I Hate Family Get Togethers

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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
    31-35, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    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

    Ever since my Divorce family get togethers have

    never been the same. At first it was just me and my 2 kids without there Mom. She and I were together for 21 years. She wanted the divorce not I. She cheated on me and I was willing to forgive her for that. My older brother and his wife in there religion are opposed to divorce...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    CCCharlie CCCharlie
    31-35, M
    Feb 23, 2015

    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
    Sep 4, 2012

    I hate when the whole family gathers together

    for a special occasion. I always feel left out and deserted. The talk is always about my sister and her kids and great they are doing. When it comes to me I don't get mentioned except once that I work a lot. Sometimes it can be worse when my mom is around. She always talks...
    wisdom26 wisdom26
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    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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