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I Hate Family Get Togethers

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 237 People

    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've come to the realization

    that i hate family get togethers.. and in consequence i hate holidays. I used to be so excited for Christmas when i was younger and now with it being tomorrow, i couldn't be less excited. As i got older i realized that i was oblivious to my fake *** family. To be honest, i've...
    killlian killlian 18-21, F Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Its my grandpa's birthday

    and I'd love to go. He was a good man and always nice to me. I actually live with him so I don't have a choice. It's a rather long and complicated story. The thing that bugs me about it is I know my aunt and uncle will be there. I can't stand them at all. They are completely...
    fardarmist fardarmist 18-21 Jan 4

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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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    I hate family get together wit my mom .

    . **** I gotta have a 44 oz of vodka orange juice and a blunt just to ****** deal with her dumb ***** mouth. and the only reason I do them is cause my son who is 12 is close with my brother his uncle who is 13. plus me and my brother very close. but my mom ahhhh **** I have to...
    suckafree86 suckafree86 26-30, F Dec 26, 2014

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    My family is known to bring up embrassing past events and situations during family dinners. Have you ever had to deal with the more emnrassing situations among extended family or...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Reunions, birthdays, thanksgiving - it's all the same s hit. Being around people you truly can't stand. The worse part is inheriting new family members who s u ck even more...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Seen enough to last a lifetime!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 6

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    I hate my father, he had a spat at me, in a violent type because I'm born truthful and till date he thinks he owns, so to get me to even agree on his thoughts after all he put me...
    Insanefizz08 Insanefizz08 36-40, F 40 mins ago

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    I'm differently-abled. Not disabled. Just differently-abled. This was the label my Mum gave to me. All my life, I have been different. When I was born, I was different. Not...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    why i always treated like a piece of rubbish in this family? as far as i know i always do the right thing..but it seems like everything i do is just wrong on their eyes....
    alfhyraawal alfhyraawal 16-17, F 33 mins ago

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    I am #10 of 10 kids. The age gap is 14 years from #9. There are 5 boys and 5 girls. Because of this huge age gap, i was left out of a lot of get togethers when I was younger...
    Tinker515 Tinker515 36-40, F 22 hrs ago

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    Good is good. Hate is hate. During the last century we have seen a lot of hatred. Good is lost when people do nothing and let hatred absorb public debate.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I had never hated anyone other than this person. The worst part? I barely knew the guy. I had just transferred to a new school. One of the office ladies had walked me to my home...
    LonelyistheAdventurer LonelyistheAdventurer 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I hate Valentine's Day. Probably because I am always alone and it only reminds me that I'm alone and most likely always will be.
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate her, but I miss her.She was easy to talk to and fun to be around.She lost her sister when they were young and she still has a hard time dealing with it.She told me that she...
    vivad46 vivad46 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have bi polar disorder , and I'm a jerk . For some reason I'd rather be with someone who hates my guts then someone who loves me . Who knew ? Im a piece of **** :( ... That has...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    My family is a very complicated one. On my mum's side, I have 2 aunts and an uncle. To make you understand my life story better, I'll give fake names and just talk about the big...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I've been married to my husband for 7 years. We both have had our ups and downs and like most our marriage is far from perfect. I never really had a problem with my SIL, SMIL, or...
    hm3mac hm3mac 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    First off, I have to laugh at the title of this experience. Good one, creator of title, considering this is social media. As far as Facebook is concerned... I love it, too. There...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 4

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    I'm 18 years old and I'm an avid Christian, but I can't help but hate my family for the things they put me through. They call me the "accident baby" in the family cause my parents...
    Lilliane19 Lilliane19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    After reading everyone's situation it is hard to think my problem is really that much of a problem, but I need to just get it out. I am the eldest and growing up I will admit I was...
    etburki etburki 22-25, F Jan 19

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    ***RANT*** If you're my friend right now, you might not be after you read this. I know God said it's not right for homosexuals to be together but didn't he also say to love one...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm so confused, one day my husband is the sweetest man in the world the next he hates me and looks at every flaw. It could be a week an hour there's no telling when his mood will...
    Mee4 Mee4 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    My dad always made sure that his family was happy and healthy. But sad part is is that he's nothing but a big, fat bully. Does he care? Not really. As long he has hurt someone...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think my husband hates me.....My childhood was REALLY bad. My current husband also had a childhood similar to mine but was not as lucky as me and his life took a different path...
    Lsngthsbttle Lsngthsbttle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    It's funny to look back at your childhood and see how much your relationship with certain family members changes over time. For a while, I thought I had a great relationship with...
    Andrew8022 Andrew8022 18-21, M Jan 9

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    She manipulates me, makes me feel guilty when I am not guilty, she says everything I do is disgusting, she looks at me with disgust, she talks crap about me and twists stories to...
    hollyissad hollyissad 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Both my mother and grandmother, who's now deceased, bullied me around until I left the family for good. I decided not to have toxic people in my life because life is much too...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I wouldn't call her "sister." She's more like my parents other daughter. It's amazing that two people so completely different can be born to the same family. As a kid, she had the...
    ELeathers ELeathers 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I just hate being lied to, to me it's one of the worst things you can do to someone because that means that I or the other person being lied to can't trust you. Here's a little...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F Jan 1

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