I Feel Like An Outcast In My Own Family

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    i have been isolated all my life i was always locked in my room day in and day out and the only thing i could do was watch through the window while other kids played outside. i had to go to school and after school come back straight home. i went to the university this year they...
    isolateddd isolateddd
    8 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    I honestly do. my brothers are charming

    and athletic, and I'm a ******* loser introvert. my family constantly forgets about me. like Sunday. my grandma invited my family to her house for supper. an hour goes by, then two. I go down stairs and noticed that nobody was home. they had gone to my grandmother's and forgot...
    KaliG15 KaliG15
    18-21, T
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    Outcasted And Alone

    Ever since I was a young child probably around 10 or so my older brother would come into my room and tell me how I was nothing. Forever a shadow, that I had nothing going for me while he had sports I had nothing because that's all I was to him. Nothing. My parents did everything...
    EpericDusk EpericDusk
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2011

    I feel so out of place.

    I don't even fit in with any of my cousins. I have about 25+ first cousins ( my mom had 10 brothers and sisters) and I just don't seem to fit in with anyone. They all even hangout and won't bother to even invite me /: but when they need help they always know to call.
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    Looking Out From Under The Table

    When I was younger, I would hide under the kitchen table and listen to my mom and my sisters talking. I hid under the table so they would not be able to pick on me. They would call me names and laugh. They would make me do things that nobody wanted to do and because I was a good...
    donedonedone36 donedonedone36
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    Never Wanted, Always Ignored.

    My family has never cared much for me. To them, i am just a piece of furniture in the corner of the room. They notice nothing. I have an eating disorder. They insisted it was all in my head. I used to cut myself. They tossed my over to the nearest shrink and left me. I broke down...
    AngieHmay AngieHmay
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2013

    Emo Mexican?

    im called emo its not my name but thats what my family think i am. my family is mexican as am i ( brown, skin loud spanish music playing while cleaning)  i am the only guy with long hair and not interested into what they are into. i dont think they know me because they think im...
    Merac Merac
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2011

    Outcast Out Of All My Family

    I am the middle child of my family. They treat me as if i don't exist as if I'm nothing. They love and give more attention to my little sister and older brother. They get everything they want computer,money, pets, and more. But I have to work for everything I have to make money...
    Lonelyoutcast Lonelyoutcast
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2013

    I don't even know where to start mainly

    because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and clothes on my back but she was never around.. I understand now she wasn't around because she was trying to survive and take care of me but...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    My dad's side really.

    I tried to connect with them since I was 11. I'm never included in anything. Any reunions, hanging out with that side, concerts and even holiday's. Partly because I'm not religious, but that shouldn't define a person being family. I haven't seen most of my siblings since 2010...
    meleternal meleternal
    26-30, F
    Jun 30, 2014

    My Mom Doesnt Like Me

    my parents are split and my mom thinks i take to much advice from my dad. i think she is getting a rebellious teenager (me) mixed up with me taking my dads side. she always thinks im gonna call the cops on her for stupis stuff. she tell the whole family i have no respect and i...
    lonesome123 lonesome123
    1 Response Aug 24, 2012

    Unwanted Then & Now

    I feel really sad that my family just doesn't seem to like me despite all my efforts to reach out to them.  They are pleasant to me over the phone but they're not interested in seeing me.   I have a small family so it's very hurtful when those few people don't want...
    anthonysgirl anthonysgirl
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 26, 2008


    I am the oldest out of two and my brother has always been the center of attention. He was always the trouble maker, I was the one who brought home the good grades and did what I was told but it was never enough. Recently I just graduated with two degrees from college but couldn...
    lonelystreet12 lonelystreet12
    1 Response Sep 12, 2012

    Outcast From Siblings

    I have felt like an outcast my whole life from my siblings. I am the youngest child 5-7 years younger then my other sisters. I have 3 sisters they all have two children each. Two of my sisters are married. I have one child and am single. I have always felt so out of place and...
    Mya2012 Mya2012
    1 Response May 17, 2013

    On The Outside Looking In

    Being the oldest of three was never easy. Having two brothers who did everything wrong and nothing right always made things harder on me. I was the "ordinary" one. The one who did what I was told and did the things that I liked to do. I didn't party, drink, or have sex, I was...
    FadingEchoes FadingEchoes
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    The Girl Who Slowly Disappeared

    I am vanishing. In the eyes of my family I am nothing. Nothing more than a bother. Nothing more than a chore. Nothing more than an ugly piece of furniture in the corner of the room. And in the eyes of my family I do not exist. So I'm slowly vanishing. Vanishing to the point where...
    AngieHmay AngieHmay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2013


    at the age of 12 started smoking,had my first beer at 14.at 18 had coke,never ever thought i will be drug addict.after 22 years of using,ilost my wife,my childrens,bank balance,business,good friends,family almost everything.thank god today im ciean.after being in rehabs
    jaggu10 jaggu10
    Jul 6, 2012

    I Don't Belong...

    I have five siblings. one 16 year old sister, one 17 year old sister, one 21 year brother, one 23 year old sister, and one 24 year old brother. I always feel like my family is hiding something from me. When I try to talk to my siblings it's like talking to wall sometimes. I feel...
    Alisaperne6446 Alisaperne6446
    22-25, F
    Jul 28, 2013
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    ever since I was a lil one .

    I always felt like the black sheep... good academics... bad attitude especially with the one I thought was my father... like wayyyyyyyy loooooooooooong ago..... anywhoo turns out I was riight from the start... my mom lied to me since I'm a baby... it's normal I didn't fit in...
    lenalsd lenalsd
    26-30, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    Today is my birthday!

