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I Have a Strange Family

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    Can I fool around with my second cousin?

    So I met a second cousin for the first time a few months ago... My uncle re married and his wife has a grandson my age... Making him my second cousin by marriage... Not blood! Well, he's bisexual and there's a little thing going on between us, but I'm just not sure if it's okay...
    AlexanderX AlexanderX 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    The Legacy of Strangemany.

    From my experience, some strange families (like mine) take great pride in their strangeness--they see it as part of their identity, what makes them unique--and celebrate their oddness through original traditions that have somehow evolved or they have invented. Other families (and...
    partydog partydog 41-45 Jul 11, 2009

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    Silly Little Lila

    Today I found out that my 3 year old niece Lila talks about me to all of her new Pre-school friends. Im one of her many aunts, we arent blood related but I see her every weekend. She said "my friend Kayla likes you" and i didnt under stand what she meant so I asked her and she...
    pangirl pangirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    Yep They Are Strange

    My family might be strange and I should know but that's what makes life almost bearable. The little things like my almost four year old calling a vagina a diamond. My family is strange but they are there for me whenever I need it and that's all that matters.
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2009

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    My Family Calls Me The Black Sheep

    I DONT GET ALONG WITH MY FAMILY AT ALL. THEY CALL ME THE BLACK SHEEP. AS IF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GROWING UP WAS HARD AND MY MOTHER AND FATHER DIVORCED WHEN I WAS 7. I GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS. ME AND BOTH MY SISTERS WERE MOLESTED SO I HAVE ALOT OF TRUST ISSUES. MY MOM DIED...
    spicyxhotxandxlooking spicyxhotxandxlooking 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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    My Grandma

    The rest of the family is bizarre - Jerry Springer could do a special just on my aunt's family - but Grandma is the best. My grandma has asthma and other serious breathing problems. Often you'll see her on her oxygen machine inside then step out on the porch a cigarette. She...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 1, 2009

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    No Words...

    Strange, crazy, disturbed, loving, hilarious, cynical, rude, obnoxious, funny, likeable, kind, fun-loving....we're just a mish mosh of unlikely characteristics rolled up into one dysfunctional package. Oh well, they're mine and I love them...most of the time! ;)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F Aug 9, 2008

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    Freak Show

    My uncle (fathers’ side) use to be committed to a mental institution and on occasions would get out; he committed himself so I guess he could leave when he wanted to, weird!  Anyways, when I was in 4th grade he come to our house and my mom freaked out.  All my...
    RecycledDaily RecycledDaily 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    You have NO idea. 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    How Real Is Your Family?

    MTV is NOW CASTING! Are you sick of seeing unreal reality TV? Do you think your family is more fascinating than those Krazy Kardashians? Or more modern than that scripted Modern Family? Are your parents completely outrageous regardless of who’s watching? Do you guys argue...
    NandD NandD 18-21 Feb 7, 2011

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    My great great aunt used to boil sausages in an

    electric kettle. My great great uncle used to fly over from Australia to nail dead herrings to the gates of my grandmothers house. My great grandfather swapped his £11 million pound house in London for a fur coat. My great aunt didn't marry one of her boyfriends because he...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I had a flashback today,

    I was five and my great great aunt had come to stay, (she was 102), she wore a hearing aid on her chest that you had to roar into, for example "DEAR OLD AAAART!!". Anyway I saw her in the corridor of my house one night and it was one of the most terrifying things I have ever...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    They're Fun

    They're weird,alright.I don't know how to describe them.Just to say that holidays and birthdays are alot of fun.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F Jun 1, 2009

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    Story # 250 And

    I may be the strangest of all.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    The Legacy of Strangemany.

    From my experience, some strange families (like mine) take great pride in their strangeness--they see it as part of their identity, what makes them unique--and celebrate their oddness through original traditions that have somehow evolved or they have invented. Other families (and...
    partydog partydog 41-45 Jul 11, 2009

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    My mum: let's go work out on the Wii.

    Me: find the batteries for the controllers and sure My mum: okay. How many? Me: 4 Her: double 'A'? Me: yup Her: okay....gimme your vibrator Me: I'M DONE
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My Aunt

    I would have posted about my aunt in the other story that I wrote in this group, but my screwed up aunt deserves her own page in this group.Well, I'll start with the fact that her and my uncle have four children together. One of those children is black, two are Mexican, and one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Watch Us...you'll See

    My family and I share lots and lots of laughs and this is only between my immediate family (the ones who live with me: mom, dad, and brother). Maybe like a month ago or whenever Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist came out, the four of us watched it downstairs in my basement...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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    "we're All Pretty Much Over It"

    My family, while it seems strange to me, is probably like many others - well, my dad's side at least. This side of the family is very financially focused (who isn't nowadays!) and tends to like to paint a pretty picture despite what's going on underneath. My grandfather (my dad...
    ApolloSaturated ApolloSaturated 22-25, F Mar 30, 2010

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    Names

    my mom did not know her real name until she got paperwork from hospital and found out he father had registered her with a different name than her mother had said her name was. he had relatives  of his family that he named her after the initials were the same but the actual...
    oldster320 oldster320 61-65 Jun 16, 2009

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    Compared To The Standards Set By Society

    Compared to the standards set by society, I have an odd family. First, I'll begin with my mother. She's been married four times. In between marriages she was with women. Somewhere along the way she got involved in the baptist church and decided it was a sin to be with women, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    So Many Crazy People

    There's just a lot of weird, crazy people in my family. My uncle was a convicted child molester, who just died recently (thank God - and I don't feel bad saying that). My grandfather is a registered sex offender, that hasn't molested anyone, but was caught with tons of child p...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise 16-17, F Jul 3, 2013

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    My Birthday

    OK for 17.5 years i celebrated my birthday on a day in June  then i found it necessary to get a birth record from the state. how ever when i asked for my birth record i was send back a letter explaining that there was no such child born on that day to those parents how ever...
    oldster320 oldster320 61-65 Jun 16, 2009

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    And Love Them Dearly!

