I Don't Really Have Any Family

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    Toxic

    My family was unhealthy, very very toxic.  Very hurtful to me.  Even though I lived in my own place, my parents still abused me.So I cut the ties.  I left and moved two states away.  I severed all contact.It's lonely sometimes, but at least I'm safe.But it is awful lonely...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Nov 15, 2011

    In As Much As...

    I've never really had a family... I've been fending for myself, basically since I was seven. I live alone, no family visits or calls. Haven't heard from them in a long time... Don't really know how my brothers are. They don't care how I am... My family are my friends.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    What's A Girl To Do

     I've been reading your stories, and some are similar and some are not, I try not to be selfish , and realize that life can always be worse than it is, so in a sense we are all blessed for what we do have. But there is a dark side and I would like to find the light and be happy...
    ree31 ree31
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2011

    It'S Sad It Has To Be This Way...

    I will honestly say that i've never felt close to my family.. all my relatives are scattered in different states and other country. I don't know my dad's side of the family, n he barely knows them himself.. only a few people i've met whom i haven't seen in 3 years now. n some of...
    MeAgainstDaWorld MeAgainstDaWorld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    MY family shut me out

    when i aligned my self with my in-reflect too out-reflect
    shelby2345 shelby2345
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    So I'm not trying to write a sob story,

    I guess I'm just looking for some kind of motivation or support or even coping strategies that may have worked for some people. So this is my story, I never had a dad only a stepdad. My moms family is the only I ever knew but they all are divided. They have never come to my...
    HippieRose HippieRose
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Low Priority

    I don't want to sound like a cry baby or a victim. I was very wanted. My parents tried for 4 years to have me, but once I was born things seemed to fall apart. My mother's family kept moving in, at one time there were over 15 people living in my home. I slept anywhere from the...
    findmysmile77 findmysmile77
    31-35
    Jan 28, 2013

    My Story

    Well this is the first time ever really talking about this online but here's my story... my story starts off before I was born, my biological father left my mother when she found out she was pregnant with me, so when I was first born she was a single mom, in the world by herself...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 19, 2013

    Pretty Big Family - No Room For Me -

    I used to feel soo bad about not talking to my dad's side of the family but really it wasn't my choice they all chose to be crazy and psychotic so I chose to stay out of it...since then I can't remember when the last time I got a b-day card or a christmas card from them (my...
    TimeforT TimeforT
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 3, 2008

    I Dont Really Have Any Family

    Growing up my mother made love a conditional thing, if i did something wrong she would literally take the love away from me.  when i did something right she would be nice to me.  She has never told me that she loved me.  She would just buy something small and...
    HillaryPaige HillaryPaige
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2010

    Abandoned

    Hi everyone. I am reaching out today because I feel really depressed. I use to be strong and still am but am facing a possible down time in my life. My father has never really been around after 11 years old. My mother always has been unstable emotionally in my life. One day we...
    laluna7 laluna7
    31-35
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2012
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