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I Don't Really Have Any Family

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    MY family shut me out

    when i aligned my self with my in-reflect too out-reflect
    shelby2345 shelby2345 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 8

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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

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    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 3 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    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 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    So this happened , I think my mom is being unfair . I think she hates me . My mother treated my siblings real good but she treated me so badly . I feel like I'm being neglected...
    lillly72 lillly72 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't understand... why does she get to ***** out on me, ignore my feelings and make me feel like **** and that I'm living in hell? but I don't ***** out in her or state why I...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    I seriously don't feel loved when all he does is ignore me lately. He always accuses me of many things. He spends more time and enjoys himself with his friends. He rarely hangs out...
    InfinityIBeyond InfinityIBeyond 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I agree. I don't really think about my gender often unless it comes up in debate or discussion. In fact, I prefer to base my identity around other things that don't relate to...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I wish I had a careing mom and dad..
    thebroken16 thebroken16 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Last night we were so drunk and something happened to me and my guy best friend. Now, I don't know what to do about it. How to make it not awkward between us. And he is asking what...
    anonymousunknowngirl anonymousunknowngirl 18-21, F 17 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Let's start with the beginning: I am the last child of 3. My childhood was not pleasant nor sad. My dad took care of us while my mom was working. My siblings were protecting me and...
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    It's not that I'm not happy with my life, I have great friends and family, but I truly do not understand why I exist. I don't know why anyone on this planet exists. Why should I...
    sociallyunacceptable sociallyunacceptable 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend of 4 years has always been a sweet talker and a flirt. He has done a lot to make our relationship possible. At times, I feel like a princess. But there is always that...
    JennyMitchell JennyMitchell 36-40 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've hurt and annoyed my girlfriend, but I have no idea what I've done. What's worse is that because I'm unable to let it go, I keep pushing her to find out what's wrong and I end...
    tomthaniel tomthaniel 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I have a lot of say rn so idk if it'll be really long or not. So basically I'll just be talking to myself I guess. I'm confused. Who tf am I. I need to get my life together, stop...
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I grew up trusting too much and loving people. I gave people benefit of the doubt I would encourage and support them. I woul be fully honest and I would be transparent. It...
    matthew3187 matthew3187 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My name is Amanda Lynn Paige. I don't really like Amanda because it sounds like I'm introducing myself as a man. (a man- duh!) {thank you rachel from friends} My mom wanted me...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    my boyfriend keeps asking me to start a family ,my heart is not in our relationship .....or is it?
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to be able to trust people and know they will care and keep my secrets but I know that I can't .. Sometimes I can't even trust my family
    mydreams345 mydreams345 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just don't want it anymore... I don't want to pretend I am a lucky girl anymore. I just can't... Bye.
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't really c the point??? I don't twitter!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    I trust my family only....and even they are not perfect...
    dorothea779 dorothea779 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    my parents decided that my brother mattered most so he gets a room and they fuss over him with every step he takes. How dare he not have everything he ever wanted in place of me...
    OutToGetYou OutToGetYou 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Highschool Sweethearts My husband and I have been together for 11yrs. we got together the summer after junior yr of high school in Hawaii. We were inseparable. As soon as we...
    dejayla06 dejayla06 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't know who my birth father is.... I was told he was this one guy since as long as I can remember. Age 3 or 4... So this summer I hired a PI to find this man. We found him and...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    As far as I remember I felt like I didn't belong in my family. Not because I didn't feel loved by them, I don't really know why. When I was young like 4,5,6 I remember my nickname...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Have u feel like everything you do for your "family" is to be notice or appreciated? Today, my blames me for doing something I didn't do.
    Soullessangel16 Soullessangel16 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm the one that stands out and get all the crazy looks because my interests are different...I'm always compared to others and made to feel like being me isn't enough.
    BlackSheep96 BlackSheep96 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I was deleted from people in my friend list and i dont know why. I talked to everyone of them, so they added me or i added them, i dont really remember. Please tell me why u...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F Aug 17

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    I'm a stay at home mom of 2 little amazing cuties 4 and 1. I've been married for 4 years but I feel so hopeless, lonely, empty, just miserable in this marriage. Earlier my husband...
    TwilightIvyStar TwilightIvyStar 26-30, F 18 Responses Aug 17

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    it's like cause i have brown skin that i don't matter to anyone its like i'm invisible to everyone maybe there all right about me maybe i don't
    PyrusLeonidas PyrusLeonidas 13-15, M Aug 16

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    I hear many people putting them down,and some of those talking don't even have jobs
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I can't trust someone easily since I was betrayed by my ex-best friend in high school. Since then, trusting people hasn't been easy for me. Trusting someone just seems so hard...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 1 Response Aug 16

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      I always wonder, what others do to have these many friends and best friends around them? I don't know. As others have given me feed back, I am very sociable, have a lot of...
    Mamoosh Mamoosh 31-35, F Aug 15