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I Hate Family Get Togethers

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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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    Sometimes. . .

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Feralicity Feralicity 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Not as much as American Dad tho.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    I hate family get togethers, I hate Christmas. I hate thanksgiving, I hate Easter, I hate everything. They are all drama, someone always ends up getting hurt from a fight, I'm...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    My mom is so annoying and she makes me so angry. She's always getting on to me about my weight and she's been doing it a lot for the past few months. I know I'm not hw skinniest...
    uh2behonest uh2behonest 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I hate life. I hate myself. I just hate everything! I can't take it anymore!! I'm so sick of feeling so alone and depressed. All the pressure from my family is driving me insane...
    MissWallflower MissWallflower 18-21, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I hate this holiday...I have a partner who buys expensive gifts for ungrateful kids who break or lose everything soon after. A gift for the sister-in-law who never buys him...
    sarahstepmom sarahstepmom 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I hate life sometimes. I can never find the right bf who will live me. And my foster family can be hard. I just wish being gay wasn't wrong in life......
    Thatrandommmm Thatrandommmm 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am trying to introduce people to this guy I fell in love with who is in all probability my soulmate. Nobody seems to really get it though. :::sigh Then I remember why it is I...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hatred - I feel like I have so much hatred in me. Here am I back on this app about a year later, looking over my questions I asked about stuff I've written about physical and inner...
    hihijo342 hihijo342 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    This is so hard to write. Maybe I should start by saying it's me again. So like I have said in posts before it's been almost two years now that we have talked to MIL. Even tho her...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Something bad happens every year in December to my family. My mom had cancer when I was 13, I had a step dad at 11, didn't have a Christmas at 10, 9 my mom broke her leg, 14, I had...
    MaryRiddle3 MaryRiddle3 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people raise their voices in anger or frustration. I'm sure that it all dates back to my childhood, because my Dad yelled all the time. I hated it then, and I still...
    DeviantDante DeviantDante 36-40, M 7 hrs ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Recently, I began dating a guy who my parents absolutely hated. Actually, at the point in time in which my parents hated him, he was barely in my life at all. He and I had become...
    anonymous1129 anonymous1129 18-21 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I grow up in a regular household. Mom, dad, old er sister and grandma living with us. I love my parents and family a lot. My hate and love relationship is only with my father. I...
    polly0007 polly0007 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I hate my grandmom too she yells at everything I say and do she hates my mom too just coz we keep silent .... we dont fight back. now we both have to bear her shouting and...
    abhinavah abhinavah 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    I Wounder why I was born into my family, can they never get together without me having to break up fights at 4am every day? can we never just have a nice family holiday together...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend of 7 months still lives with his parents. He’s 26 and I’m 23. His younger brother (21) and brother’s girlfriend (20) also live at the same house with his parents...
    ebtausch ebtausch 22-25, F Nov 24

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    My boyfriend of 7 months still lives with his parents. He’s 26 and I’m 23. His younger brother (21) and brother’s girlfriend (20) also live at the same house with his parents...
    ebtausch ebtausch 22-25, F Nov 24

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    Before you go up and about on me for this experience posting, I am 100% Vietnamese too. Technically I'm Vietnamese-American, and yes, I'm young, about 19. What I am referring to is...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Hello everyone. :) Hope you are having a nice day and I wish you great Winter Holidays.. I guess I should start with telling that I am a very sensitive person, lets say over...
    AnnaLeah94 AnnaLeah94 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was a child I hated my family. Mainly my distant family and sometimes my close family. They have always put me down, making fun of my weight, how I look, and what I...
    ksgirl93 ksgirl93 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    i ******* hate my dad no one understands. i am a teenage girl. he is ******* mentally abusive. He is a clean freak, if u ever drop a piece of food or anything in the car or house...
    Lurehc Lurehc 13-15, F Dec 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 4 Responses Nov 23

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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 Nov 23

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    well, i wouldn't say I hate her since i dont have to see her too frequently, but i really really do dislike her. i hope i am not the only one here that doesnt like her sister in...
    blahblah2789 blahblah2789 36-40, F Nov 27

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    I wouldn't say I completely hate my life...but I hate a huge part of it. Most of the time I'm unhappy at home - and the only way I can escape it is when I go to mu boyfriends...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I Hate Conflict. Every shape and form. Fist Fights, Marital Quarrels, War, Fights between friends, Physical and Psychological Abuse. I hate it. I've grown up with it, I've seen it...
    SydMB SydMB 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 30