I Have Enoug Family Problems to Write My Own Soap Opera

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    My family has always been pretty messed up

    but recently I am the only one of my parents kids to have built a stable life for myself. I am the youngest of 7 I currently rent a nice house and have a full-time job. My drop kick older brother was homeless because he screwed up everywhere else now I have him and his teenage...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    Oh, Yeah!...

    For starters? My mother is the 'product' of rape. (From what I've been told.) My grandmother's first husband's father raped my grandmother. My mom was the result... My mom's biological father suffered from PTSD, as well as paranoid schizophrenia. My mother says her older...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Aug 13, 2008

    Dysfuntional Family With Secrets!!!

    Well to begin, I was given up for adoption when I was born. I grew up with a lovely child hood, 2 parents. My mother was a stay at home mom, and my dad is a crew leader of a tree company and is a retired Military Soldier. I was approximently 11 or 12 when i found out i was...
    lortricez lortricez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

    I Do.

    From my mother who isn't speaking to me right now.To my father who thinks I do drugs.To my brother who has always seperated himself from the rest of the family.To my four younger siblings I barely know.To the stepmom I dislike because of her judgement of others.To all my family...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    My Life Is An Ongoing Soap

    I am living proof that you can be living a life of a soap opera. Every since I can remember I have always been in some kind of drama. I had my first child young. Her father died while I was in my early 20's. I married a looser and had 2 more children. He left me. So I was raising...
    Rayegod Rayegod
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2008

    A Family Built On Faults

    Well, first off i'm 15. So even though people may say that I don't have enough life experience to know what real problems are... I do. My parents have been married for almost 26 years and I always thought they were the best couple ever, just perfect. Well, my dad found out that...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 16, 2013

    Hmmm...let's Summarize This

    My mom has been married three times. Had three kids with her first husband (one dies of SIDS, and the other was my brother, who died when he was 13 of accidental suicide), and only got married because her sister got married and my mom was jealous. That marriage didn't last long...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jul 11, 2008


    I wish my parents would separate, it would solve sooo many problems
    ghost123098 ghost123098
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    Unfortunately True

    My family is seriously dysfunctional. So dysfunctional that we collectively sort of disowned one another a few years ago.My grandparents were divorced after 50 years of marriage. (My grandmother grew tired of the constant abuse) After that, the family became divided- some took...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 3, 2011

    My 19 Year Old Sister Is the Most Selfish Person In the World!

    I have a 19  going on 20 year old sister who is so selfish that it causes our family to have problems. I don't even know where to begin with this. Right now she is living at home with my dad because she doesn't have a place to stay and I had to give up my room and live with...
    yngtr123 yngtr123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2009

    My Family

    i have had so many problems with my family i just cant cope any more 
    natz1998 natz1998
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    "my Daughter"

    I have a concern that i am starting to think i am the only one who does. I have a teenage daughter who is 17. I can remember a time when she was growing up and wanted to play at friends houses which meant that i would take her there as long as i knew the parents, meet with them...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    May 3, 2011

    SELFISH Golden Child

    I have a 14 year old sister who is so selfish and rude. She goes in my room and takes my stuff.  She is disrespectful,and she can get away with everything and anything.  She is the GOLDEN CHILD.  I am so tired of this.  Sometimes i HATE her. She cares more...
    pissedoffsister101 pissedoffsister101
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    Think Twice Or Three Or Times Before You Cheat!

     not sure ill get any help from this really nor do i thnk i actually deserve it but bottling everything up isnt helping so here goes. Up un till seven months ago i was living with my boyfriend of four years. i loved him unbelievable amounts and still do however we werent...
    louise1927 louise1927
    1 Response Jan 30, 2011

    Poor Poor Cristian

    Last cristmas I was so excited that we get to go to my grandparents house, but this year I had a special reason. My aunts family would be there.  You'd think that I would dread it, but actually I just wanted to see aly again, and all my other cousins that I hadn't seen ina...
    VCAfan VCAfan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2008

    I Wish I Could Just Be Switzerland..

