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    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 May 23

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    Life Growing Up.

    so when i was a little girl i used to watch my father abuse my mother. he was a terrible alcoholic, when i was 8 years old he went to jail for rape. he apparently raped my babysitter who was 14 years old. when he got out of prison my mother took him back. i was 11 and my younger...
    whyamiforeveralone whyamiforeveralone 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2012

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    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 2 Responses Jun 16

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    My mom married my step-dad

    who is really annoying and everything has to be his way. Then I have my step brother. The most that get me crazy is my step brother. He's really a huge jerk to me. He's so rude, has no respect to me. He even hits me. I really can't stand him. He makes me want to run away from...
    JeiraX JeiraX 13-15, F Jun 11

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    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 18-21, F Feb 28

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    I never grew up with a dad

    so I feel like I'm always seeking an older males attention. With teachers I like to be the favorite. I'm always bugging my uncles. I even cling to random older guys that happen to be around. Not in like a clingy or stalker way like I'll talk to them and be nice and try to gain...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    I've been wanting to stay with my dad

    for the summer for a long time. It really upsets him that I'm 17 and can't even spend 30 days with him. He tries to understand because of my mom's condition. My mom is just literally so attached to me that she freaks out if I go any where. It's really set me back in life a lot...
    Wakingdemons Wakingdemons 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    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

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    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M Apr 23

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    Early this morning- shortly

    after it became Mother's Day- my brother assaulted my mom once again. Why couldn't he even give her this one day? He's always been this way. He's an adult now and he still hasn't changed. We all want it to end but nothing ever gets done about it... I think everyone is just...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    LlaisGwichlyd LlaisGwichlyd 26-30, F 3 Responses May 25

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    My mother missed my wedding

    because she doesn't like my partner. She never said sorry although I can tell she feels guilty about it. I told her it was okay but it still hurts me to this day.
    keepingitrealgirl keepingitrealgirl 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My parents (Mum and her boyfriend of over 5

    years) have been fighting more and more.i feel like im the reason behind it.He says im a lazy ,untidy and stupid.if i do a single thing wrong he will remember and if i repeat that mistake he will usually yell at me for 5-10 minutes .If He calls me something i cant help but...
    Lemonskies Lemonskies 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    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. ._.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 12 Responses Mar 20

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    I hate the way my mom n dad differentiate me

    from my younger sister. I mean, why the hell do they have to do that? I'm born this was I cant help it! It's like I'm always said to be dumb and my younger sis smarter than me. Everyone in my family says that. I know it's to make me think I'm lazy n stuff and I should work...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9

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    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 18-21, F Dec 1, 2014

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    I don't know if I hate my father.

    I know that I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to him. I'm not that kind of person. Everyday my dad comes home angry. He insults everyone. He uses vulgar language. He's lazy. He does nothing for himself. He doesn't eat until my mom serves him. He doesn't drink anything...
    Swkyh Swkyh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    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 13-15, F Aug 19, 2014

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    My dad overreacted when I refused to go

    for a swim at 8:00 pm, he whip me with his BELT then kicked me out. What am i supposed to do?
    TraPhume TraPhume 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    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

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    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 13-15 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M Apr 23

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    Me and my sister have been fighting

    for a while now. We just had a big argument just an hour ago.. :'( I don't know who to talk to.. I feel like I'm worthless in this family! My mom is taking her side and favourites her so I feel like dying. We haven't talked since March. She treats me like I am 8, she talks to me...
    MisledSoul MisledSoul 18-21, F Jun 24, 2014

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    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...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    I have a girlfriend that is not appreciated by

    my parents and now my gf forces me to choose. My brain hurts :'(
    Ian3683 Ian3683 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    It's tearing our family apart,

    seeing my dad fall in the dangerous world of drugs...
    Krm15 Krm15 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I haven't talked to my dad

    since he "disowned" me for losing my virginty this year. He does not live with me but this week my mom if forcing me to visit him for 7 days after 5 months not talking to him. While he treats me unfairly poor with his attitude. My mom constantly puts me down because it's okay...
    Michela6730 Michela6730 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    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 8 Responses Jan 26

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    Im really starting to hate

    where im at. My mom just got in my face and told me that if my grandma dies its my fault. She said that im a liar and that i sneak around. She also called me other things but i cant say them on here. :(
    TiffanyNicoleLovesNene TiffanyNicoleLovesNene 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My dad is getting married again,

    for the 4th time now. I know he loves this woman but that's the problem he fall in love so fast.. My mom died when i was still a baby and my dad has to raised me alone. He's really a very good father, i couldn't ask for someone better. i know my dad very well and that's why i...
    emmaweirdfella emmaweirdfella 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I could not help myself

    but i hate mum. Okay, maybe not hate but dont like her. Everything she did is just making me sick. Our relationship is always complicated. But now... Everything started 1 montgs ago. İn my country you have to pass 2 exams for go to uni. First one was not good and of course mum...
    Sammy11111 Sammy11111 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I grown up without dad,

    and my mum have another family i hate, dont like her so much!!
    numbH numbH 18-21, F May 7

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    since middle school I have been a boy scout

    and progressed through the ranks and now I'm one rank below eagle scout and I will turn 18 in November and after your 18th birthday you can't be an eagle scout anymore. I only joined to go camping and to have fun and my dad has blown alot of money on equipment I dident ask for...
    slipknot317 slipknot317 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    ...'what you call a tragedy,

    is just another day to me'. Yeah! Dat bad
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18

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    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

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    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 16-17 4 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    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 26-30 Dec 17, 2012

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    Who doesn't ? ( rhetorical lol) Everyone has/

    had them. I wouldn't believe you if you said you never had issues. 😇✌️
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Now here again I have to have this crazy dinner

    with my dad and his girlfriend and that crazy *****'s old dad. SWEET!
    Tiff0101 Tiff0101 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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    1. My dad cheated on my mom throughout the

    majority of their marriage (21 years) 2. He remarried his mistress and she's now my stepmother. 3. My dad went to prison for 5 months and was on house arrest for 5 months. 4. I was never a daddy's girl and I'm still not. 5. My brother was a heroin addict for 2 years but he's...
    Cassyellis Cassyellis 22-25, F Jun 1

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