I Have Family Issues

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 453 People

    I'm adopted. I'm in my 40s now

    and want to meet my real family. I'm told they think I want something like inheritance. I just want to know them. What should I say to set up a meeting?
    TheMadProfessor TheMadProfessor
    41-45, M
    Jan 18, 2015

    I feel like every time I think my family is

    just about to hit a golden era, it just gets worse. I feel like the glue that keeps them together but no one really sees the glue do they. When you look at something that's fixed it's almost invisible. And that's me. Little miss glue.. Who almost never seems to last. Everything...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    Why can't my mom understands me.

    I told her that I'm busy so I won't go with them. It's so simple "I'm busy" and she can't even understand and she'll force me to go with them. I won't waste my time shopping, eating and some other random stuffs. I just wanted to finish what I'm doing. Is it too hard to ask?
    Sakihiro Sakihiro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013

    Need Advice For My Dad, Please Read, Thanks.

    Okay, so im 13, my mum and dad are divorced and they live 2 hours away from each other. Me and my brother go to see my dad every two weeks. Me and my dad had the best relationship ever and I remember how good it was he used to tell me storys when I went to bed + take us places, I...
    livjacks livjacks
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2013

    My brother and I recently had got into a

    altercation. He had broke my laptop because I wouldn't allow him to get into the shower, but the reason I didn't let him is because I had to use the bathroom. Okay, I know this is a petty situation but he made it big when he broke something that was dear to me. In retaliation, I...
    Spirit567 Spirit567
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    Vacation Pains

    my 2 aunts wanted me and my fiancee to go on a mini vacation to pittsburgh. they told me they already reserved the room and either way they were still getting two rooms because 1 aunt was bringing her daughter and the other was bringing her husband and daughter. So we wouldn't...
    kyla1098 kyla1098
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2012

    Love And Resent My Family (long But Well-written)

    My family history goes back a LONG ways. I'll try to make it short... My father and his two siblings (younger brother and sister) were the children of a woman I refuse to call my grandmother....Their biological mom had horrible mental issues before she died. She was narcissistic...
    LizaDiane88 LizaDiane88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2012

    Advice please! My mother has a new boyfriend

    and she's expecting me to let me kids get to know him and for me to get to know his family. Her last husband (my step dad) was an aresehole but I accepted him and let my kids call him grandad but I vowed when she met this new man I would keep my distance with my kids. Now she's...
    Daisydoops Daisydoops
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    I'm going to start off this experience with a

    little background info. It was 10:00 at night when all of this started . I was in my room. My dad was in the living room drinking beer. and my sister was out going midnight bowling. My mom got home from work at 10:00 and she sat down at the dinner table. My dad heard her come in...
    EvilAngels EvilAngels
    22-25, M
    Jan 10, 2015

    Help... I'M Scared Of My Drunk Mum And Step Dad?

    My family isn't the best and I have had worst then what I'm about to tell you but I'm struggling to cope. I'm 13 and my nan has just sadly past away from being an alcoholic and she was only young but a couple of days after my grandad had a stroke and my parents are going crazy...
    officialolly officialolly
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2013

    Isn't My Wedding My Day?

    I'm not sure where this all began. I'm not sure what I did or even what he did but my family seems to have something against it. Today my grandfather who has been 100% supportive of me getting married flip flopped completely. He told me because my fiance did not propose with ring...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 23, 2011

    Life...life...life...and Family?

     Oh life, how you love to screw me. I am 19 years old and a junior in college. I thought I was getting married this coming spring but plans have changed. However before they changed I moved out of my parents into a temporary home. I am no longer getting married in the spring and...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2012

    When I was about 8 or 9 I was laying in bed

    around 2 or 3 AM and I was listening to my parents fighting in the other room. my dad was saying stuff like "i hate you" and "i never loved you" .My mom was saying stuff like "what did I do" and " I thought you loved me". about 20 minutes into the fight I heard my mom scream. My...
    EvilAngels EvilAngels
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    Oky My mom practical refuses to fund college

    or anything that has to do with me but gets all angry when I told my cousin that I had no options told me am ungrateful Maby am missing the point here?
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015


