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I Feel Out of Place and Awkward Around My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :( 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 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...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm 16, I'm the youngest of three siblings, and I'm the only girl. What is wrong with that? Why do I feel like an outcast in my own family? -_-
    QueenReyna QueenReyna 16-17, F a week ago

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    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...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F Jun 30

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    Even in my country I feel like a visitor :|
    yoyo526 yoyo526 16-17, F a week ago

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    Being the middle child of three girls feels really competitive. Sometimes I try to seek attention, but usually my parents' attention is limited to my sisters. Like my dad would...
    AprilDoe AprilDoe 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I graduated college in 2008 and moved from my small town in the heartland to a major city on the east coast and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately there was also a recession...
    beedubaya beedubaya 22-25 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This whole situation im in is very weird and awkward. My mother's boyfriends son is back for a month of the summer, as soon as he got back her bf completely ignores her yet chats...
    sgngng sgngng 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have a really good group of friends at my school that I stick around with during class and break times. I've never really managed to get along with the girls at this school...
    Cynical12 Cynical12 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I love my family. Don't get me wrong. They mean well and have good intentions. I don't feel like I can fully be myself around them. Sometimes it's just the disbelieving looks...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I can't stand my family.. Since I was young my real dad left when I was young I don't even know who he is and my mother she never gives me the time of day, when my step dad and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I'm really the black sheep of the family here. I have one sibling, an older brother. It isn't just my immediate family I don't fit in with, its seriously all of it. On my moms side...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    So don't get me wrong, I have a boyfriend who loves me and I love him. We hang out almost everyday and he's the sweetest most caring guy I've ever met but some nights i sit in bed...
    confused557 confused557 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    My friends are great! I've had a lot of fun with them. I'm pretty nice to everyone and everyone is nice back, but I only hang out with my three real friends. I have started to...
    HeadWest HeadWest 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I moved across the country with at the time my best friend. It's been three years and I have yet to make any close friends. I feel alone. For a long time I wanted to go back home...
    Smallwonder102 Smallwonder102 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out! You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I am not a good comforter when people start crying and pouring their feelings out on me. All I can do is stay quiet and nod my head
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lately I've been going through a lot I've been battling depression ontop with an old problem with drinking and being home with a family who I has trouble with supporting me My...
    phoenixx37 phoenixx37 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    People all around me are always gossiping about one another, complaining about everything, and talking about the same thing over and over. No one that I know seems to want to talk...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M Jul 2

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    System Of A Down - beautiful song."Roulette"I have a problem that I cannot explain,I have no reason why it should have been so plain,Have no questions but I sure have excuse,I lack...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I get these intense feelings whenever I like someone. I dream about them a lot. There on my mind a lot. I sweat a lot when I see them. I feel like a klutz and I can't control my...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm known by everyone to be a happy, confident bubbly 17 y/o girl, and I am, when I'm out with friends and family being distracted. But then as soon as it's night and I know no one...
    nlu16 nlu16 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Im just like sooo outta place 4 some reason.... I hate it.
    KaceyThatsMe KaceyThatsMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Going out to eat with family at Carrabbas as a Special Birthday Dinner since my birthday was on Wednesday and dad and sister were working so this is going to be a fun night...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I been in a realtionship with my bf who is now my ex for 2 1/2 years off and on, it just ended for good and i kicked him out of my life. I honestly don't want to relive the past...
    Soups Soups 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I usually overeat when I'm angry or anxious. It soothes me. I think because both of these are times when my heart is pumping and I feel out of control. Then when I'm eating, I...
    aj2456 aj2456 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Well, its my wifes family. They're ok , just, I have NOTHING in common with them. Whenever there is a get-together I feel SO out of place. One sis-in-law and her husband are very...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 14 hrs ago

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    When I Was Growing Up I Was The Only One Close To My Grandmother. She Has Five Daughters And 13 GrandKids, Out Of All The Grandkids I Was The Lucky One To Be Close To Her. My...
    DoneWithSecrets DoneWithSecrets 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I hate feelings... Contradictions... I hate when you are feeling one thing and everyone around you tells you to stop and go in the other direction... I hate when someone tells you...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 6 mins ago

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    2 years ago, when I was 18, I was raped by a male coworker. I was heavily intoxicated, half passed out on my couch, and I had just been dumped a few hours before that. He texted me...
    kishatatme kishatatme 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I adopted you, took you home. But soon we learned our place was too small. They didn't tell us enough about you. We learned you were a risk, you got too tense around kids, you...
    CrashingComet CrashingComet 22-25 13 hrs ago

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    In my last 'experience', I spoke about how I came out to my friends and I stressed at that point, I had NOT come out to my parents. Yet, as I write this, 5 months on from when it...
    QWERTYDAVIS QWERTYDAVIS 13-15 Jul 4

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    As we are a very open family we spend time outside nude on our 10 ac. When any of the family is over it isn't unusual to have beverages outside. All of us male and female just...
    olderuncle olderuncle 70+ 6 hrs ago

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    I'm awkward online. Like in real life I'm cool an collected but here it's like since people can't hear my voice I seem rude the way I type. At least to them I think I always sound...
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've never understood why I've always felt so ashamed of crying and why I've never been able to get rid of the feeling that crying is a sign of weakness. I ended up weeping in...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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