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I Have Family Members That Get On My Nerves

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quite a few. My cousin Vida.

    She talks about boys 24/7. Did you see how he was staring at me? The neighbour's step daughter's cousin's boyfriend gave me his number. My friend's boyfriend's brother liked my photo on tango. Then there's my mum's 2 faced sister. Who acts so nice and makes you think you can...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 20

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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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    Everyday I'm shocked

    that I'm related to such vile, materialistic people. I try to distance myself from them as much as I can.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    That Just Gets On My Nerves

    Do you have a family member when they write you all they do is quote the BIBLE ? with every word? it drives me crazy! cant they just say hi how are you ? are they so lost they have frogten what its like just to talk? whats your pet peve? to me it makes me feel like they are...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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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'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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    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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    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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    Venchelle Venchelle 13-15, F Jun 14

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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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    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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    Really my mom, love her to death

    but gaw she needs to learn how to control herself! One day I came home from work and lay down, all I hear is her yelling at my dad, calling him names, talking crap About me and my sister and my boyfriend. I went to ask what was going on. Then she starts yelling at me saying she...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F Sep 2

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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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 13

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    Yes indeed ! Family is everything .

    In addition to my biological family ,I consider my close friends to be my chosen family. Drive me freakin nutso as they do at times , I am grateful and fortunate to have them in my life
    82creativetype 82creativetype 31-35, F Oct 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is It Just Me... Or Has Most Moms Lost It These Days?

    I hate when I see my mother most times. She has this really horrible way of insulting you in a nice way and make it sound like a compliment. For example: we just found out I'm 7 weeks pregnant. My folks came to visit me on my birthday last night and the first thing she says to...
    KBSquared KBSquared 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    My brothers!!!!! I have 4

    and they're driving me crazy!!!! They're always arguing and goofing around, but take literally nothing seriously! Last week I had like the worst day of my life, so I come home and they're wrestling!!!!! In my room!!! Is so annoying!! Like what am I supposed to do??
    Nicole192837 Nicole192837 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    I've lost all respect

    for my uncle. So today while he was showing me his holiday photos on his phone, I saw a series of pictures of a waitress. She looked busy as if she was serving plates or clearing the table or whatever so I'm 99% sure that he took the photos without her knowledge or permission...
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    My grandfather told me he lost a grandson

    because I told him that I don't want to be religious. He further told me that he would hunt me down and kill me if I ever turned to Islam. I don't know why.. (Okay I do)... But that somewhat bothers me.
    Nickname4me Nickname4me 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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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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    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 love my mom to death.

    But when she tells me I need to clean my room because company is coming over, although it's not even messy is the most annoying thing ever
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    I have a lot of family members

    that grind my gears. Most of them being relatives that I am not familiar with. They usually end up questioning you and picking on you. Eugh...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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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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    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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    Sometimes I question how my father would feel

    if I just dropped off the planet. He's always messing with me, finding a way to set me off. I know that I shouldn't let this bother me, let him get to me, but it happens too often. This is more of a question than an experience, but how do I drown him out? Find a way to ignore...
    thatgirleveryonehates thatgirleveryonehates 18-21, F Oct 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    One of my grandmother's,

    my mom's mom, drives me crazy sometimes. She likes to think of herself as open-minded and worldly, but she isn't. Just because you have friends on the internet that live in foreign, exotic places (which you have not traveled to) doesn't make you a world traveler. And she's not...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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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 4 Responses Feb 5

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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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