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I Have a Family That Drives Me Crazy

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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