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I Hate Family Get Togethers

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    I love spending time with my family, but I hate big family get together. In a family get-together, especially mine, the number of guests can reach to about a 100. Traditionally, our celebration lasts for two days. Two freaking days of eating, stupid games, awkward conversations...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26, 2011

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    Having to talk to people

    that you've never even heard of and standing there like an idiot.
    coldplayx2 coldplayx2 18-21, M Dec 4, 2013

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    Double Standards....why Does It Even Surprise Me Anymore?

    So my brother is getting married next year and already it is being hinted at that my son will not be welcome at the wedding. SO I hear you all say. Well why shouldn't he be invited? Other children will be there. I really feel like telling them to shove it up there arse because...
    JadedJewel JadedJewel 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    I Will Not Tolerate Them Around Me

    I have made it clear to my mother and father if the mongrels come here they stay out of my face and don't stay long because no one has any time to entertain people here. I was abused by them I don't have to put up with them anymore, and my mother and father agree with me. I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2011

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    Avoiding Family Members

    whenever my family have any sort of get togethers i immediately run to my room and hide in there, i actually won't leave even to go to the bathroom just to avoid these awkward social situations. Its wierd cos my sister is so good at these gatherings and is the social butterfly...
    MyBPDStory MyBPDStory 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Bahumbug

    my family gets together EVERY week for dinner for the last three years.   And so far this summer we have managed to get together just about every two weeks including dinners... My boyfriend and i call this "forced family fun" his family gets together...
    nosafewords nosafewords 22-25 2 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    Hate..hate...hate It

    Before I actually loved family get togethers because I got along with my family. It was so much fun.  But now, my cousins and I are so different. I don't even want to be by them. To add, my family has little feuds going on. It just adds to the tension.  Family...
    reset reset 18-21, F Feb 28, 2010

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    The Black Sheep With All The White Sheep.

    I hate getting togther with my family they never accept me for who iam. There always trying to change me. I think there also boring.
    virgopunk1 virgopunk1 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2011

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    Considering that my family consists of two main

    traits - My fathers family is made up of sardonic ********. - My mothers family is made up of one alcoholic grandfather, a rather crazy aunt and her girlfriend -- All though they're both my favourite family members -- and my two older cousins who are more about makeup and...
    Zephyix Zephyix 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hater

    I hate family reunions, ughh they are so happy and full of joy.  I prefer to be locked in my room that be surrounded by noisy, gossip, liars,  religious obsessed, posers manipulators etc etc.
    AngelsReflection AngelsReflection 16-17, F Feb 15, 2010

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    I Hate Them!!

    its like, you always get this one that doesnt like that one, and she doesnt like him, and he doesnt like him and he doesnt like her, but then (in my family anyway) when a family gathering comes along, everything changes, and everyone seems to like one another all of a sudden, and...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    What If The Women Dont Want To Watch Football?

    Im so f***ing sick of being forced to watch football at family get togethers! The men are all staring into the tv, the women are watching the kids,its all so cliche and done a thousand times. Why do the men have to be entertained? In the summer they take off fishing and the...
    Hildagard Hildagard 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    Family Get Togethers

    Family get togethers,Hate 'em,Always boring,Why,You may ask,I'll tell you,I hardly know 'em!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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    Every Holiday...

    I hate holidays because its an excuse for yet another family get together.  I can deal with my family and they can deal with me not showing up because they know I get depressed and just dont want to leave house sometimes.  But my inlaws....gawd, every stupid holiday or...
    btrfly09 btrfly09 31-35, F 1 Response May 22, 2008

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    They are all false. I dont belong there

    and they dont want me but i will go. Be the adult. Smile. Wave and be friendly as usual. See what they say, hear them talking about me and slagging me off The usual. Cannot wait. We havent even left yet and im so desperate to go home. *plasters on fake smile*
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F Jul 12

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    They Used To Be Ok

    I always got along with everyone on my mom's side they are good people but my dad's side is a different story. I used to love going over to his side of the family for parties and get togethers now I dread them. When I was younger up until about 13 years old everyone talked to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 26, 2012

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    Thanksgiving Dinner From Hell!

