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I Have Family Members That Get On My Nerves

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    I'm at a family party

    and feel like I don't belong
    feelsointhedark feelsointhedark 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I would suspect that many of us with more

    than 3-5 people in our families could probably make this claim. I have a FANTASTIC family for the most part, but it is quite large, so just through the natural distribution of jerks throughout the population at large, quite naturally some of them are in my family. That’s all...
    licoriceandlace licoriceandlace 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    The Holidays

    I love Thanksgiving but have a hard time dealing with extended family. Maybe there's something wrong with me but it totally annoys me that my cousins, uncles, aunts, etc. always expect to come to my house or my parents' house for holiday dinners. They pretty much invite...
    CoolKay CoolKay 41-45, F 20 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Thanksgiving

    I had 22 people over for dinner today. They started showing up around 3 and the last of them are just now leaving. My house is in shambles.....50lbs of turkey is gone and I have 3 beers left. These people get on my nerves. I have taken short retreats into the family room in the...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    I asked my mother a simple question.

    She doesn't need to be a ***** about the answer.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M Aug 3

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    It's sad to me that the few family members I

    have, don't talk to me because of money. Like seriously? ...
    sharonwatson1210 sharonwatson1210 18-21, F Jun 19

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    They Disgust Me.

    As some of you already know, my maternal grandmother was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Even though she's over eighty this came completely out of the blue and it has been a huge blow to my family. In my mind, this means she now needs more support, care and love from her...
    TheBlimey TheBlimey 18-21, F 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    You Cant Choose Your Family..(shame)

    My family truly get on my nerves my mum has hoarding and mental illness i don't think my sisters like me very much as i am straight to the point and they don't like that. As i have grown it seems to be alot of jealousy and other stuff going on and i am just not like that. I don...
    mamdo2 mamdo2 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    I find it hard to forgive

    after the same thing happens over and over and over again.
    jdizzle17 jdizzle17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Sister Dearest

    My sister Petula is a singer. And thus; Petula enjoys singing. She has a beautiful voice; don't get me wrong there-- but I do stand to believe that she enjoys it a *little* bit too much. She and her husband lived with my husband and I in his house for about a year while they were...
    LittleRedCareBear LittleRedCareBear 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    God Help Me

    For the entire 23 years of my life, I have either been the victim of, or stood helplessly and watched my family manipulate. My grandmother (Nanny) is the worst of them all. If you don't agree with her or you don't do what she wants, she will literally cry, and say, "Fine. I...
    rechie1984 rechie1984 21-25, F 10 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    Time For Ninja Ninja.

    Most of my family gets on my nerves at some point. My sibling in particular. >_> Older than me by 3 years, making them 27, they still get on my nerves, constantly. Gunna hide from them most of the time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F May 6, 2011

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    So my family is messed up.

    I went to my grandfathers funeral and got pushed back to the 5th row even though I'm family! I was also not asked to speak at the funeral and was so offended that they didn't even ask. Clearly my family has a pecking order and that clearly I'm on the bottom. Does anyone one else...
    Emmyx0X Emmyx0X 22-25, F 1 Response May 14

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    This Is Funny.

    Today my grandma forced me out into the world to get a job. She kept saying "I'm not forcing you" as she pushed me out the door. I am an actress and I have some personal issues with my self image. It has taken me awhile to try to be myself, and I am still working...
    LaurusAzorica LaurusAzorica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    I don't know how much longer I can stand being

    at home. I'm not a whiny brat who cries when I don't get everything I want, I've grown up in an extremely dysfunctional family. My dad cheated on my mom in 2007-2008 I was around 9/10, but she's a 'big Christian' and thinks divorce is wrong no matter what-I mean that literally...
    brooklyn18 brooklyn18 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    My dad's mom and sisters are soooo annoying,

    they want to control the way i dress and the way i talk and who my friends are and which kind of people should my friends be like! I hate it when they don it.
    SaraKh286 SaraKh286 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Except For My 4 Sisters

    Except for my 4 sisters and their cute children, family members just annoys me sometimes.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Mom

    My mom is now 74 years old. She has never been a very happy person and she's getting worse the older she get. She is very negative and likes everyone around her to be miserable too. She is getting very difficult to deal with.
    JustCallMeMom JustCallMeMom 51-55, F Jun 27, 2012

