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I Have Been Hurt Or Betrayed By My Family

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    So Much Lonliness - I just feel like I don't belong anywhere, I had amazing friends back where I grew up but everywhere else that my husband and I move to, all the friends that we...
    seaoffaces seaoffaces 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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    How do I get over heartbreak? I feel like damaged goods. I was already insecure and the my first made me feel like ****. I try and hide behind a smile but honestly speaking the...
    freespirit90 freespirit90 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Facebook Faceoff! - I was estranged from a cousin and his family due to interactions on Facebook (I crossed a line with them). I hadn't been seeing them on a regular basis and they...
    blnjms blnjms 51-55, M Nov 4, 2013

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    Wife Cheated - my wife cheated on me over ten times it hurts.
    israelmoreno1985 israelmoreno1985 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    You Can't Pick Them - My mother's side of the family has had its share of sabotaging me, slandering me, physically abusing me, verbally abusing me, trying to kill me, using me to...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    The Great Joint Family - May be most of you all belong to a nuclear family to understand the complexities of a joint family. My entire family includes my sissy , mom, dad, grand...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F Jul 11, 2012

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    I Now Refuse Extended Family Holidays - Yes it's that time again ! Last years tiffs are already resurfacing , people are getting hurt feelings ,and I am giving up . I'm done with...
    CookieDay CookieDay 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Thin Line - I grew up an only child. Until my teens, things were fine. Then, everything changed. This is going to sound strange, but my mother controlled everything I did, but at...
    November61Girl November61Girl 51-55, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Family.... - i haven't been physically hurt but I've been through hell and back my parents split when i was 7 and it just got worse. i just recently started cutting and i'm not...
    kgirl28701 kgirl28701 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    At What Point In Your Life To Do You Separate Yourself From Your Family? - I should know better, but deep down inside it still hurts me.All I ever wanted was a family to love me...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    My Screwed Up Family - Is your family so stuck in the past that their ideals are totally messed up? My parents are in their late 60s and had a very strict catholic upbringing. So...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Love With Limitations - I was raised to believe that family was everything. That family would be there for you and help you get through anything. It was a lie. Actually, the truth...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Jan 23, 2013

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    My cousin almost started a full blown war on my dad's side because of her communication skills dragging me in it. Not only that she but she lied to me and the entire family, stole...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F Mar 5

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    Sacrifice - Living with an abusive bi-polar mother, I forgave my brother and sister for their abandonment, I was pleased that they managed to escape, I will stay here and pick up...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    My Father Is Disowning Me. - I had a wonderful childhood, loving parents, a close-knit family with 4 siblings. We wanted for nothing, and I feel blessed to have been given so much...
    vjdog vjdog 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    What Did I Do? - My dad is a jerk and he hits me all the time he verbally is mean and hits me which hurts me. He never gives me a chance. He comes home and starts screaming and...
    WhyxDidxIxLive WhyxDidxIxLive 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I'm writing here as Stand Alone, the only charity to support adults that are estranged, has started to carry out some preliminary research into family estrangement. We'd like to...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 1 Response Feb 8

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    There's A Storm Coming!!!!!!!!! - Mum just told me she is goung to try to help you again. You dont deserve it. I know you will hurt her like you have done to me so many times. You...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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    Stand Alone Supports Adults That Have Been Hurt Or Betrayed By Their Family - Hey Folks, Stand Alone is the only international charity to support adults that are estranged from...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Sep 26, 2013

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    I Have Really Been Betrayed By My Best Friend But Not My Family - you ask me how did i fill i really fill bad about what they did to me now i have move on with  my life and if i...
    susiehouston susiehouston 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    I would love to say blood is thicker than water but. It's gotten so where I have to hide parts of me from my family. 2 years ago I had an incident where my mother told my cousins...
    aubreylovell aubreylovell 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    My 'So-Called' Family - I've been in a feud with one of my 'closest' cousins named Alex... When my grandfather past, Alex was my shoulder to cry on. When I was doubting on my...
    kikisalamo22 kikisalamo22 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Hurting - Good morning to all, I am crying and crying because the man I live with is so mean to me and the reason is because he has a type of cancer that causes him a lot of...
    alsals95 alsals95 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    My brother went through nasty divorce ten years ago. I helped him for 18 months preparing paperwork, consulting with his attorney, etc. so his ex-wife wouldn't take him to the...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    More Than Once - The first time that a member of my family betrayed me was when I tried to tell my mother about what my father was doing to me. She told me to stop telling lies or...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 22, 2013

