I Feel Out of Place and Awkward Around My Family

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    my parents are older

    than many of my peer's parents and my siblings are 12 and 21 years older than me respectively. i grew up basically as an only child and had little interaction with them until my late teens. during that time i was alone all the time and interacted primarily with adults. i was...
    gentle89 gentle89
    22-25
    Aug 30, 2015

    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

    its weird for me to be myself

    as a transboy when they all call me by female pronouns and by my birthname, which i DESPISE because i was made fun for it mercilessly in school
    transbuffalowing transbuffalowing
    16-17, T
    Aug 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    leavemebe234 leavemebe234
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    My family doesn't understand me

    or what I'm going through! They have pretty much turned there back on me!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 1, 2015

    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

    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

    just feel weird and awkward around my family.

    i feel like they expect too much from me and it confuses me. my views and philosophies are totally different, and what i believe in aswell. my style and who i am is different. i turn to this person whom i really dont know at times. and when i am me with them they say whats wrong...
    pixiegirl43 pixiegirl43
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    :( 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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    Aug 19, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    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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