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    Definitely.............A Few of 'em

    Let's see............. I have a cousin who always seems to talk down to me. I hate that with a passion. Thank GODDESS I don't see her that often. I have an aunt who is a two-faced gossip. I know because I've heard her talking about me on a couple of occasions when she didn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    The Bible Thumper Aunt

    You know that one aunt that tries to force change on you? Well...that's my aunt. It starts off with this: my aunt has a huge influence on the family even though she is not the oldest. How? She uses her religion to control and manipulate her own family. When I was younger, she...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    My Parents Enable My Adult Sister

    My sister is 4 years younger then me I am 27. My sister does one terrible thing after another, and my parents forgive and forget. My sister has a baby she doesn't take care of my mom does. She goes from one guy to another, and throws the whole family under the bus when she gets...
    faye83 faye83 26-30, F 15 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Grow Up.

    My father works as an integrity advisor for a large oil company. He is a painfully typical engineer. If you were to ask him how many ways there were to skin a cat he would undoubtedly tell you there is only one correct way to skin a cat. He would then explain in painful detail...
    takethesebrokenwings takethesebrokenwings 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    "get On My Nerves" Is An Understatement, They Make Me Want To Rip My Hair Out And Then Punch Them Right Dead In The Face

    Well let me start this off saying I"m not a violent person, I'm really not. I grew up with my mom being abusive, I seen her get abused by people. My family could and would be abusive towards me and my other family members. So I don't like violence, but as I've gotten older it's...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F Mar 28, 2012

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    I can't stand my overprotective mother.

    She is never satisfied. Everything has to be perfect all the time. Me and my little sister has to have the perfect jobs, the perfect grades, the perfect partners and so on. No wonder I'm in therapy. And if you ask me, my mum should have been in therapy for years already. I hate...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    That One Family Member

    Sometimes I think I'm just horrible for hating her so much. I always used to think that she was family and that I'm suppose to love her. One day I realized that I DON'T HAVE TO. I hate her as a person. She whines like child, she is so loud, she is way too quick to judge people...
    SisteroftheNight SisteroftheNight 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    That would be my parents

    and oldest brother. OK we are gay get over it.
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M May 8

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    Who Else Has Family Members Like This ?

    My parents are soo strict they don't allow me to do anything I like or go anywhere alone or even use Internet ... Or give me any freedom .... Anyone else have strict parents ?
    lankansweety10 lankansweety10 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    If I didn't care what others thought the I

    wouldn't get so angry and upset. I am annoyed that my mother refuses to accept the fact that I breastfeed my baby. Ever since she was born and for 7 months now she comments on how the baby needs something more than breast milk...she knows nothing about it and just because she...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F Apr 24

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    I went to college for 6 YEARS!

    !!! It was hard!! It consumed all of my time. I became the very first person in my family to graduate from college. Now they (my family) turn to me when they are in financial trouble. How am I suppose to make myself better if I keep helping them. But I feel SO guilty even...
    MrsSomeday MrsSomeday 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6

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    My family and I don't get along ever

    since i posted a Facebook status they thought involved them when the actual truth was, it had nothing to do with them whatsoever. Ever since my mom died everything has been tough for me. I don't have a sibling to console with, I'm living with members of people whom my DNA says...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My little sister has always been the shittiest

    sister. She is a spoiled brat and a two time college drop out who has never worked a day in her life. Her sole ambition is mooching off of anyone she can. She openly admits that her dream job is becoming a gold digger. What bothers me most is that our birthdays are exactly six...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't know why it happened.