    My mother's side is interesting and entertaining. They are gifted, silly and loud. VERY Entertaining!
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F Dec 25, 2008

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    Follow Close On This One

    I'm changing names just in case: My Aunt Petunia married Harry who was in the navy. He'd go off for months to years at a time. They had a son. Now see, while Harry was gone, Petunia dated guys. Petunia got pregnant, the day my cousin was born, everyone knew whose baby she was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2009

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    Crazy In-laws!

    My mother-in-law is flipping crazy! I heard, according to statistics, 90% of wives don't get along with their mother-in-laws. Go figure, I have to be one of em! Lol.
    younique younique 18-21 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Not in the physical world- I was raised to believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    As I've written here, I hate my biological family. I do have a family of 5 close friends, all younger than I am. Our little group gathers on Saturday nights to play fantasy role...
    katmaninva katmaninva 56-60 5 days ago

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    I have the weirdest dreams ever that I have to write about them because they are so interesting. I have written a lot that I'm almost finished with my journal. -SG
    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    What do you do when you have a really vivid dream about a girl you used to see? :( Now I know I'm going to feel sad all day
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    One should never have to prove their heart before they prove their sanity. A fickle friend indeed, this madness. A fire alight in the depths of my soul. Spurned from the deepest...
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Mar 29

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    I have different types of strange dreams. Some of them are just strange because of how irrational they are, but others have come true or are reoccurring dreams/nightmares. About a...
    MyDearDiary MyDearDiary 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Last night I dreamed that I was holding an egg and it hatched and there was this black chicken inside, the young chick was really big for a newly hatched bird, it was really more...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4

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    A few years ago I had a dream that my house caught on fire and me and my dad caused it. We were outside playing with sparklers and all of a sudden the roof set alight. We ran in...
    thefallenstar thefallenstar 13-15, F Apr 7

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    Dreams always are strange......reality is strange too!
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Mar 19

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    I'm always being turned into a multitude of different characters, animals, or monsters in my dreams to which I think is a good thing. And believe it or not it's a reocurring...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    Ever since I was little. My father abused me badly and so did all my mom's boyfriends after him. I got my idea of what a man is to his family from my Sunday school teacher (may he...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Over the years, I have had a family bed. My husband is in the military and on constant maneuvers away from home so I would let my kids sleep with me when they were young and I...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    Ok talk show host Ellen Degenerous who is married in reAl life was divorced in my dream and was trying to jump my bones and kinda aggressive about it. I did not like her that way...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional...
    blessedmess blessedmess 41-45, F Mar 27

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    I have weirdos dreams, of my teeth falling out.
    mrhollingswortg1992 mrhollingswortg1992 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Hello, I don't really know where else to turn at this point and I came across this website so here I am. I'm 24 years old and my sibling who is 29 has paranoid schizophrenia. She...
    shannankylei shannankylei 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic. I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Well I have veterans in my family. Always proud to be a Navy Niece, an grand-daughter of a Solider , a cousin to a female Solider! Also proud to be a friend of a Marine, and a...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    They aren't blood, but I love them enough to call them family. They're my two best friends and I'm so scared they'll pull the trigger, cut to deep, slip into the noose, or OD...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Apr 6

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    Before I was born, my parents distanced themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never...
    normanperkins normanperkins 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    OK... so I really don't know what is wrong with me. I get these urges to have my own babies and it completely consumes my thoughts. I spend so much time just thinking about it...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Mar 28

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    So now is the time when I have to start looking at colleges and figuring out my life. In the past, there were things that I wanted to do or had a passion for and they just crushed...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Oh boy I could right a whole book about my experience... But to keep it simple I have a schizophrenic mother. For the past couple of years her condition has only gotten worse...
    Jc0322 Jc0322 22-25, M Apr 4

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    Lately I have been longing to be a father, its a weird feeling. I think that's why I love having my nephews and neighbor kids around. It hit me really hard at the youth fine arts...
    dmsummerwind dmsummerwind 36-40, M Apr 6

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    Last night my dad made a suicide attempt, and after begging to be killed he was sedated by a doctor. He's been battling depression for years and recently had a psychotic episode...
    marksman2504 marksman2504 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    My mom tried to kill herself with a knife at her throat when I was 8. She also almost drove to the beach while drunk just to drown herself. She told me she would shoot me in the...
    speaksoftandcarrybigstick speaksoftandcarrybigstick 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Do dreams actually mean anything or are they just illusions of what we hope life to be?
    pointoflife pointoflife 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Ese sueño espantoso en que estaba en una piscina en la casa del Raúl, laPiscina era grande y tenía olas, Mar elo Corría tras de una y se lo llevaba el agua, Raúl se tiraba al...