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I Have a Family That Drives Me Crazy

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    That's Not What I Agreed To...

    Each Dec. My brother and his family of four go to visit his in laws for a week. Usually the week before Christmas. This year it's the 19th, Monday to the 24th, Saturday to be exact. In the past we have taken care of their dog. It's not very hard, I mean there's a timer in the...
    Balancebeam Balancebeam 36-40, F Dec 15, 2011

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    I Have Panic Attacks

    I remember when i was younger, i was hearing my dad screaming to my mom and i was so scared. Since then, i have panic attacks. The last summer my dad hit my mom. And i was in front. I had a panic attack then, i was crying and i couldn't breath. My parents are ok now but i just...
    myTourniquet myTourniquet 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    My Youngest Brother Drives Me Crazy!!!

    I'd be the first to say that we have a dysfunctional family, but dyfunctional is the 'norm' these days, right?! If you look "normal" from the outside, then there IS something wrong w/ your family (LOL). So, my youngest and only brother continues to hold grudges of trivial things...
    dontwantdrama dontwantdrama 36-40, F Dec 6, 2010

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    Bullshit !!!

    My family is like crabs in a buckent. Every time i try to move on with my life they keep trying to pull me in it bs already. i have very toxic dad and stepmom my biomom isnt anybetter she left us on my stepmom door step when i was 7 with my brother he was 1 and sister was 5 she...
    griego51 griego51 22-25 2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    My Birthday Gift, Is My Problem?

    I turned 40 just this past Oct. My mother in laws Birthday gift to me, a year's gym membership. Some people give me an astonished look. Honestly, when I opened the envelope, there was a torn peice of scrap paper, with the words, 'one year membership ' scribbled on it, in her...
    Balancebeam Balancebeam 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2011

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    In-Laws

    I enjoy my own family, although my brother can be obnoxious, but my in-laws really drive me up a wall.  I am on the computer half of my day working and they are always talking to me about stupid stuff or complaining to me like I am their dang therapist or something. I...
    institches1981 institches1981 26-30, F May 4, 2008

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    I'm Not Hallucinating, I'm Sure I Exist...

    You know how everyone thinks their family is more crazy than everyone else's? Well, all everyone else I know thinks my family is definately more crazy than theirs. My Dad, he's very eccentric, but he's a really nice man. Can't remember anything, (unless it's bizarre trivia about...
    Zabou Zabou 26-30, F May 1, 2009

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    The Jokes On Me

    I dread holidays because it means going back home, or worse, them coming to visit. Sure, I love my family. I just can't get over how inconsiderate and hurtful they are. From the moment my parents step foot into my apartment, it begins. "Oh, you live like a polar bear - it's so...
    Lilyinbloom Lilyinbloom 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    My Brother'S A Stoner

      well, here it is, the nicely rolled up weed that my brother has, which he proudly posted on FB just today.... he even instagram it & all his friends begged for some, even my cousins.... i'll let this one slide, he's too old to be told what to do.. though he's still in...
    frankenstaine frankenstaine 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Specially My Husband

    He is so demanding, yesterday I told him I am tired of all his orders and bossiness, and I don't have to do any of the things I am doing, and if I am doing anything it's my choice. He said I know, but if you do anything it has to be my way!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses May 2, 2009

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    None of them get along

    and I seem to get stuck in the middle quite a bit. It is so hard to maintain relationships with people who refuse to even try to get along.
    mamahasnoclue mamahasnoclue 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I Have Panic Attacks

    I remember when i was younger, i was hearing my dad screaming to my mom and i was so scared. Since then, i have panic attacks. The last summer my dad hit my mom. And i was in front. I had a panic attack then, i was crying and i couldn't breath. My parents are ok now but i just...
    myTourniquet myTourniquet 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    Mine

    They drive me crazy, and sometimes drive me despair, but when push comes to shove, I know they are are always there. I did not chose them, nor did they chose me, but with there unending love, I will always be free. Free to be just who I was meant to be, and with there gift of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17, 2012

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    Between my parents yes we have family issues. My mom is basically the man of the house While my stupid dad just lays back and worries about nothing He doesn't care about bills just...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I can't stand my overprotective mother. She is never satisfied. Everything has to be perfect all the time. Me and my little sister has to have the perfect jobs, the perfect grades...
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    I would suspect that many of us with more than 3-5 people in our families could probably make this claim. I have a FANTASTIC family for the most part, but it is quite large, so...
    licoriceandlace licoriceandlace 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My sister is making my whole family fight because she wants to go to this stupid magcon thing! She's made me so upset because she just keeps calling my mom bad words and breaking...
    lindseyyypadula lindseyyypadula 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My parents seem to favor my older sister. She's 2 years older than me. I have noticed it for a quite while now, but currently is getting worse. She's about to start college and...
    elenaml elenaml 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I feel like every time I think my family is just about to hit a golden era, it just gets worse. I feel like the glue that keeps them together but no one really sees the glue do...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Aug 20

