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I Feel Out of Place and Awkward Around My Family

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    I Don't Like To Visit My Dad Because Of Step Family

    I don't go visit my Dad who lives an hour away very often because of my stepfamily. My mom and dad divorced when I was in my teens, and I moved out of the house with my mom. My dad stayed in our family home and was single for a long time. When I finished school I joined the...
    ampand ampand 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    Not Always But Lately...

    I am not fitting in with the family. They don't change, they make the same poor decisions as they did when I was young. I am not a teenager and far past the yelling and screaming in protest but... now I sit quietly by and watch, predicting with seemly clairvoyant accuracy the...
    mr4553 mr4553 36-40, M Jul 27, 2010

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    Imperfect, Guilty, & Depressed

    Those three words sum up how I've been feeling for awhile now. Imperfect because I can't seem to do anything right (at least in my father's eyes!) whether its doing the laundry or the dishes he has to chime in and make  his opinions known. He also has a habit for making...
    Latina710 Latina710 18-21, F Jan 6, 2010

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    :( Yeah

    I've always felt that way. From the time my mom was an alcoholic for 15 years of my life til now when my dad seems to be a total jack *** ever day of his life.  I've always felt so judged by my family.  It seems like nothing I do matters, nor is good enough. ...
    EchoRain EchoRain 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Just Don't Belong Here

    I am among Family. It's suppose to be Meaningful and happy. It's suppose to Feel like You belong. I don't Feel that way here. I feel Like I am among a bunch of people I don't even Know. I ask myself Where the hell I am. and What I am doing. I just feel I don't belong Here..
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I'm nothing like my family.

    The only thing we share is the blood flowing through our veins (DNA) and similar faces. I don't act like them. I don't dress like them. I don't think like them. I don't relate to them. I'm me and they're them. That's it and that's all
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F Jun 1, 2014

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    I Don't Like It Around My Step Family

        i feel out of place and awkward around my family . i feel like i can't be my self at all .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    Which is a horrible feeling by the way.

    Whenever my family has a little get together I feel like a stranger there. I just want to sit and listen to music and not have to deal with a conversation that I don't have the answers to.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    I do and it sucks sometimes.

    I don't like being hugged or talked to it just makes me feel so uncomfy even though it shouldn't.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    I Feel Like A Stranger In A Room Full Of People That Tell Me They Love Me

    A couple of months ago I moved to IL to be closer to my cousins, Uncles, and Grandparents. My Dad got a Transfer in his job, no pay raise, not a better place to work at, just there because family's near.When I was in Elementary School, I would see my family here every month and...
    HumanHeadBox HumanHeadBox 18-21 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    It's just the truth. Pulse they baby me.

    I'm 19 but there aren't too many other family members my age. There's only 4 of us the older cousins like to drink and leave us behind but we don't want to hang out with the little kids. So we're left being babied by the older adults
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F Jun 1, 2014

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    I'm An Alien

    My mother's side: I don't like sports. I don't like playing sports, though kickball is fun, but that doesn't count. I'm not loud, while my cousins yell and fight, I sit in the corner and read. Though, I'm more comfortable with this family than my father's. As I've gotten older...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2009

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    So basically the title says it all.

    I feel so out of place that when family comes over I find some excuse to lock myself in my room. I mean they're family, they're supposed to be easy to talk to, to be around, but when I'm around them I find myself wishing that I could crawl under the floorboards, or sink into the...
    OneTrueOutsider OneTrueOutsider 18-21 Aug 19, 2014

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    I'm Just Too Different

    I have always been the wild outrageous kid. I never fit in with my family. My sisters were typical girls. I couldn't get enough action. And I still can't. I need to be doing something all the time or I get bored and stupid. I like to express myself.  I am a lesbian...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    I have never been really close with most of my

    family members. I always had a good relationship with my parents, but times have changed. My mother is deceased, and my father has re-married. I do not have any extended family living near me. My parents separated & divorced back in 2000. When my mother was alive, I would...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Aug 19, 2014

