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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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    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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    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 Sep 25, 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    :( 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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    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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