I Have Family Problems

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    Is it right for my mom to be

    so strict on me when I'm 18? She tells me I can't hang out with friends unless she goes to their house and meets them first. I think she is being crazy and needs to back off of my life. What is your opinions on parents and their 18 year olds?
    makennak94 makennak94
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I have big family problem s my real mom

    and dad split up when I was younger then I had tons of stepdad s about 8 the last one was relly bad what he did to me
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2015
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    What to do if you're thrown out by your dad?

    He threw me out a few times when I was younger, but I never left. Now that I'm 18, and I'm capable of taking care of myself, (at least according to society) I think I should leave and never look back when he throws me out again. My mom says not to worry because she doesn't want...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Growing up (though I guess I'm still growing up,

    ) I never really had anyone I could go to for advice or comfort. A mom with anger issues and a dad who was always gone working, married but hated each other; I knew the things I craved such as a loving family would never come from them. Yes I live with food, shelter, and clothes...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 23, 2015

    I Am Sick And No One Cares And I'm Barely Holding On.

    I got sick when I was 19 years old. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I'm in constant pain and depression and all I get from my family is it's all in your head. When I was working everybody loved me. I was always surrounded by my family and friends. Now that I need help no one...
    blessedmommy126 blessedmommy126
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    They Found Out..

    My life hasn't been great. I fell in love, got lied to, etc. I don;t remember my childhood too much. I remember parts here and there. But, anyways, I grew up, making my own morals and promises. I promised myself I wouldm't poison my body with drugs, alcohol, and smoking. And I...
    MeMe0326 MeMe0326
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

    I found out my sister wasn't my real sister.

    . My dad forced my uncle to do things to her mom and he held a gun to her head and everything made them have sex so my uncle is her dad which would make us cousins..My life is screwed up.
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2016

    I'm a 18 years old girl.

    My family been always ( like even before I was born) in a bad relationship, problems never ends. (At least this is what i heard from my sis) It kinda heart my feelings to not have a normal family, especially if I didn't receive that kind of love from my mother. It started...
    Redinpain Redinpain
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    I really can't stand it here.

    What ever I do isn't appreciated, and mostly from my mom. I mean when I cook, or clean she has something negative to say. So when I don't do either its always: "I'm always on my feet cleaning, cooking, and taking care of all you." That is pure bull sh*t. You have a room that...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    I'm tired of people. Tired of them not

    supporting me and having unrealistic expectations. The fact I get no support from family about my relationship, and that BS phrase "that's not how we raised you". I'm so angry and frustrated. Well you didn't raise me to fall in love with a felon either did you?! But sh*t happens...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    hello, everyone. i am a new member.

    i am joining this site to vent about my story...
    Paethaisong Paethaisong
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    I want to rant about what happened to me today.

    My cousin went to my room with my 16 year old brother in my absence . She straightened her hair using my straightener and combs, washed her hair with my conditioner and shampoo, left her dirty socks in my room & left an orange peel in my room. When I came back and saw my room in...
    ghirmay ghirmay
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    Why do I have to rise my mom.

    She never raised me. She was never there for me. Some how I have to make sure she is fine. She pissed me off even more that same came to me drunk and I have fix things. I have seen her drunk so many times I know the smell of beer and her actions. I know when she is drunk even...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 9, 2016

    Today the family gathered up at my grandmas

    house to "talk" but it was more fighting and I was just there sitting being quiet just watching as everyone made complete fools of themselves acting as if they really cared and then out of nowhere my grandma called me disgrace to the family oh ok lol sorry for not being an IDIOT...
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    My parents just got divorced

    and they already have new significant others. If that wasn't hard enough, my mom puts her boyfriend before her own kids and I'm getting sick of it. I try to talk to her but she's completely oblivious of the fact that she's doing anything wrong, and she tries to force me to have...
    brimae17 brimae17
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    when I went to a restaurant today my adoptive

    parents brought up my real family and it ended in a argument again I swear they just don't understand how I feel and rn I don't feel like hearing them yell at me it just makes me feel worthless and makes me regret me being alive sometimes like why do I deserve to have a life...
    cephysaurus2012 cephysaurus2012
    16-17, M
    Mar 17, 2016

    Family Issues -

    Heey everyone :) im a 14 year old girl jst looking for a bit of advice. To start off, i hve 3 youngr sisters, a mum with bipolar disorder and a fathr who is religious and can at times be abusive. He has his reasons though. Mum, due to her disorder, often has mood swings, and...
    suNshiiNeeexoxox suNshiiNeeexoxox
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    they don't care why should i.

