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I Have Been Hurt Or Betrayed By My Family

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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 were always together, as tight as could be especially me and my sisters Dana (older) & Debra ( younger). we would talk atleast 3-4 times a day...
    Marie1981 Marie1981 31-35 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 20

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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 anxiety and every little thing gets on his nerves. I am paying for it. How do I deal with this? I have a dog and I...
    alsals95 alsals95 61-65, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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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 have chose the path of a criminal. You leave your children with a molester and expect sympathy. I can no longer cry for you. If you...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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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 money from my grandmother and used it to buy herself a new car. I'm done with helping family. She can crash and burn in her own way.
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Mar 5, 2014

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    My aunt called my younger brother out on

    Facebook, I told her to stop. Next thing I know, she posted a whole essay on my wall dog made up, exaggerated lies of what I had made/asked her to do. My younger cousins(S), was telling me how bad my cousin (J) had been treating her. I msg J & tell her to stop, then S messages...
    kYG1 kYG1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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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 on a side of my family & ever science that I've been looked down upon like I'm not human. But it's crazy because I know my situation has...
    aubreylovell aubreylovell 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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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 my entire family believe that appearances are everything. They would give up their own daughters happiness if it meant it...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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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 the pieces of our broken family. I will care for my destroyer. Paradoxical; empathy. I'm so eager to help those...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Ever since I can remember,

    my immediate family members have looked out for themselves. My mom won't do something unless it's financially convenient for her and my half sisters won't extend their hands to those in need without looking back and without expecting something in return. The women in my...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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 cleaners financially. I helped him under one condition, that I did not want any of his ex's family in the two family house with both share ownership...
    fourjacks fourjacks 61-65 2 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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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 for me. I would love to be able to open up and share and be myself around them. They just don't understand. They are too worried about what people think to care about my own...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    dalidacc11 dalidacc11 26-30, F Apr 21

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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 thats 7 years ago now and i wouldnt pee on her if she was on fire
    mariebaby mariebaby 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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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 chance to stay alive, he was there to listen to me. I guess I've told him to much... When we would get into arguments, nothing...
    kikisalamo22 kikisalamo22 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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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 don't live nearby, but thanks to Facebook I'm reminded of their existence. My issue is with the false closeness that...
    blnjms blnjms 51-55, M Nov 4, 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 doesnt have to suffer anymore. My sister wants to bring her husband, who sexually abused me, to the funeral. I am shattered. I know...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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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 grandparents about any of my siblings, even me, their first grandchild, they have looked at my parents with...
    mac2485 mac2485 18-21, F Aug 17, 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 vet said it was time to let her go...and that she had been living on borrowed time for awhile...I loved that dog I grew up with her and it...
    bbykaybear bbykaybear 22-25, F Mar 18, 2014

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    My cousin was actually he's

    now 17 he's a Fourth of July baby ... But the thing is no one remembered in our family ... We were all having a party and he was inside and I guess he didn't notice anything birthday wise ... So he sent up his own stuff like a banner , a cake , balloons etc . And everyone came...
    Hatfield24 Hatfield24 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 much say iam doing really good .
    susiehouston susiehouston 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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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 kids. Whenever something goes wrong, she's very quick to go back on anything she says and make us out to look bad. She...
    speedygonzales21 speedygonzales21 18-21 Sep 27, 2013

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    ny family dose not accept me

    for who I am the think I have a problem and that made me really depressed again and my suicidal thoughts came back it upsetting when society doesn't accept you it hurtful when your family doesn't
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    Janeccaa Janeccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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 make end up turning out to be enemies. It's really sad. It's caused me to put up a huge wall when it comes to people. I...
    seaoffaces seaoffaces 22-25, F Oct 15, 2012

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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 is that my family would be there for me as long as I obeyed and did exactly what I was told to do. I was not allowed to...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Jan 23, 2013

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    Last year I found out

    that my brothers hates me. he called my grandma to tell her that I was sleeping with a bunch of guys and was a drug addict. the problem is that we bought a house that's its under his name, but I was paying part of it until he told everybody that he was going to keep the house...
    abhay49 abhay49 26-30, F Mar 19

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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 invite you people at Experience Project, in this group, to take part. There's currently a real absence of studies in this area, and...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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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 myself and for doing what i am good at which is support every woman on mother earth.I believe that men  should start thinking about taking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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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 their family. We're going now, and running meet-up groups in London on the run up to Christmas. We'd really like to hear from as many estranged people as possible so we can plan...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Sep 26, 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 bother us with his problems. Despite my dad being an alcoholic and former drug user he was my dad and we loved him for who he was...
    Taino101 Taino101 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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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 I don't like any of them and sometimes I wish I could leave them all behind and never look back. I am now 25 and do not know...
    MysticSage MysticSage 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2014

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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 feelings. I felt the same way about my father. Shades of my father's last steps towards the end. I am a bad daughter - a terrible...
    tesoro10 tesoro10 56-60, F Oct 21, 2013

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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 pa(dad's dad), grand ma , aunt (dad's sissy),her 2 children (though they are children no longer as they have married ), her...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F Jul 11, 2012

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    I left home before my 18th birthday,

    because I could not handle any more of my mother. She was always a *****, who often reminded me how much she wished she had aborted me when she was pregnant; after my dad died, she got worse and started hitting me and constantly screaming.
    kneebreaker kneebreaker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Isurvivedlife Isurvivedlife 16-17, F Apr 20

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    I'm only 21 years old

    but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My mum's parents have been a huge part of our life, as my parents work shifts so we spent a lot of time at our grandparent's...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1, 2014

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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 love, affection, warmth and support from my immediate and extended family. Three years ago, my mother died. My father was...
    vjdog vjdog 41-45, F Feb 21, 2012

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    If there is anything I've learned in this life

    is to not depend on anyone but yourself. It's pretty sad when the people in your life who are supposed to bring you up tear you down.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My family is falling apart.

    The kids are from two different mothers and the two that are my half siblings are trying to get our dad to divorce my mom. I feel like my heart is slowly being squeezed an bruised. I can't take it.
    taytertot66 taytertot66 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    My older brother was in prison

    for 5 years and I was one of the only people to help him thru that time.... I admit sometimes I wasn't there But I thought we were best friends. Until he got out and turned on me. He hit me more than once after he found out I fell in love with his cellmate. It only makes it...
    sslrd sslrd 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 20

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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 pretending that so ,and so's family likes mine ,and we all care for one another . I will always like a good holiday but I'm not putting...
    CookieDay CookieDay 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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 women who want to control me and my sexuality etc I get told I am wrong and have no right to want a nice young man to love me... or to be happy in a career...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 11, 2011

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    My half blooded sister won't talk to me.

    My mother gave her up for adoption when I was 2. Maybe it's better off this way. The person she has become seems mean and coincided. :( I feel I have been robbed of a relationship with sister. Her adoptive mother adds me on Facebook and calls me in 2013 and then just to delete...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F May 25

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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 pain is so hard. I don't know how I function it's been 3 years now and I still have no clarity. I feel lost, confused, and hopeless...
    freespirit90 freespirit90 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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