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    My aunt...isn't my aunt at least I don't consider her to be my aunt anymore...Friday we had to put our dog down she was old and was in alot of pain we took her to the vet and our...
    bbykaybear bbykaybear 18-21, F Mar 18

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    When Your Young -  "When You're Young"So far away from knowing where I am goingI am trying hard to find out who I amThey all see that I don't know what I am doingI say they don't...
    SombreAmaranthineAmour SombreAmaranthineAmour 31-35, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Should Have Known Better - I am dealing with an Ex who was emtionally and sexually abusive.  I moved away from my family became estranged due to my shame of abuse.  I had to flee...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    I Don't Understand The Favoritism And I Am Always Last - I get my education stuffed up and I get bashed around and bullied and abused by men and told to take it. I get abused by...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 11, 2011

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    Skyfox12 - straight talk. at age 12 i was raped by my cousin. my mother laughed at me when i told her. my dad told me to stay quiet or i'll ruin his reputation. i called the police...
    SkyFox12 SkyFox12 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    😒 - My dad wants to take my life away. My life is the computer you see. This is we're I go when I am sad and need help. Just because I stud up for my brother he wants to take my...
    WhyxDidxIxLive WhyxDidxIxLive 13-15, F Jan 23, 2013

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    Saying Goodbye To My Dad... - My dad passed away two months from liver disease. He knew he was dying for about a year and didn't tell me or my brother. He was one to never want to...
    Taino101 Taino101 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    Being Mean To Someone Is Not All Good But If Comes From You Family That Hurts Worse - Sometimes i wonder if i was placed here as a joke. I know I try my hardest to do whats right...
    candlenia candlenia 26-30, F Nov 24, 2012

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    My Sister - when i was pregnant my sister **** teased my hubbs i dont think i could ever forgive her but i have foorgiven my hubbs for his part because i no whatmy sister is like...
    mariebaby mariebaby 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    My Grandparents - I've never really liked my grandparents, except when I was younger. As the years have gone on, I've seen them for what they really are. When my parents told my...
    mac2485 mac2485 18-21, F Aug 17, 2013

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    I was put in foster care when I was 7 because my mother was physically abusive. My family never visited me and I've carried feelings of abandonment ever since. I'm sad to say that...
    MysticSage MysticSage 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    My Mother. - Yes. Mother Issues. Right Here. My mother and I usually got along. I guess. Atleast thats how I felt when I was younger. As I got older, I really started to see the...
    Jay27 Jay27 26-30, F May 7, 2013

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    My Mom Is Fickle - I have never been and will never be perfect...but that doesn't excuse the way that my mom has treated me. She's extremely paranoid, and has no trust for her own...
    speedygonzales21 speedygonzales21 18-21 Sep 27, 2013

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    Being Away From My Mom - being away from my mom is like hell its like a crack that ruins a bell'its agonizing and painful its woirse than the depression im having being away from...
    passion4life1995 passion4life1995 16-17, F Aug 21, 2012

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    Is It A Sin That I Hate Men???!!!! - It is a well known thing that i am a man who hate all ******* men on mother earth.Is that means i hate myself?Nope, as i always enjoy being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I Am A A Terrible Italian Daughter - My mother is dying. I don't make an effort to travel to Toronto to see her, I don't call her and don't want to be anywhere around her. Familiar...
    tesoro10 tesoro10 56-60, F Oct 21, 2013

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    My Sister Just Doesnt Get It - I will try to make this clear but im so upset. Dad died over the weeked and we are organising the funeral. Thats not why im upset, im relieved he...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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    Sister Disowned Family For Her Husband - I am from a large loving family of six, 2 sisters and 1 brother I am the middle child. We come from a larger extended italian family. We...
    Marie1981 Marie1981 31-35 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Don't leave me lonely, I'm giving you life, I've offered up my heart only yours will suffice This shell I've become of what I once knew, defeated and borrowed, broken and blue. I...
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