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    The issues my family and I have are huge. Too big for me to feel comfortable talking about specifics. My real question is this: If you have come to the realization that this...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Well, its my wifes family. They're ok , just, I have NOTHING in common with them. Whenever there is a get-together I feel SO out of place. One sis-in-law and her husband are very...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 28

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    Judgemental family members. Act like they are better than u. Holier than thou.
    KeeWee812 KeeWee812 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Hi guys, im that guy who writes violent story's of what happend in my life. Why do I write these experience? My life IS violence, not a good town, not a lot of enforcement on the...
    Blast9003lawl Blast9003lawl 16-17, M Aug 14

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    Instead of going out with friends and having fun my mother said to spend time with my family who isn't even doing anything. I hate this.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I haven't talked to my dad since he "disowned" me for losing my virginty this year. He does not live with me but this week my mom if forcing me to visit him for 7 days after 5...
    Michela6730 Michela6730 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    My grandma doesn't think I have feelings, therefore she says all these things thinking it won't hurt me. Great
    bawniie bawniie 16-17, F Aug 3

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    My child. I have had enough--- being treated like **** and crying all the time. She has killed it. She had always killed it. Making me suffer until she needs me and then I get love...
    marypython marypython 51-55, F Aug 6

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    well ever since we moved from Chatham to here we always had problems from my dad and mom going off and on to my dad cheating on my mom to me getting into trouble with the police we...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Aug 7

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    My dad have the biggest anger issues in the world. If a little toe touches the line he would explode like a firecracker. Two months ago i asked for help in my homework and my dad...
    diend5000 diend5000 13-15, M Aug 10

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    I really can't stand it here. What ever I do isn't appreciated, and mostly from my mom. I mean when I cook, or clean she has something negative to say. So when I don't do either...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F Aug 19

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    I always have had drama, and always will have drama. The relationship between my dad and me has gotten a lot worse, I don't feel like talking to him ever after remembering all the...
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I have a strong feeling my dad is cheating on my mom. I have no idea what to do. But it really seems like it. She thinks it also, but she doesn't say anything to him.
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    TONS, it's driving me nuts :/
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    My dad the successful lawyer. Enough said.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    My uncle and grandpa totally ruined my daddy's birthday last night. Unbelievable.
    bawniie bawniie 16-17, F Aug 3

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    I asked my mother a simple question. She doesn't need to be a ***** about the answer.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M Aug 3

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    It's like the never ending story that keeps getting worse :(
    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Can someone help me out :(
    Michela6730 Michela6730 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    It sucks being the step brother for 10 brothers and sisters,no matter what you do you will never gain their love and respect ...
    hopsin22 hopsin22 18-21, M Aug 19

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    My dad passed away six years ago, and my mum is so lonely that she's ready to move on. I'm really hurt and not okay with it.
    maz1807 maz1807 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    They say sink or swim. Me says please say i was adopted.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    sometimes I wonder if it's my fault things are this way, but I've done everything possible to make a positive change, in the end their responsible for themselves. And i can't do...
    reachingforthesun reachingforthesun 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Okay so when I make food for people in the house I don't get thank yous. I made food last time for everybody, and I didn't get one thank you. So I made me breakfast this morning...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    OMG! I just found out that my mom is a lesbian, I dont want to talk with her about this cuz I'm scare that I'm gonna hurt her feeling. What should I do?
    sashiaJ sashiaJ 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever have a best friend that walks of all fours? Well, ever had to get rid of that best friend? This is my experience... I have an amazing, crazy, fun, loving, sweet best friend...
    MacinNoelle MacinNoelle 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I know it seems I always post about relationship drama!!! I am currently single... Because I want to be! I do not want a relationship right now I just want to dwell in the beauty...
    alikat8524 alikat8524 22-25, F Aug 1

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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
    Moteanu Moteanu 41-45, F Aug 14

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    Honestly need help, mature experienced parents needed. Here's the issue: My family lives with my in-laws for the time being, we are unable to leave at the moment so it is not a...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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