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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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