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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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    :( 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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 16-17 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    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'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

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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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    They all hug and kiss me,

    meanwhile I'm trying to back out the door. They crowd around me with questions that I don't have the answers to, and they ask too many. I just wish I could go sit down, listen to my music and be left alone.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm really bad with leaving friends

    or family. Idk why but I can be hanging with my family or my gf's family all day and when I'm ready to go its SOO awkward idk why😭. I can talk to them fine or anything but when it comes time for me to leave it's just EXTREMELY awkward! Iv been trying to get over it but I can...
    Longlostfella Longlostfella 18-21, M Jan 2

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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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