    My family HAD a tradition of always getting dressed up, going out, relaxing, and enjoying a good meal without all the work. A family friend's daughter, from out of state, announced 3 years ago that she wanted to host Thanksgiving at the family friend's house. The first year was...
    JeannieAnne3 JeannieAnne3 66-70 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    Is There Anything Worse Than A Black Sheep?

    I am the black sheep. And it's strange because the only thing that sets me apart is my sexual orientation. I never have and don't do drugs, drink, smoke, had unprotected sex, had children. I'm 23 and I'm happily settled down with my partner of 5 years in about a month. So, we...
    Arlequin Arlequin 22-25, F Aug 23, 2010

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    They Used To Be Ok

    I always got along with everyone on my mom's side they are good people but my dad's side is a different story. I used to love going over to his side of the family for parties and get togethers now I dread them. When I was younger up until about 13 years old everyone talked to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    My father & his wife really like to have guests

    over at their house, either with my brothers, or her children, or her friends or family members. Before I moved out of their house, I was always forced to attend their get-togethers, and I have always hated them. I am an extremely private person. I get anxiety when I am in...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Aug 18

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    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I come from a very broken family. My mother tortures my dad physically, hits him with knifes and bricks and my father is too scared to retaliate or even argue back. My sister is...
    faketure faketure 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I'm 26 years old. I've lived with my mother forever minus 4 years where she was living with my sister. I always wondered why she was a little off. Always acting like a child...
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    VeryHurtAndMad VeryHurtAndMad 31-35, F Nov 13

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    Intolerance, bigotry and racism are all signs of low intelligence and this entire thread is nothing more than a festival of hate. As an educated white Australian from a privileged...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 9

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    I hate my mother because she would tell me that my father hated me since i was in her body. I was beaten by my alcoholic father until i left home when i was 18. Last year, i asked...
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    2020midnight 2020midnight 13-15 Nov 4

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    Growing up, my family wasn't really family oriented, and I didn't know why. Now, as an adult myself, I know exactly why. My relatives are in such competition with each other they...
    DonaasF DonaasF 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    My sister is 12 years older than me. I also have a brother who is 9 years older than me. Our father died some time ago and our Mother has Alzheimer's and I am taking care of her...
    exteachergirl exteachergirl 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My daughter just had twins a boy and a girl. I have 5 grown children 4 girls and my son. We used to do everything together however, in the lat 2 1/2 years I lost my mother and my...
    denisesmoke denisesmoke 51-55, F Oct 26

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    MY mother-in-law feels she has to rule all her daughter-in-laws lives. We have a family cabin on a river which is pretty primitive. No running water or electric. On Mother's Day...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I am new to this. But glad i found it. The only real problem i have in my life is my family. I don't even know where to begin. But my mother is pretty much crazy. Her mind is gone...
    kayamber kayamber 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Ok so I was born 2002, my sister was born 1998 my mom use to love me and my sister btw I'm a boy. All my mom do is love my sister all my mom do is complain about how broke she is...
    DahmirDennis DahmirDennis 13-15, M Nov 1

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    I hate everything about my family. Growing up in a stupid family causes so much damage. I’ve gotten to the point where I see them as toxic to my personality. I hate them so much...
    JD0121 JD0121 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Family is supposed to be love , forgiveness and happiness . However , in my case my family seems to be quite the opposite . This is what happened .... A couple of weeks ago we all...
    secret43251 secret43251 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    It's quite hypocritical of me to say I hate being lied to since I myself in many cases am a liar. Everything I post on here is true. No if and's or buts. But in the real world I...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm a senior in high school and last year I failed a few classes so this year I am doing credit recovery to get my credits from last year the work is easy but the problem is thief...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M 13 hrs ago