    My parents went through their gruesome divorce when I was twelve. At first I was excited to get away from the yelling and the judgements, but you know how these things go. My dad moved out, and after my mom discovered he had been cheating on her throughout the whole marriage, she...
    Shylymore Shylymore
    18-21, F
    Jul 28, 2012

    My psychotic sister who is 15 has ran the

    household for many years. My mom was an alcoholic who never protected me from her. She ran my brother out as soon as he turned 18 and has ran me out of the state to live with my grandparents. Not to mention my dads an *******.
    Theunknownvictim Theunknownvictim
    16-17, F
    Oct 6, 2014

    SoOoOoo Messed Up!

    Well, anyone who meets me will think that i'm just a girl that has everything perfect in her, and they'de think that I live in my own bubble where everthing is perfect. looking at my family life u'll see just the opposite: my mom has been having an affair with a guy...
    funybuny funybuny
    1 Response Feb 16, 2009

    My Dad's Family

    Okay. Before I begin, my dad is the oldest of 3 children. His siblings are Sheila (middle child), and Mitzi (youngest). Now... on with the story. My grandmother moved when I was little and always lived close to Mitzi. Maybe 3 or 4 houses away from each other. My grandmother came...
    rockmusicanddbz rockmusicanddbz
    13-15, F
    Jun 24, 2012

    Dying Bird With Broken Wings.

    I know it's been such a long time, but there are some things I need to get off my chest. Well, anyone who has read my stories would know that I have a history of being an overwhelmingly sad person. I mean, dealing with abuse and stuff is hard. But lately, I've noticed a...
    dinosaursockpuppet dinosaursockpuppet
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2013

    My Own Telenovela

     I have all the ingredients : The missing motherThe adoptive familyThe lonely childhoodA married ex boyfriendA crappy ex husbandThe MIL from hellA painful divorce and a change of careersOnly thing missing, the unknown aunt who is going to leave me millions in her Will...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2010

    My first memory is being seated,

    demanded by a solicitor/social worker to choose a parent to live with and me crying. I remember you being there and looking at me, with near tears in your eyes, as calm as you could force yourself to be, asking me to just 'choose a name'. I chose you. There was no question in my...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 3, 2015

    My Sister!

    I lived away from home for 7 yrs in Seattle WA and while I was living out there I chatted with my sister online. Well when I moved back home (to the area where all of my family live) I went over and saw her, visited with her etc. Well no other family member except my mother would...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 19, 2009

    Adopting A Little Brother As A Son.

    My boyfriend has a big family history. He grew up with his grandparents after being taken away from his parents as a baby by child protection services, his younger siblings have been placed in foster homes, and his (would be) older sister "chocked on her pacifier" when she was a...
    keniakittykat keniakittykat
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2012

    The molesters. I won't get into the harsh stuff,

    but I think I come from a family of child molesters. They let one out of jail and expects us (my sis and I) to forgive and forget Ha, it's a good thing that I have guns.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

    Big Problems

    I have so many problems... :( I am so tired already. I want to rest... My family is like a uhhmmm.. fake family. My mom, sister and I hate our father. Everytime he's with us it feels like a living hell. He keeps on yelling at us and gets mad so easily. Most of the times he is...
    mushroom53 mushroom53
    Jan 13, 2012

    More News In the Craziness That Is My Family

    Aly is pregnant AGAIN!!! Shes only 16, so by the time she's 18, she'll have two kids, maybe more at the rate she's going.  I love her to death, i do, but I wish that she could find some help!
    VCAfan VCAfan
    18-21, F
    May 12, 2008

    Crazy Family

    I always had issues with my family where it's my sister mainly well I have 3 sisters. and she is crazy when she gets mad she will almost kill you or what ever, long story I don't get how someone could turn out like that. She always was selfish and had a attitude and we didn't get...
    xxmylifestoryxx xxmylifestoryxx
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2012

    And It's All Buried

    It's really strange. We've been the perfect family for YEARS. Never fighting, always having fun, doings lots of things together, three kids who were spoiled silly. Everyone who saw us together thought we were the perfect family. And in fact I thought the same for a very long time...
    Monstermosaik Monstermosaik
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2012

    Selective Mutism

    One of my many mental problems is called selective mutism. In case you don't know what it is, it's a social disorder where when I become uncomfortable I don't talk. For example, my sister has been dating this guy for about 5 years and I have never said 1 word to him, and now he...
    stoggs032 stoggs032
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2012

    My family is so complicated.