    Alway have and 99%chance of always will. that 1% is when i move out.
    Kid5252 Kid5252
    18-21, F
    Jul 4, 2013

    Its like they don't even see me

    as a human anymore. Yes, we have a lot of issues, but most of them only seem to hurt me. They hate me. My father has even told me to kill myself to my face. Every time I turn around there's something new for them to get mad at me about. In all honesty, I can't even call them my...
    LostInElizabeth LostInElizabeth
    18-21, F
    May 1, 2015

    Me and my cousins hardly talk,

    there only so much effort one can put in while they other does very little.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya
    31-35, M
    Jan 9, 2015

    I live with my mom and partner,

    I also work for my mom. My mom seems like she dosen't want us there anymore. She would never say that even if asked. Housing costs are very high here, finding a place to live is difficult. So my partner and I have been deciding if we should move back to where we use to live a...
    canadianjb11 canadianjb11
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    My Sister Has "me Too Syndrome"

    I have been through a lot of health problems since age 17. Everytime I get something wrong with me my Supost to be big sister seems to get the same thing shortly there after. I had a full hysterectomy at age 30, two weeks later my 35yr old sister decides she going through...
    lenae35 lenae35
    31-35, F
    Aug 8, 2012

    I have a lot of family issues

    and drama, but right now I just found something out that I need to get out. So my dad is diabetic as am I. He never really took care of himself do he is completely blind in one eye. His trusted eye doctor who has taken care of him for many years has died, and now it's almost a 9...
    depressedandanxious depressedandanxious
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    Only my older brother,

    whose in his mid twenties. It's not twelve on Christmas eve and I've already had two physical fights with him. Tossed him on the ground and had him in a headlock, of course, since behind all his acting tough and hard, psychotic stares is a short, self-hating little loser with a...
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2013

    My parents split before I was born

    and I am now trying to track down my father. It is so exhausting. I have managed to find some names on what little info I have to go on. I discovered I have two half siblings and a handful relatives in NY. I cannot however find any updated info on my father. It is like the man...
    niteowl84 niteowl84
    31-35, F
    Jan 8, 2015

    Ok, so my mom and dad have been split up 8

    years, but only just have they had a divorce. My mom has been living with this "man" for 5 months, knowing eachother for 25 years since school, but not had the guts to talk to eachother.. I looked through a magazine not long ago, and inside was a "wedding venue"&list. Asking mom...
    teerosex teerosex
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    Moving In

    My fiancee and I moved back into my parents house. I am done with college and he has one more semester to go.  He lives about 5 hours away and the university we go to is is about 40 minutes away from house and he has 9 hours to finish next semester. We've been here for a month...
    kyla1098 kyla1098
    22-25, F
    Jun 16, 2012

    Lol Yea I Do

    well first of all where do I start with my immediate family or my extended family ill start with my extended family then ok so my dads side is full of beaners lol my dads mexican ok and I look white and my mom sayz they dont like her and there always asking about you so like its...
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    Sisterly Issues

    I have never gotten on with my step-sister but we were pushed together constantly by my dad since he got with her mum when we were about 12 years old (I am now in my 20s). Our relationship was that bad that I begged my dad to let me go to boarding school to get away from her...
    Oxyy Oxyy
    Dec 5, 2012

    I believe family is there to guide you on the

    track of life that you're supposed to be on. But I also feel like they hold you back from the life you could have had.
    Abcdefghijessy Abcdefghijessy
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    Im done with trying to help my parents.

    I dont want to be selfish but I also dont want my older brother to remain a good for nothing or my parents to owe a lot of money. Our economic situation is not very good but its okay. There was a mistake when my brother was applying for financial aid in college and because of...
    NoobLove NoobLove
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    My Husband Is Causing Us Much Pain

    my husband is obsessed with women especially his ex all except me- he blames looking at other women on me and then when he is looking at them he denies it and calls me all kinds of names- he lies to me all the time and believes his own lies he says"you can't handle the truth- the...
    chelle060907 chelle060907
    Aug 27, 2011

    My dad passed away six years ago,

    and my mum is so lonely that she's ready to move on. I'm really hurt and not okay with it.
    maz1807 maz1807
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    My parents seem to favor my older sister.