    .. life's not that important. Now, is it ?
    oreomine12 oreomine12
    16-17, F
    Jan 15, 2016

    Im never aloud to do anything.

    like they all lock me in my room and never let me go anywhere unless they are with me. i have no life. i have no friends because im not aloud to go out and im 18! i mean come on!!! seriously!?!
    TiffanyNicoleLovesNene TiffanyNicoleLovesNene
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I think it's just really fun to pretend to

    listen to music.. And listen to my family talk about me, right in front of me. ._.
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    My mum has been clinically depressed throughout

    my life, and my dad has anxiety & much deeper problems but refuses to get help or take medication. I know it's not their fault but the way they are has affected me. I wish my family was normal, I wish I had a normal life
    ems177 ems177
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

    My grandparents disowned me three years ago.

    I miss them so much I was so close to them, I was only 12 when it happened. I saw them 3 times a week and I did horse riding at the yard the owned with their horses. I loved them so much and I still do. One day they just said "say goodbye to your horse because you'll never see...
    georgiagx georgiagx
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    Family problems are the worst type of problems

    anyone can have. I probably wouldn't even wish this mess on my greatest enemy. Now, I love my dad and my sister to shreds it's just that their ways ****** me the hell off sometimes.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2015

    My mother's the only family member supporting

    this family right now. My dad's eye is somewhat injured, so he can't really work. My mom thinks that his injury is just an excuse and that he's just lazy. Because of this, my mom and dad aren't on good terms. They always fight about money. Due to my mother working her guts off...
    Silh0uettes Silh0uettes
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    I can't take this. it's annoying I know my

    family is just raising me to what is right but what if they are teaching me the wrong style and the wrong doctrine of what they know? it's like they are ruining my good future of what my potentiality can do
    deleted deleted
    Mar 1, 2016

    My Mother Is Leaving In A Few Weeks

    So my parents' marriage has been sh*tty since as far as I can remember, and my mother finally decided to leave my dad. She decided to fly back to her country to stay with her family, leaving my dad and my little brother behind. I don't blame her, my dad is abusive in all forms...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    (Apologies if I have a lot of grammar issues,

    I was emotional while writing this) I dont know where to start, Life was great when i was younger i have a big family of 7 my mom, dad and 5 girls (im the second youngest). Growing up i was the good one, always quiet and breaking up fights. My lil sister no one got along with...
    lonelyproblems lonelyproblems
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I don't feel comfortable living with them.

    Never been happy, they never listen but only judge. They always see the dark side of me, forgetting the bright side. I feel like this isn't home. I wanna go somewhere far away from them. I feel depressed. They always push me to do something but never motivate me please i don't...
    Imogen12 Imogen12
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2014

    What Should I Do?

    My 12 yr old cousin has some big issues going on. She will be turning 13 in a few days but told me something very bad when I was trying to get her to open up to me. She has started cutting herself. This portion of my family has a lot of issues. One day I got a call 1 hr before I...
    tig1991 tig1991
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    In our living room we have a L couch.

    My dad always wants to lay on one side while me and my mum sit on the other side and he does. He justifies this by saying that he works all day (he starts work around 10am gets out of of work at like 6 or 7pm) and when its weekend he says that its his only days off so he should...
    Skyt06 Skyt06
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015
    fahdouch fahdouch
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    I did the RIGHT thing by leaving home in the

    first place. Can't believe it'll be almost 6 months that I'm on my own already. #shocked/happy
    AfricanGirl19 AfricanGirl19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    I don't know what to do.

    I'm 21 years old and am very dependent on my parents. This hasn't been a problem until now. I broke up with my boyfriend of 4 years a couple of months ago. One of the reasons was because I'd had feelings for someone else for a while. Recently I started dating this guy. Not only...
    SirenSong8 SirenSong8
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    My mom frets all the time about my outward

    appearance and not about my inward, which has made me very insecure. And a bit dysfunctional in the head, probably, now that I'm looking at the causes of sadistic/masochistic personalities and maladaptive daydreaming.
    0emma0 0emma0
    16-17, F
    Jun 22, 2015

    Found out a lot of nasty stuff about my dad.

    Found his profile on here, found out he was flirting with underage or young people. Lied in his stories about only letting something like that happen once, when it was happening again on here. I don't trust or respect him as much as I did anymore. He's never said anything to...
    Kickthebooks Kickthebooks
    22-25, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    I have an older brother

    who is an *******. He hurts my little brother and I. He will also bully us and causes alot of problems. He won't do his homework and often ditches school. He lies alot and often steals our stuff. When we accuse him of something he gets angry and offended. My big brother is an...
    Cursedandlovely Cursedandlovely
    18-21, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    Thats it ive had it. Im done eating.