    People have actually told me that they've stopped watching tv dramas. They just text me instead
    mcc1109 mcc1109
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2014
    Floo64 Floo64
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    These Are the Days of Our Lives.. Prt.2

    I remember where I left off.... julio.  I was about 10 or 11 at the time, which wasn't that longa go, but it feels likea n eternity.   JUlio just like every other guy she every put her tiem into was a loser, he drank, he was mean, and he cheated on her which I...
    VCAfan VCAfan
    18-21, F
    Mar 11, 2008

    Tv Show Casting

    searching for families who are ready to make amends. Tell me your story!Airfare, hotel and food per diem provided in NYC. 
    tvproducer7459 tvproducer7459
    Oct 2, 2011

    MY Family Is a Mess!!

    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2009


    It pi*ses me off and it also disappoints me how I get so little respect from most of the people in my family.  I feel so overlooked.  Nobody wants to talk to me about my job, nobody bothers to ask how I am, no one gives a **** about anything going on in my life.  ...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    Problem #1

    I have many family problems that hurt me inside and out. One is that I am judged by my cousins because they don’t like the music I listen to or the type of guys I like. I don’t feel close to them at all. I have never been close to them; I am closer to my friends than I am...
    valerie64 valerie64
    22-25, F
    Aug 27, 2012

    l will try to make a long story short,

    I was 15 yrs. old when I ran away from a foster home to go live with my kids father who was 21yrs old himself. I was 16 yrs. old when I had my daughter, Marilyn who is 20yrs old now. I had my son at 18, still with their dad who became really abusive towards me when I was about...
    Riverawife Riverawife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    These Are the Days of Our Lives...

    My personal life is a mess, sometimes I wish I could just rewind time, and start over,a nd keep all the hurt out of my world, and the worlds of those I know who have been hurt.  I guess all of the family stuf started when I was about five or six, or at least thats when I...
    VCAfan VCAfan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2008

    I think my older sister has scitzophrenia

    but she wont get help and I am at the end of my tether. How can I help her when she won't get the help she needs
    peppabox peppabox
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    Here's all the things my family's soap opera

    would contain. -Alcoholics - Drugs - Women abuse -Child abuse - Mental abuse -Tears -Runaways -Broken souls -Plot twists -Suicide threats -Love fading away - Divorce -Mental disorders (Depression, Bipolar etc..) I could make people cry.But nobody wants to hear about my...
    EvilAngels EvilAngels
    22-25, M
    Jan 20, 2015


    for showing us kids how you really are to your older sister it shows how you would not let your kids come to us everytime you have your bad moments with the family. You would rather want to break off your relationship with ur older sister that still loves you over a friendship...
    grace125 grace125
    22-25, F
    Nov 9, 2014

    My Sister Is Selfish!

    I have a sister who is 38 years old. She is very irresponsible, and I'm always the one who have to deal with her when she has problems. For starters her mercedes benz broke down three times this year already, and I have to take her around. I'm a very busy single mom raising my 14...
    ambr2006 ambr2006
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2009


    At home all my family thinks im a drama queen, but personally i dont really think so. They think because i have emotions and i cry when i talk to them how i feel they think im a drama queen.
    aida6778 aida6778
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    I Have Problems With My Mom

    I don't know where to really start to lead you to where I am going, since this is an ongoing problem existing since I was a little child.   When I was little, I was just one happy kid. I was my mom and dad's only child, so they pretty much gave me, bought me, took...
    graycloud graycloud
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2010

    Okay, How Bad Is This?

    I once had a therapist tell me this! I was thinking to myself "b!tch, please! You're telling me? WTF? Why don't you tell me something I DON'T know?"
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 11, 2008

    part.2 My real parents,

    who I have been really close with, retired and bought a house in a small town in Minnesota in the year 2000.I was still smoking Crack in Chicago. God blessed me with a friend that really cared about me, that he waited til' I fell asleep in the car, he had already contacted my...
    Riverawife Riverawife
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2014
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