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I Don't Really Have Any Family

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    The last time I trusted someone easily was in 7th grade. I had a new friend and I thought they were cool but until they end up hurting me by telling me that they asked out my crush...
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    Honestly it's a GOOD thing to not trust anyone. This day and age no one is trustworthy. (Well barely anyone but there are still some rare gems) Everyone is out for themselves and...
    UnfulfilledMe UnfulfilledMe 31-35, F 41 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    First of all, I have a son and daughter and I don't want either one to hate me. I don't know how anyone in their right mind would want that. I don't care how good or perfect a...
    grnwd82 grnwd82 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Don´t trust too much...don´t believe too much...because all that "too much" can hurt you "so much"...
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    Ok so I've been with this guy for 8 months now and I recently brought up that there's no depth to our relationship, It happened to be that time of the month and he asked "are u...
    AnnieLouisez AnnieLouisez 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have serious trust issues. I know people who just trust immediately. For me, trust is earned. And if you violate it, even tougher to get it back. If you tell me a reason for...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Every day is just the same broken record. Get up, see my mum off to work, and spend the day at home alone. I try to keep myself busy by gardening, getting some decorating done or...
    blvckhvart blvckhvart 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    No. When someone you love fills your head full of lies, it's hard to know what you can count on.
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm in a relationship with a married man who is been in a divorce process for 5years. I don't love him anymore, I'm pretending and tired of pretending. So much has happened, and I...
    Phepheng Phepheng 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    We live in a world where you're told to let your emotions out in a controlled setting. At least, I do. As I child, I was taught it's good to cry, healthy even. Those who say it is...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Emphasis of the 'feel'. I'm not saying they actually don't. I had to move back home after finishing an art degree so I could build up my career to go freelance. It's been hard...
    EleanorPainting EleanorPainting 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My grandma lied about me going to college next year. I trusted her. And now my parents keep asking me to get an eff-ing job. I told them that I'm not ready to get a job. I even...
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I look at the sunset and inwardly smile. I know it's always going to be there for me. I look at the moon and worry. I don't know why I get so scared at night. I can feel the tiny...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I've never had a social group. I don't have a place. I don't have a pack. I have my brother. And I have a few or so friends at a time who eventually ditch me. Probably my fault. I...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    ladyvixenja ladyvixenja 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't really consider myself attractive. But I'm sure some people might...
    DdawgRW DdawgRW 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    I don't really get them. They: fight with others, do drugs, murder others, act tough, are biased, have some messed up obsession with intercourse and abuse, etc. It's stuff like...
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M Jun 19

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    Humans are a cancer on Earth, the more of us dies the better for the planet, that's why I want to fight in a War and die before I become a burden for my family and my society...
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 19

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    I don't really understand how some people can be so mean and cruel to others :"(:'(:'(
    agl72098 agl72098 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Seriously, gravity killed so many people and played a major role in most of disasters. And none trusts a serial killer, right?
    Sleih Sleih 26-30, M Jun 19

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    I trust them very much but at last they showed their true face. It hurts...
    umah1307 umah1307 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    He's extremely secretive about his life and I just get the feeling that he's hiding something or doesn't want me in his life. That's been the case for a long, long time. It doesn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17

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    My dad has had major health issues the past couple of years; he had a stroke last February and he can't really walk...or talk very well. I don't really talk to him much anymore. I...
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I have been told I'm too hard on them. But I don't really even care. I'm hard on guys too, nobody complains about that.
    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 13-15, M Jun 16

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    I don't know if I am or not because a lot of people call me fat and ugly so I don't really know.
    PinkyChristina PinkyChristina 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I don't know what to feel about Mondays anymore. A part of me actually feels glad that I'm making another day's step ahead. Also, when you've not had a weekend in more than 2 weeks...
    rileystella rileystella 22-25, F Jun 14

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    At least I don't think I do. We'll see. Some adults baffles me with their lack of compassion and understanding of children though. And by some I mean a lot. There's a complete...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 6 Responses Jun 14

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    yeah im so into this...because i don't really say "i love you" if i don't mean it at all because i know the feeling of being told with those words but only to find out it doesn't...
    Yangyang25 Yangyang25 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    You know they don't treat you like family when you'd rather read a book.
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F Jun 14

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    But They love hurting us
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 13

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