    :'( All i ever do is get told that im too fat, that i eat too much and that i eat them out of the house. I honestly dont even eat much all i ever eat is a small portion of dinner and thats it. So to make them happy im just gonna stop eating all together. Then maybe ill die and...
    TiffanyNicoleLovesNene TiffanyNicoleLovesNene
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    Okay so when I make food

    for people in the house I don't get thank yous. I made food last time for everybody, and I didn't get one thank you. So I made me breakfast this morning. Not anyone else food because its obviously not appreciated. I finish my meal a few minutes ago, and my mom comes busting in...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    So the family problems started again well

    they've Ben going on but now they true to dragged me into it and tbh I'm already in it but in staying low cause I know that if I open my mouth I'll destroy the "Family" cause throughout the years of staying quiet I've learned so many things and the "Victims" or not that much of...
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    I envy mothers who always defend their children

    in every way they can. Sad to say I never experience being defended.
    SweetEclair SweetEclair
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    How did this become my responsibility n y am I

    allowing it 2 go on? My dad asked me if I could setup the fax # 2 my printer the other day. I agreed, but 4 some reason there was no connection. Dad hooked a phone 2 the line n he realized there no dial tone. He called the cable company 2 get it fixed but no will w/ the proper...
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015
    Serendipitious Serendipitious
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    My mom just told me that im subject

    for her and that she does not care about me. I love her and I need my old mom back, I cant take this...
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    My brother physically

    and verbally abused me, and almost killed me a few times. My sister verbally abused me and scared me so bad when I was little. She self harmed in front of me, and I thought it was a normal way of relieving stress. I started to self harm before 1st grade. I didn't know what my...
    xMayesx xMayesx
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    The pain of being neglected

    and being talked down to and treated like **** in my own house when I'm the one taking care of everything because my dad lives a second life cheating on my mom and drinking while my mom is too clinically depressed to do anything anymore..... Being forced to be my own role...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    My brother is 14 nearly 15

    and he is causing huge problems at home he's causing mom and dad to fight and they never do.. He treats us all like ****, he's so ungrateful and just expects mom and dad to bring him everywhere and do everything with him.. I want to runaway i cant handle this **** anymore
    amyslatts amyslatts
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    I seriously hate my family.

    I was just told i was the fatest and ugliest kid they have ever seen. :'( I get it im a bigger girl but that hurts. :'( Im trtying to lose weight. Im trying hard. The sad thing is, is even if i was skinny i think they would say the samething about me. :'( fml. :'(
    TiffanyNicoleLovesNene TiffanyNicoleLovesNene
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    My Husband,s Sister Has No Sense

    okay lets start i got married one month ago i just finished my honey moon ,,,, my husband is little busy at the day time on his work so somtimes i feel boring i asked my husband to bring his sis to stay with me if she want to just to chat with her and be busy with her ,,,,, first...
    borred borred
    Dec 17, 2012

    *sigh* i have family problems.

    Its my mother. Shes got heart problems so she thinks she is the queen and that i am her slave. She uses the excuse "i am the parent not you. You do not tell me what to do" far too often and than takes things off me. She seems to be used to me getting stuff for her. Now...
    Mistygosa Mistygosa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    If I had to go back in time about ten years ago,

    I would never be able to picture my family the way it is now. I loved my childhood and everything about it. I always pictured us as being very happy, understanding of one another, respectful and loving. However, today that is no longer present, and I am searching desperately to...
    pasttofuture pasttofuture
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    Financial Problem Messing Up My Family

    Financial problem has always been an issue with my family. But somehow now, it's much worse.. to the point that my parents relationship are worse and so does it with us, their children. My dad is a seaman, he goes abroad and go all around the world for 10 months and then come...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2013

    Every month i pay and give my monthly salary out

    for family issues. (Have an average good salary). So i live with an avarage of 100$ or even less. I usually never ask money to my parents, cause i chose to work, instead of studying at the university, to pay my own stuff and because at that time my parents couldnt afford to pay...
    ReasonWhyImHere ReasonWhyImHere
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    So today I've been so upset I didn't physically

    leave my bed until 4pm Last weekend I went to a friends house cause my parents were having a huge fight again and I figured whatever I'm used to the domestic violence. But when my mother came to get me we had a talk and she basically told me that they're moving away...from me...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    I'm done, I give up, I absolutely cannot deal

    with this anymore. I'm tired of the lies, Hell, she's caught up in so many she can't even keep her own stories straight.
    Voxus Voxus
    18-21, M
    Dec 28, 2015

    My Dad Has A Nasty Temper And Is A Major Hypocrite...

    I have big family problems at home. My dad is a very short tempered person who tends to have huge bursts of anger and fury. I’m a teenager and I understand perfectly that sometimes I slip. I sometimes seem arrogant but really it’s only because I might be annoyed about...
    brokengirl8 brokengirl8
    8 Responses Apr 4, 2012
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