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I Hate Family Get Togethers

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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 Scream. .

    If I ever hear the words "we are going to spend some family time together with family" I scream 1) I am adopted 2) The only family I have is my older brother and sister who both hate me 3) All other family are my guardians and they hate me 4) All of my relatives hate me too I...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F Dec 23, 2011

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I live with my mom, my grandmother, and my sister and I constantly feel like my sister just has made it her life's work to make sure that everyone thinks of her first. She finds...
    RaeRiley97 RaeRiley97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm really the black sheep of the family here. I have one sibling, an older brother. It isn't just my immediate family I don't fit in with, its seriously all of it. On my moms side...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Basically my whole immediate family is one big fat black sheep, but I'm probably the worst because I'm anti social and gay. No one knows about that last one but I'm sure it's not...
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    My brother is 5 years older than me and we are the only two children of a elderly couple. Our family is quite small and it is just the four of us for family events - Christmas...
    GotMeWrong GotMeWrong 22-25, F 24 mins ago

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    Seeing people saying they want to adopt a baby or small child drives me up the wall. I can totally empathise with them on this subject, however it breaks my heart as well. I'm not...
    laurena123 laurena123 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 6 hrs ago

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    This is something I feel is eating me alive, it is something that most people would think I'm crazy or something. And I might be, but this is has put me in a state of mind, that...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    But so is the individual.A well-nurtured individual makes a better family.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Mom's relationship with herself, and dad's relationship with himself , and their relationship with each other is the foundation of a healthy loving family.
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My family is shattered into lonely fragments of a dream. I don't know how to put the pieces of it back together or if it is even possible.
    enlightenme2 enlightenme2 51-55, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm adopted. But my Mother and my Sister always tend to gang up on me. Even when I'm sick, or I've been busy or something they complain or they blame for me for something I wasn't...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    My mum has called me fat so many times I feel uncomfortable with showing any amount of skin at all. Whenever I or anyone tries hard for something, whenever they fail she always...
    EgoWoman EgoWoman 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't like my home environment at all. Everyone shouts and it's just a messed up family, if you can even call it a family. The problem for me is that I want to get away from it...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm new to this experience thing. But The reason I joined is so that I could write about my feelings towards my "dad". Ever since I was little he's really been nothing more than a...
    aloflo aloflo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family my mother ruined me. she left me with a series of emotional scars i carry with me wherever i go. and i grow up...
    lovelyintrovert lovelyintrovert 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I can't stand my family.. Since I was young my real dad left when I was young I don't even know who he is and my mother she never gives me the time of day, when my step dad and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F Jul 14

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    My mom and father both smoke. Dad had quit for a long time and then a family friend got him back on it. I resent her for it. My mom hadn't smoked in years. Then one day when we...
    jcylee99 jcylee99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I absolutely hate my family and it is not because I am a spoiled brat or am ungrateful, it is because they have mistreated me so bad throughout my life that I can no longer put up...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I used to look up to my father; he was my hero. When I was younger, my dad used to go out of town a lot for his 'job' and I would miss him terribly. Now, I cannot stand being in...
    lesluu07 lesluu07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I sometimes find I hate my overprotective family. As a child I grew up with an aunt in her teens (my mothers sister). My aunt is only 9 years older than me. As she became a...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I absolutely Hate my sister in-law.I've been married to her brother for over 30 years and from day one her and the "family" has done everything they could to try to make my life a...
    nanaof6 nanaof6 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    Ok unlike what the title says, I don't true lay hate my boyfriends family. I just see that they are the most dysfunctional family I have ever met. They are extremely different from...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    I lost everything because of them. Best friends, good times and great feelings. they boss me around all day and show no respect and they want respect from me?. I would run away but...
    ayers28 ayers28 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    My mom cheated on my dad😥now I hate her so much ill do anything to try and disagree or **** her off! Just so she can get a taste of her own medicine. Sometime I REALLY consider...
    kat99rebal kat99rebal 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I hate how it can affect people so much and how it leads to many people hurting themselves. :(
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I don't blame them. Even I hate what I've become.
    TheHouseElf TheHouseElf 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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