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I Feel Like My Family Is Falling Apart

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    I'm 15 years old and in the past few months my

    mom and dad have gotten separated and my dad has moved out, and my brother went to collage. It's only my sister and I around. Tonight my mom was lecturing me, so I walked out of the room because I don't like to get lectured. She called me and my sister back and told us that she...
    dantheman9799 dantheman9799 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    My brother lives in another country,

    refuses to stay with my parents because of my mom's attitude. My mom has depression/ bipolar disorders but refuse to get treatment so she lets out her anger and **** on my dad all the time. My dad who has had enough of it goes out there and found another woman. I don't get...
    april0132 april0132 26-30, F Apr 24

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    My Family Is Crumbling

    There are four of us. Me the youngest (19), my sister (22), my mother and my father. Well tonight I came into the living room, and we started talking about the holidays, and family reunions. My sister kept saying mean things to me, and I couldn't figure out why. Finally my mother...
    arkrug arkrug 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    My mum kicked my brother out today.

    He nearly drink drove last night due to his girlfriend being terrible and he was plastered and we had to take his keys off him and hide them.
    AHelpfulLover AHelpfulLover 16-17, F Mar 30

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    The Problem? There Is No Fixing It. Timi

    Daddy's Girl. That was me. I mean, you never say it aloud right? Just us three daughters, but we knew; my mom knew. I was the oldest and I was Daddy's Little Girl. My dad was super athletic, intimidating, funny, a savvy business man, a charmer, an amazing husband (always sending...
    imaginethosewindows imaginethosewindows 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    If This Is Not An Insane Asylum I Dont Know What Is.

    im not really sure where to begin with this insane madhouse. but here goes a random venting. my oldest sibling and sister D well call her. got divorced a year and a half ago. she moved back home with mommy and daddy going from washington state to the east coast. a big move. she...
    kayne2000 kayne2000 26-30 May 12, 2013

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    Family

    I don't quite know where to begin; My family has a horrible relationship! I'm only 14 and it breaks my heart to see my mother and uncle constantly arguing! I am not sure how to tie it back together. My uncle feels as though everyone owes him something and he's just better. Last...
    benjua96 benjua96 13-15 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    So this might be long.

    I do feel like a pretty lucky guy with a lot of blessings.. But I do have a lot of worries about my family which I will express here.. Ok so my family is basically in two parts, arguably three if you Count my bro living away from home. There's my home where my mom and...
    PhindingPhronesis PhindingPhronesis 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I'm an 18 year old kid

    that had an awesome childhood. My family was always tight knit, the kind that eats together ever night. During the past 4 years or so, my family has just been going to ****. I found out my dad was cheating on my dad last year, but I can't bring myself to tell him. Now she is out...
    stonesfan367 stonesfan367 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    My Family

    I hardly think my family even love each other anymore. I am the youngest in my family, only 13. I have a 16 year old sister (a Junior) and an 18 year old brother (a Senior). Everyone is always fighting with everyone except for me. I'm the only non-involved one. First is my dad...
    CaptainKlutz CaptainKlutz 13-15, F Dec 20, 2009

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    ...

    I feel so alone. I'm sitting here infront of the computer, the ONLY one i tell my family worries to, struggling to find the correct words to say anything that i feel now. I just, I think my family is torn. My dad threatens to leave everyday, he tells me i'm a disappointment. I am...
    LNP96 LNP96 13-15 Jan 2, 2011

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    Making Our Own Connections

    I grew up thinking that I wasn't good enough or worthy of a good family or true friends. I was alone, lonely, and self hatred had gotten to me. I need to be nurtured, cared for and listen too. I just never wanted to be accepting of that when I was young and in to my later teen...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Family Genetics Makes Everyting That Much Worse

    I have an older sister. I look up to her and she means so much to me. one day I found out that she had been drinking for a year. she threatened if I told my parents that she would tell them that I gave my bf a hand job. my father, sister, sisters friend, my friend and me all went...
    izadjou17 izadjou17 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    From Sibling That Play And Love One Another To Adult Siblings That Become Strangers!!

    this freaks me out and hurts me most of all.. I feel like I am the only one trying to be apart of my brothers and sisters live.. they have all changed and grown apart! maybe it's just me and I want and miss my brothers and sisters. I guess I can't go backwards and feel the...
    tlace tlace 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    I Dont Even Know Where to Begin

    i cant even fathom how to describe the way my family functions. everyone thinks its their way or no way and everyone wants to get out. you know the phrase "the tables are turned".... well how can that apply when you are stuck in a revolving door? i know i know.. its not...
    sjholsgc sjholsgc 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    Not Supergirl