    I been waiting so long for this day and it has been the worst day. My friends wanted to go rafting but I thought my family wanted to hangout because we made plans so I get up this morning in a great mood. Everyone is still asleep. So I wait and 1 then 3 hours pass by. Still...
    starzygirl1 starzygirl1
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 17, 2014

    I can't speak to anyone here about how I feel,

    or what I'm going through. My father says he didn't raise me that way, and that I shouldn't think the way I do. I can't help who I am. I get told I'm weird and that I look weird by my siblings and my mother is a hoe who cheats on my father. I'm not saying I want to be like them...
    BeautifulMystery1999 BeautifulMystery1999
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    What To Do

    So im 31 now....adopted at birth....pretty much struggled with that my entire ife. I remember at 13 getting upset with my adoptive parents and being told "no one ever wanted me"...i got over it and continue to live the type of life that went off my parents buying our love...we...
    Lovematters2me Lovematters2me
    Jul 17, 2012

    I come from a family

    that is mixed one side african american the other caucasian. One the aa side they are.so loud and get mad at each other way to much and on my c side well they are more calm but drink a lot except my mom. I am shy and quiet so I can't really belong to one side and both are...
    InsaneNutella InsaneNutella
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015


    My parents divorced when I was four and my mother and I moved to Scotland from the States, so I've only ever known my mother's side of my family. They are all very conventional - that's not a criticism, they're really nice people and it makes then happy. It was just hard when I...
    Heartwing Heartwing
    Aug 9, 2009

    I Have Never Felt Like I Fit Into My Family,

    I have always felt like a person looking in on my family and never really being apart of the family. I was adopted pretty much from birth( so I have been told) I didn't know I was adopted until I was eleven years old. And even then I found the papers so I don't think my mom ever...
    SummerDanielle SummerDanielle
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2008

    Everyone does sports my mom did sports

    when she was my age, dad and step dad did sports, brothers and sisters. All except me I'm a musical person. But very time it's you should play sports, or you just want to be lazy. My mom says you need to do something else than this. Usual stuff
    Keepcalm101 Keepcalm101
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    I Dont Belong

    I am a 42 year old woman I have 3 children 1 grandson and another on the way. That`s my family but with my Mother and Father I feel that I don`t belong in that part of my family,I am the eldest of 5 children 3 girls and 2 boys, my mother always blamed me for everything that...
    Jennyo124 Jennyo124
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2008

    "i Feel Like An Outcast In My Own Family"

    I was born July 23rd, 1972, to immature parents. I was born 2 months premature, and my mother swears that my father refused to see me because i was going to die anyway. My mothers parents hated him because he corrupted their daughter, and my fathers parents were oblivious to my...
    jessica72tyler jessica72tyler
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    Like Totally..................

    Im the black sheep. the misfit the outcast the scapegoat the...... anything else that fits into that category.
    lightpainter lightpainter
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

    Problem Child

    I'm the oldest of 2 kids my father was murdered and my mother started to favor my brother more. This went on for years. If he would get in trouble I got in trouble . If I got in trouble he would go clean skate. I'm over 25 now and I have been verbally tormented til this day...
    Nana1824 Nana1824
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    Family Secrets

    When I was 17, my sister (Sister 1) became pregnant (she was 14 at the time).  My parents were horrified and tried to keep it a secret from everyone.  They shipped her off to have the baby (she gave it up for adoption) and once she returned home, she began the...
    shutout shutout
    Sep 7, 2008

    Went out to dinner tonight with the family.

    Got told how much better my sister is, because she has kids... and how much cooler she is. And that I really don't get. :/ makes me feel bad about myself. I have no idea what I did to deserve this. :( makes me fall deeper into depression.. the whole ride there I felt like I was...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89
    26-30, F
    Jan 31, 2015

    Passing Grace

    (This story is soley about my mother's side of the family and is in no way including my father's side.) I don't go to family functions anymore. I don't really want to sit around not talking to anyone or doing anything. They tend to overlook me most of the time now. I like it...
    ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2011

    Frustrated And Alone

    I forget about this website and haven't posted anything in a long time, I tried to find it again to vent some of the frustrations out. I am the youngest child in my family, with an older brother, an older half brother and an older half sister. I've never really been the center...
    EpericDusk EpericDusk
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2013

    I feel like there's no one I can talk to in my

    family..my mom and dad are never home and when they are they're always arguing, my eldest brother is never home and is ******* my old best friend, my other older brother hates my guts, and my younger brother just wouldn't understand..I'm all alone at my house. I just don't fit...
    FriendOfARazor FriendOfARazor
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    I am the oldest of 2.

    My mom was my absolute best friend since i was a kid. she helped me with anybing and she was the only one that i always felt i could count on. Ever since a huge disagreement in my family about my parents being together.(I don't really think my dad is good for my mom) .. I have...
    username2443 username2443
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    I Am An Outcast.

    I feel like an outcast in my own family. My father molested me when I was 4 until i was 8. When I told my mother, she responded in the proper way. Grief, lawsuit, divorce.  But she never took me to that all important...therapy.  She has told me many times that she...
    ccspoons ccspoons
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 7, 2009

    Day after day, I go on with my life

    as I would, but as time goes on I feel more and more like I don't belong where I'm supposed to belong most: My family. My other siblings don't seem to have a problem at all, but me? I have plenty. My days at home have become sad and boring, spending most of my time in my bedroom...
    UnFairytale UnFairytale
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    Baby Girl..

    .. It's my nickname in my family. I'm the youngest of 4 children. I have 2 half-sisters and a half-brother. The two eldest - the older sister and the brother - are from my mom's first marriage. The other sister is from my dad's first marriage. My parents married each other when...
    cdailey cdailey
    22-25, F
    Aug 23, 2011
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