    .. I don't know how it happened... But my family somehow wound up devided into two groups, the yuppies (my Aunt, uncle, cousins, and such) and the rednecks (Mom, Dad, Me, Grandma, the dog) and even though we get along and help eachother it seems we are always at war over who's...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    My Sister The Drama Queen

    My sister thinks she is btter than me..My parents always cater to her.  They never show me any love..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Okay, this is very typical stress problem

    but I do not know how to deal with it. I'm the youngest of all of my siblings, I always get good grades and are always the top of my class. I was always competing against my twin sister, since we are the same age, we never stopped competing. I felt like I was my mother's...
    kkkha kkkha 16-17 1 Response May 12

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    I have an uncle who is very very weird

    and uncomfortable to be around. I met him when I was about 11 or 12 and when I was about 16-17 he started freaking me out. He wants to talk to me about 10+ times a day everyday. If I do not answer, he keeps calling. If I do not return his phone calls, he gets upset and then does...
    berlynn20 berlynn20 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I try to have a close relationship with my mom

    and sister but they never want to talk. My sister doesn't keep any secrets I tell her neither does my mom. I want to have a close relationship with them both but I feel as get won't take me seriously because I'm 14. I'm very mature , but they still treat me like I'm 4. My sister...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't feel supported I don't fell

    respected And I certainly don't feel like I'm loved!
    alisity alisity 46-50, F May 5

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    Correct that, this person isn't really family.

    My Dad, cheated on my Mom about 5 years ago. He remarried to the lady he cheated on her with. This lady has a daughter about 4 years younger than me. She considered herself my sister. She has been married 3 times, and already has a daughter. She is pregnant again, and I was told...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    Drama Queens

    My mom, aunt and sister - and all of my nieces. I tend to avoid drama - like the PLAGUE!! :) Myabe I should have been a man ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    I feel like a lot of women with sisters are

    able to be close with each other. Not the case with my sisters.. I'm not sure why I got to be so unlucky in this department, it's really sad. I'm the oldest of 4, two sisters and one brother. My 24 year old sister is a selfish ***** who thinks she is entitled to whatever..she...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Instead of going out with friends

    and having fun my mother said to spend time with my family who isn't even doing anything. I hate this.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M Aug 14

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    I know I'm probably going to get a lot of hate

    for this, but only because it's so truthful. I hate that stupid saying, "Family First." Oh my god that saying curdles my soul. I have been in a family where there have been, on numerous occasions, times where we can't trust each other. But that's because we are human. I don't...
    EepPartner824 EepPartner824 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I know the feeling I have family members

    that have done more damage to me than good. I feel half of who I know I coukd be because of the way I grew up. Its real sad.
    heidikay23 heidikay23 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    It sucks being the step brother

    for 10 brothers and sisters,no matter what you do you will never gain their love and respect ...
    hopsin22 hopsin22 18-21, M Aug 19

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    i hate them all i really do getting the hell

    away from them once and for all is what keeps me going not saying they have never done anything for me but i know my life will be better without them in it
    livetolaugh2point0 livetolaugh2point0 18-21, M Apr 28

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    My parents...they've just come back from a

    £3000 European holiday and done nothing but moan about it! I wish I had that kind of money to burn!
    Idontmeantoo Idontmeantoo 36-40, M May 6

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    How can anyone love alcohol more

    than life? Refused help and chose beer. I feel he's being selfish. He has had his wake up call twice. I tried to help him for 8 years. I give up.
    Lovesthebeach Lovesthebeach 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Judgemental family members.

    Act like they are better than u. Holier than thou.
    KeeWee812 KeeWee812 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Walton's And Osbourne's

    Most of my family are wonderful people, a mixture of the Walton's and the Osbourne's.Then there are the others...Two cougars, a histrionic prone, serial home wrecker; a more often than not pharmaceutically intoxicated momma's boy and a hypocritical pretentious princess with...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe 31-35, F 10 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I think we all have family

    and I laws we hate but when do you forgive for unforgivable things? Iv been told to move on many times but the hate and anger just doesn't go away
    aussie365 aussie365 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    Just when you think to yourself.

    "wow I love these people! They are soo great!" They turn around and do something to pies you off!
    alisity alisity 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I feel horrible for saying this,

    but I can't wait for my grandmother to kick the bucket. I have never met anyone as obnoxious, selfish, bitchy, and passive-aggressive in my life.
    CaseyAlyssa CaseyAlyssa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    How'd I Get So Lucky???

    I have the weirdest family. We have never showed up for a holiday or funeral, wedding or christening without a huge feud erupting at some point. No one gets along, everyone is jealous of everyone else, the competition is so out of control. No behavior is too outlandish or...
    dottydottie dottydottie 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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