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    Feeling Out Of Place

    Ive been @ my aunts house for 4 days or maybe even 5 and I miss my bed my bathroom my parents joked my baby sister needing around with me even lolo my bird witch bit me making me bleed. The worst of all is that my mom had told me that I was just gonna be here for 1 day so before...
    jojohate jojohate 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    I feel like I am the black sheep of the family....I'm not perfect and I've made mistakes in my life, but I don't see why my family has to act like **** around me. Whenever there's...
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    I'm new to the group of friends I have right now and I can't help but feel left out sometimes. They're all great people, but sometimes I feel like I'm intruding, or like I'm not...
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    I understand that i m late in my replies and sometimes they dont even come as i forget to reply and then i find is so awkward..but right now i m really making a very hard effort to...
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M Jan 4

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    I was with a girl in utah. We have been together for over 5 years now. Her father wanted to move to Washington so his wife could finish collage and so his boys could grow up in a...
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    That song really brightened my mood. It is well with my soul. I feel as if I'm where I need to be. I feel as if I can handle my life problems one day at a time now, instead of just...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    So my feelings sort of made me "burst" tonight...and I wish I could hit rewind. I was so exhausted and worn out by everyone and was feeling pretty depressed today. I received a...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Okay. I literally hate my family. They are always calling me names like fat, stupid, lazy. I know my body is not perfect so why do they have to point it out? They always ignore me...
    Migi28 Migi28 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like I've come out too early. I feel vulnerable and insecure. My family basically dragged me out and I gave up and just straight up came out. I feel so open I can't stand it...
    RunAK RunAK 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I'm in a crowd but I feel alone. I'm friends with everyone but I feel alone. I have my own group of friends, but I feel alone. I have a family but I feel alone. For the past year...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15, F Jan 16

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jan 19

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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
    3voL 3voL 22-25, F Jan 20

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    for a while now me and this guy been talking and I have a lot if feelings for him and I'm in live with him..I mean I never though I would far for a guy but here I am and it feels...
    tones71445 tones71445 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    My whole life i have felt like i had no certain identity, and i was really confused about who i was. I always tried to develop social skills and be like everyone else, but i was...
    Methoma Methoma 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    My family members (from my father's side) look insecure about themselves. My uncles, my grandparents, even my father share this insecure personality. 1- Usely hesitate before...
    simotaqi simotaqi 22-25 2 days ago

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    I feel invisible sometimes.. :( Even around my friends I feel invisible.. Like I'm just stranger standing in the middle of them.. Like they don't hear what I'm saying.. Like I'm...
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Or maybe I never really loved you at all...? I feel empty when your around, and then again I don't ... I'm all in all very confused. I've helped to ruin one of the longest...
    Karmickitten Karmickitten 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I'm loosing all my friends and I just feel so alone. Just when it seems like things are getting better something worse happens. I honestly just feel so alone even my family isn't...
    veronica590 veronica590 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    2 people in my life left for another man... That hurts, it makes me feel like they think my family isn't good enough... Are we really people that bad? :(
    MichelleTanner MichelleTanner 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    So I've told only one friend as of right now, but I am positive about telling another right after break. The big thing is, I've been thinking much more seriously about coming out...
    GennyBoots GennyBoots 13-15, F Jan 1

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    I just want to let my feelings out. Since I have no one to talk to about it. I'm just a stay at home mom. I have a son and a daughter, my bf keeps saying I'm ugly so of course me I...
    Imbabybear Imbabybear 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I can't take it anymore life just isn't worth living anymore. For the people I love the most I know you care but it's pointless and won't do you any good. I can't tell anyone that...
    Jb359 Jb359 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Just did a little traps workout today because I was feeling out but still wanted to get something in.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 22

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    I wouldn't say i'm extremely awkward, because i don't do that bad when i'm with close friends or with people that i know share my interests. The thing is either when i go to a...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I am moving out when I turn 18, and I'm absolutely terrified. I'm... feeling really small right now, so I guess that's why I'm writing this. My story is long, but relevant. I...
    theydunnomyname theydunnomyname 16-17, F Jan 8

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