Zooeg 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Why she doesn't listen to me,

    when I talk to her about her life , I just want her to be happy , to lives free because right now she lives a miserable life , she's so tired she can't resist anymore . Even that she look like the happiness woman in the world, her eyes don't seems like that , when I look deeply...
    lenagh lenagh 16-17, F Apr 14

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    Tell Me It Gets Better.

    She gets home late from the bar reeking of smoke. It's eleven and tomorrow is Wednesday. Her father wanted to play an extra game of billiard pool. The girl couldn't say, "no, I have homework."...it would be another week till she saw him again. Homework could be done early the...
    bluejune92 bluejune92 18-21, F May 8, 2011

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    We are all separated we don't talk to each

    other only in special events, it's really sad that everyone cares about their cell phone more than family
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So Much For Family.

    When we were younger, my brother & I were close to my father's side of the family after he passed. It was only a few years after he passed that we had moved. We lost contact with them & hadn't heard from them for over 15 years. Then, one day, out of the blue, my aunt had called...
    mindlesskaay mindlesskaay 26-30, F Sep 5, 2013

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    I Can'T Believe This Is My Life

    The last year has been so f*ed up. My grandpa - who was for all intents and purposes my dad since the age of 4 (I'm 30) died 20 months ago. 12 months later - so 8 months ago - my mom died, suddenly/violently/unexpectedly/out of the blue. My partner of seven years couldn't take...
    Ricky1985 Ricky1985 26-30 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits

    and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm pretty close to my brother, but I only see him once every few weeks because of his work and even then he only hangs around for like an hour. Then...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    I'm Dead To My Brother

    My parents are both passed on and I have only one sibling, a brother. Well as far as he is concerned he has no sister. So, I find myself alone in this world here. I have loving relatives in other countries and have good relationships with them. My brother is a control freak and a...
    LuvnCuzn LuvnCuzn 46-50 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    When My Mother Died. My Life Changed.

    My mother died 2 years ago of liver failure. My father died 8 years prior. I became an orphan at 27. Im nothing like my siblings. I decided to finish school and have a career. I love my job, but my brother and sister are very jealous of me. My mother left me her house and van...
    travelrn986 travelrn986 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    Nope

    i don't have a close family what so ever . we use facebook but i don't really talk to them except holidays and manatory meetings of us . i talk to my step mom everyday becuase she is really worried about me and my health .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2010

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    It's so frustrating. Everywhere I turn,

    whether it be my fathers side or mothers side of the family, there is no connections. What bothers me more is the lack of communication, the coldness, the individuality in a family setting. Why can no one let go of this weight people call an ego?Everyone seems so attached to...
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    My Family

    i grew up with parents that never seemed to like each other. all they did was argue and call each other names and put each other down all the time. i dont ever recall seeing them be affectionate or loving with one another. we never did things together as a family. when we went to...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 17 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    My friends have become my family

    since I don't have any family anymore. With 9 siblings and parents dead- everybody just split-different-some are unrecovered lifestyle choices, etc. There are no "family events", One of my sons has been missing for 8 years and so I don't have a support base to that either. My...
    Dmariejoy Dmariejoy 61-65, F Dec 24, 2014

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    My Mother Thinks I'm Dead

    Well, I've never been so much into family stuff or anything like this, but in the last years, I realized how unimportant I am for my mom. She doesn't care at all if I am dead or alive. I don't live anymore in my country, I live with my aunt. I'm doing my best in trying to achieve...
    cpopovicibest cpopovicibest 22-25 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    My Parents Died, My Brother Acts Like I'm Dead

    I'm not from a country where English is an official language so I may make a few mistakes while writing this... My father died when I was little. I've never felt a loss because mz mother was always there for me.. But when my mother died I felt like the world collapsed on my...
    LoonaX LoonaX 26-30 7 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I wish I had a different family sometimes,

    but then I stop and look, and see how lucky I am. I should be more grateful and appreciative that I have a family of my own.
    raspberryicetea raspberryicetea 13-15, F Oct 12, 2014

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    I'm watching survivor

    and the people are meeting their loved ones and saying how awesome it is to see them and how much they love them. I think of my family. I feel nothing. I am on Facebook and read some post picture of if you love your mother, brother, father, share this post. I can't share it...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 May 27, 2014

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    C Eya

    hello all of u i just need to talk my Nam is eya i'm Tunisian since i was 2year i raise in a village of children how don't have a family so i thank god they take a good care and tart me well but when i get 22 i go back to my family because of my education location but i m deeply...
    ayouta ayouta 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    What Family?

    None of my family members are particularly close with each other but I'm probably the most distanced from everyone except my father and SOMETIMES grandma and mother. I like it that way because they treat me like an alien. I'm not really considered much to most of my family...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    i don't have people invite me to do things for awhile now.
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    DON'T HAVE TIME for people who ask me stupid questions like "Are you Chinese?" "Are you American?" Clearly, if you don't give two damn about it, then you wouldn't be asking. And...
    IloveAutumn115 IloveAutumn115 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Show me in the rules of life where I have to like everyone. Oh, there's no such rule? Well, I guess I don't have to like everyone on Earth, then :)
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I don't have any, I've thought about getting a few but I'm scared lol
    Lyntez Lyntez 22-25, F