    She's 2 years older than me. I have noticed it for a quite while now, but currently is getting worse. She's about to start college and just got her license. My mom is always talking about how intelligent she is and always conversing about her artistic skills, and how she's very...
    elenaml elenaml
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    I have a huge, Catholic family.

    I joined the Marine Corps and moved away from home years ago. Since then, I have spent thousands of dollars visiting my family and none of them have ever reciprocated the gesture. I don't have the money to visit every year. I wonder if they feel hurt because I moved or if they...
    bodeen bodeen
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2014

    My Father Doesn't Love Me

    My biological father was never a part of my life.  I was 5 years old when my mom married my step-dad.   He is my father, I don't call him dad, but he is my father figure.  I am now 27.  My entire life with him I have never felt loved. Every once in awhile we would get along...
    turninnburnin3 turninnburnin3
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

    Uncle Issues

    I am now a 16 year old guy, straight. I have this uncle, who I think has personality or mental issues whatever you call it so. He has always had a little misunderstanding with my mother since she got married to my dad. He was an entrepreneur at the time, and he was sort of in...
    ashfaaq ashfaaq
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    Don't Know What To Do.

    I should be feeling on top of the world right now. I should be just like my friends, fresh out of high school, making new friends in college, with a hopeful life being lined up right in front of me. That should be where my life is going, or so society tells me. Well, not just...
    Confusedmind Confusedmind
    1 Response Sep 17, 2012

    Problems At Home With My Teenage Son, My Fiance And Me In The Middle

    I find that i am always in the middle of my partner and my son. My son is a teenage and my partner is not his father, i make a rule, then my partner does too. My son gets up set and so does my partner, this is becoming to a point that i am finding that i just dont know what to do...
    bonnie96 bonnie96
    41-45, F
    Feb 19, 2011

    My older sister has a habit of becoming snooty

    with me. She actually makes this face where she turns her nose up at me. It's very frustrating. I actually am a very smart and balanced individual. "I have a good head on my shoulders." We are both adults now. I don't want that habit to last forever. She actually seems really...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    The issues my family

    and I have are huge. Too big for me to feel comfortable talking about specifics. My real question is this: If you have come to the realization that this family member is causing nothing but pain, disgust, heartache, and confusion, how do you cut them out of your life? I don't...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    I Wish......

    I wish my mother and I had a bond...you know...that bond that mothers and daughters have....I never felt it and I don't think she ever loved me. I always felt like I was a mistake and she always regretted that mistake. When I was born my father left my mom, she couldn't supported...
    EsaChica EsaChica
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2011

    I Was Never Liked By My In-laws

    i was never welcome at parties or social things i was always shut out and pushed out of family things this is why today i have little to do with my family in-laws and prefer to have nothing to do with them they always made fun of me n my other family i was ridiculed n...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 12, 2011
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    Jan 10, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Jul 4, 2015

    I live in a place where usual things are not

    allowed, for example having a bf, let alone chatting with men on the phone. I am a virgin coz obviously not married. So I live in my family's house never allowed to do so many things, so literally I spend the day in my room watching tv or surfing the internet. I became depressed...
    Sajanova Sajanova
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    A lot has happened within the past two days,

    all of it revolving around my dad who's acting irrationally. In October, my mother moved out of the States and back home to Thailand where she now resides with and takes care of my grandparents. Since my mom's departure, my dad has steadily changed according to my little...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 28, 2013

    When I was 9 years old my grandma bought me a

    pair of shoes. I loved them, and would always wear them. One day, they disappeared and my parents accused me of throwing them away. I loved those shoes, and I would never even dream of throwing them away. My parents never beat me before, but I always knew my step dad hated me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 15, 2014

    My parents really are selfish.

    It saddens me, how much. My parents are too young for us. We are three adult children, all girls, with our own families now. If we don't make the effort to visit our parents, then we don't see them, or if they do visit, it's just an afternoon, or overnight. And they are never...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    Big Family And Bigger Issues

    It's never ending in our family...there is always something dramatic happening. And I am sick of it. I mean I used to be involved trying to make things better, but whats the use when everyone is still going to bicker and argue anyways. So, now that I have done some growing up and...
    earthwindfirewater earthwindfirewater
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2012
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