    "They've all been praying for you," my aunt said. "So much prayer." She raises an eyebrow waiting for my response. I didn't say anything because I was too busy watching my parents. A tensed hug. A tensed departing kiss and a quick turn-around. She looked at me with determination...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Aug 7, 2013

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    As a 14 Year-Old Guy,

    who makes Straight A's, the lowest I've made in my 8th grade year was a 97. You'd think that life would be good. That's most definitely not true. When I was twelve my parents divorced after a 12 year marriage, when we found out my father was cheating. At this time he is homeless...
    HopingToGetBetter HopingToGetBetter 13-15, M May 7

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    My parents have been separated

    since I was 5. My brother and I both just finished high school and he is leaving the house soon. My family has never been a close family and there has always been drama but this morning my brother went nuts. He got so mad at my mom for not saving any money for us because she was...
    maee96 maee96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I always thought I was lucky.

    I thought I had it all. Most of my friends came from broken families, but mine was fine. I don't know when it started, but it's not fine. My brother applied and was accepted into a college that my father doesn't like. My father refused to talk to my brother for weeks. Another...
    LostInABubble LostInABubble 18-21 Jan 19

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    It's happening again,

    first it was in Texas. All the lies all the fighting, I witnessed it & it was taken out on me at the age of 14. Now it's happening again in Nevada.....I'm 21 so is this gods way of sending a sign? it's time to man up & leave her for good. When I was younger my grandparents...
    DefineLines DefineLines 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I Never Thought Possible That Dr.Marnish Can Do Miracles

    i never thought possible that dr.marnish can do miracles, like restoring broken relationship! At first everything felt dreamy and unbelievable, I was scared a little cos I heard read and heard lots of stories of fake spell casters,scams and i never really believed in magic but I...
    JewelsAllegro22 JewelsAllegro22 26-30, F Jun 8, 2013

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    At my Mums house, we have a neighbor across the

    road who is a total *****. It's strange, the two used to be the best of friends until 2 years ago. The neighbor accused my Mum of having an affair with another man despite the fact that my Mum & Dad are split up. I'm sure she's just doing this to make my Mum move house so that...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    Communication Is Failing - Need Advice!

    I know its not as extreme as some of the stories in this site. But I know if we don't stop it will get worse. Its becoming really awkward just passing each other in the corridors. We can hardly talk to each other, and if we are, most of the time its one-sided. Due to this...
    learningtolisten learningtolisten 18-21 Apr 1, 2013

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    My Mom Finally Lost It

    Well, I'm pretty lost right now but I'm so used to this kind of behavior that I can't even cry about it anymore. The suicidal threats that I've had to deal with growing up, the many attempts from them both as a child, and the two "I'll kill everyone in the house!"... I just don't...
    NDieHard NDieHard 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    My mom constantly puts my brother

    and me down, then blames it on us and plays victim. After 19-16 years of this, we're finally retaliating.
    hidingunderwater hidingunderwater 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    My whole family is going insane.

    ....everything just keeps falling apart....so much stress and I don't know how much I can take right now..
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I don't go to family functions.

    i stay to myself because i truly believe that they are really phony. Sometimes i cannot believe that i am related to a lot of these people who bash each other daily. The funny part is they love each other when someone dies tho....but never when things are grand. When we have get...
    ricanstud ricanstud 26-30, F Feb 3

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    My Family Has Fallen Apart - It Will Take A Miracle To Get Us Back Together.......

    The falling apart of my family started several years ago.  I received a letter in the mail from a family member making accusations that my husband had abused their daughter when she was 4 or 5, again when she was in 7th grade.  Our lives were ruined.  we were...
    spudcat spudcat 51-55 2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    Has anyone got a family

    who are consistently having emotional breakdowns. They don't accept me, treat me with respect and put me down around my new partner. I need someone to help me, it's having large impacts on my life.
    bluebird00 bluebird00 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Broken

    there is 4 of us me my older brother and my mum and dad where just always fighting and fighting there is hitting and name calling its terrible. me and my brother fight all the time its so sad, like someday we might never talk 2 each other again i don't want that 2 happen.my...
    mahinabella11 mahinabella11 26-30 Oct 5, 2011

