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I Hate Family Get Togethers

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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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    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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    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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    I end up crashing at a friends house

    or just staying in my room all day, I don't even risk going to the toilet
    SairaE SairaE 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I hate it because I'm always chastised

    or compared to my cousins or sister. I remember one year I got yelled at for watching buffy the vampire slayer on my laptop rather than socialize with everyone else. No offense or anything but I'm practically ignored at these things unless I'm getting chastised or having small...
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M Oct 13

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Zephyix Zephyix 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    I feel inferior when they are around. I just sit in the corner and observe because nobody notices me anyway.
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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I went to dinner with my mom tonight and an older gentleman proceeded to stare at my the whole time until I told my mom and she gave him a look then he didn't look at me again...
    foreversmiling14 foreversmiling14 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I hate it, but I'm not afraid of it
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response 14 mins ago

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    I just can't do this anymore, their killing me slowly,day by day I'm getting weaker and they don't care how much pain I'm in. And this post isn't just for my so called family it's...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I come from a very broken family. My mother tortures my dad physically, hits him with knifes and bricks and my father is too scared to retaliate or even argue back. My sister is...
    faketure faketure 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am sick of my family i hate my mom i hate my 2 sisters. They are disgusting selfish people. My sister is 100% a psychopath she is very manipulative and enjoys seeing other people...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't mean to sound like a b**** but I just hate her, my mother passed away 13 years ago, I was just about to turn 2 years old; I have three older brothers who were ages 12, 9...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10

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    Hello, I am so sorry to be asking you of your hard earned money.i have never asked anyone for money.always was a giver.my family taught me to be a Gentlemen to every person i meet...
    DeeJay2050 DeeJay2050 26-30, M Oct 6

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    I hate my mother because she would tell me that my father hated me since i was in her body. I was beaten by my alcoholic father until i left home when i was 18. Last year, i asked...
    democracyloveAmerica democracyloveAmerica 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My daughter just had twins a boy and a girl. I have 5 grown children 4 girls and my son. We used to do everything together however, in the lat 2 1/2 years I lost my mother and my...
    denisesmoke denisesmoke 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    MY mother-in-law feels she has to rule all her daughter-in-laws lives. We have a family cabin on a river which is pretty primitive. No running water or electric. On Mother's Day...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We all know that sometimes our words online and in texts can be misconstrued by the reader, but sometimes the reader should know us well enough to know what our intentions are...
    NateKyng NateKyng 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My last story was 2011..........its 2014 and I'm literally dying inside, emotionally, physically and mentally from all the stress, emotional abuse, and mental abuse my son is...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    This is why I hate math. I hate math because it doesn't mean anything to me. Studying math doesn't make me happy. What I care about is sociology, anthropology, creative writing...
    ArchaicBlossom ArchaicBlossom 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    I wonder sometimes what I did in a past life to be stuck with this family, my mum hates me and has disowned me loads of times because I dont get on with my sister and avoid her, my...
    ymasxatl ymasxatl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    My father side of the relative not all of them but most of them. They're all so pompous and stuck up with their brand name clothing and shoes f*** them I've got those things too...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I was always a happy kid until my older sister turned 16. She started to act like a total *****! (Not I the teenage type of way) It was way more than the rebellious type of way...
    llree22 llree22 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I do not hate my daughter in law. Just wish her and my son would stop hurting me. She played me perfectly. I even told my son she was wonderful and he should marry her. The day...
    hhalibur hhalibur 46-50, F Oct 17

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    As a child growing up, my only brother and I were somewhat close... I see home movies where we played together for hours, made each other laugh and smile. As adults, things COULD...
    aries1988 aries1988 26-30, M Oct 22

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    I am new to this. But glad i found it. The only real problem i have in my life is my family. I don't even know where to begin. But my mother is pretty much crazy. Her mind is gone...
    kayamber kayamber 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm 16, and have been living with my mother and my boyfriend and his dad for about a year and a half now.But, for the most part, just know I'm safe and okay besides all this. My...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My country "Egypt" is just a fake country that can't be classified religious or secular Its people are very stupid dogmatic people, they always prejudge and classify each other...
    Egyptian1Dentist Egyptian1Dentist 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    I hate my ex h for what he did to me and his sons.he was such a great dad n h .till he started affair with his best mates wife.who we had known years.he kept coming back promising...
    Pommy8 Pommy8 51-55, F Oct 4

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    This may seem a bit Pollyanna, however, I do not know what it feels like to hate. I suppose I am lucky in a way. Don't let me mislead you though, I've been hated and I do not get...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F