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I Have An Insane Family

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    I'll start with the oldest person in my immediate family and work my way down. My mother has never been diagnosed as being mentally ill and yet, she is raising my oldest brother's children to believe that they should get pregnant at age 10, if it is possible. Her entire life...
    HighYouCantSustain HighYouCantSustain 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    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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    and the voices they hear drive me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!
    theghostdog theghostdog 31-35 2 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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 dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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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 13 hrs ago

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    I am just home from a family gathering. I AM MORTIFIED that I may have infected family and friends . I wasn't diagnosed until I returned home. I thought I had bed bugs. My doctor...
    scabbiesBgonenow scabbiesBgonenow 51-55 Apr 10

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    Children's Aid Society had torn my life apart twice now. The first time I was too young to realize what they did. 18 years old now and watching them repeat what they did 11 years...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F a week ago

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    I was abused and molested by my father for 8 years. My mother never realized it because she was so stuck on her failing marriage. At school I was bullied. Made to be a freak...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I don't have a family. There's nothing more than blood that links me to the people that I'm unfortunate enough to live with. These people are petty, they are racist, small minded...
    TheSchemingPuppeteer TheSchemingPuppeteer 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I was the first person on both sides of my family to go to college. When I graduated from high school, I did not want to go to college right away. I wanted to take a year or two...
    saileen saileen 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have chronic pain problems, and people treat me like dirt because they assume that I am have mental issues, not realizing how stressful it is to feel this way all the time. I...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 Mar 29

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    recently I had another mental breakdown while I was sick causing my mother to offer to take off work for 2 months. our relationship seemed to be getting better for about 2 weeks...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My daughter is the most precious thing in the world to me. She is my motivation in life. As a single mother I always worry about her future as I only want to provide the best. I...
    catnisswil catnisswil 26-30, F Mar 23

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    Im about to get diverse but I don't want to stay alone. I have no family here and even though there's barely any love left i hate this feeling. I told her to move out, but every...
    Andre77 Andre77 22-25, M Mar 26

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    Hello, I am thirty five years old, and I have a huge issue. I happen to be attracted to young guys. Now, I don't mean like little twelve year olds...but like fifteen and up. It's...
    OldWoman9 OldWoman9 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love so many things and am lucky enough to say that I'm passionate about them. I just wish I could do all of them. I love playing my trumpet (and am very good at it) and would...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I fell in love over 20 years ago and never let go. We loved one another but the timing was off, again and again. After years of heartache, I trusted my head over my heart and...
    blueskies100 blueskies100 36-40 Apr 2

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    This is something I think about every now and then. I have PCOS which doesn't make it impossible to have children but in some women it can cause infertility. So I have adjusted to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm making a list of "Things I’m proud of about myself." Thus far, there is only one item on the list (the inspiration for the list in itself). It may not seem like much to you...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love my family like crazy but sometimes it can make me go insane. I'm the oldest daughter and naturally, I'm just nurturing and jump to taking care of others like a mother. All...
    Optimistic34 Optimistic34 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I would give up everything. I'd give up my house for you. I'd give up my family for you. I'd give up my entire life for you. I would die for you. Because that's the point to...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    About 2 years ago, I met a woman whom I soon discovered I was exactly like. I felt the strongest connection to her I've ever felt in my life. I cared about her from the very core...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Okay so first off, i think i'm insane cause i always tend to screw around with sharp objects. I'm very aggressive towards people, sometimes my own voice, in my own mind. Tells me...
    WolfyBluepaw WolfyBluepaw 13-15, M Apr 1

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    Hello. My name is Channyn and here are 10 things that I've learned about myself since I've been diagnosed with Endometriosis that I would like to share with other Endo-sufferers...
    MrsHess MrsHess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To complicate matters, I am also married. But I am madly attracted to a male coworker. We are both married teachers and have adjacent classrooms. I've known him for four years and...
    Keeks1 Keeks1 41-45 Mar 26

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    Phantom Manor - Some of the more common nightmares i've had involve a certain attraction known as Phantom Manor. Many of these take place at Disneyland Paris, basically it...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Behind Those Green Eyes-(llovelyfallenangell) March 6th, 2014. Green eyes the colour of emeralds, astonishing you after every blink. Her long brown hair fell in soft curls around...
    llovelyfallenangell llovelyfallenangell 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Yayayayayayayayayyayaay ima not going insane I am children!
    sangvampire sangvampire 18-21, M Mar 31

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    I have had this disorder sense middle school (and I am now 22). Many people could never diagnoss my condition because I could never completely describe it nor did I trust others...
    LiliumxoTears LiliumxoTears 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I've literally gone insane... I think I found myself at work last week starring at a wall for 10 minutes in a moment of solitude, its like something biological within me cant...
    barnest2 barnest2 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm going insane and I'm scared that when I do I'm gonna try and kill people, this is a reason to try and kill myself first
    TechLash TechLash 18-21, M Apr 9