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    As The Family Grows

    I am the youngest of seven kids. By the time I was in my mid twenties s I has about 30 nieces and nephews. For years and years the entire family would get together for birthdays Christmas and just about every holiday was a chaotic but happy time. I lived with one of my sisters...
    alexedad alexedad 46-50 1 Response Feb 20, 2011

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    Since I was 4 I haven't fell good enough I felt

    like I shouldn't be alive because since I was born every thing had gone wrong my brother died, my sister was diagnosed with cancer and now my parents have divorced and I feel like the arguments was because of me I'm done with life now I self harm and have attempted suicide...
    foreverhurting2749 foreverhurting2749 13-15, F Dec 8, 2013

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    ever since we moved and ever

    since my mom died, we are all now physically alive but emotionally and in terms of living life-- we are dead. My sisters are across the universe, dealing with much chaos and political instability. Me, my dad, and my brother, we are facing other problems. Bank foreclosure, Taxes...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I seriously don't even know what to do anymore,

    its such a burden, to deal with this every single day. now I figured I should just lock myself in my room and let them fight all they want.
    Mei95 Mei95 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Challenges ...

    I joined this group a few days ago when I was experiencing a crisis at home.  At that time, things felt really desperate.  Everyone was shouting and arguing, my husband threatening to leave.  People said they hated each other.  I wrote a story under this...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 27 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Kaboom

    What can I say? well firstly I am a pain in the ***, un motivated and awkward socialy and in many other ways. I am incapable of living and independant life because of the way I am and it has destroyed my family I have an extremely short temper, especialy when preasured,stressed...
    Just2Me Just2Me 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested

    and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there is all of this fear and worry about what is going to happen. I can't tell anyone about what is going on. My friends have no idea making me...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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    My Dad Ruins Everything.

    I remember when I was younger my family actually used to be a family. I don't remember much when i was young but it was definetly much more peaceful than now. My dad works Monday - Friday and sometimes Saturday. Everyday he worked 1:00 till 12:00 at night so i only see him on the...
    xShelly123 xShelly123 13-15 Feb 12, 2011

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    My sister moved away

    and my parents want a divorce ._.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F May 4

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    It's been awhile since I wrote here,

    but this subject is the immediate situation in my life. My family is falling as shattered glass strikes the ground, our light being distorted and flung in all directions. My brothers have made many mistakes but it's much worse than it ever was. One has disconnected with us...
    dragonsteel dragonsteel 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 9

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    Okay so Christmas has come

    and gone and yet again my nan has been horrible to my mum her own daughter even hates her. After Christmas everyone was happy until nan came over. Then ever since our family hasn't been the same but it's not just Christmas that makes me feel like this it's all year round. My...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Nothing Is The Same Anymore!

    I don't really know if this is the right place to write this story, but I'm going to anyway. Well i guess i do feel like my family is falling apart, it all started about 4 years ago when my dad cheated on my mum. Back in 2008 my dad left to go on a business trip thing with work...
    Kazafcb814 Kazafcb814 16-17, F Apr 5, 2012

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    Falling Apart Around Me

    It all started with my brother. I found out he was doing meth with his friends, and was becoming addicted. I told my parents, and he told us he would stop. I beleived him. I was so wrong. He became distant to mom and dad, but for some reason out bond grew. We found out a few...
    CherryBlossom12393 CherryBlossom12393 16-17 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    Separated, Distant Family

    There probably aren't genuine 'normal families' since the concept of family has changed. My family has always had miles separating some of us. We don't have a good communicator in the group so good relationships depended on face to face communication. Myself and my brother...
    gabbywalh gabbywalh 61-65, F Aug 30, 2013

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    My Family Is Falling Apart, I'M Depressed And I Dont Know What To Do

    So for the last few years my family has slowly been getting worse and worse. My parents have been on the verge of a divorce for years, my brother has anger issues and is always being very mean, my sister just got pregnant at 17, and we foster. So, my oldest brother has anger...
    katiew151 katiew151 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2013

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    My parents have been divorced

    since I was in 7th grade, I'm now a senior in high school. Recently though I've been feeling like everything is becoming worse. I'm realizing my father is a massive douche to my mom, and basically says he doesn't have time to be with me and my brother. I'm realizing that this...
    Bigj15 Bigj15 16-17, M Sep 6

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    Family Falling Apart After Moving.

    Last July we moved for a job. It was only an hour away, but it was a better city and better schools. Our girls we NOT happy about moving but they had several months before the move to accept it and the move went pretty smooth. Our oldest was starting 10th grade and younger...
    Mommykins41 Mommykins41 41-45 11 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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