I Have No Family Support

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    Totally Alone In The World

    First let me say this isn't intended as a pity party. I just have to know if there are others out there like me. Let me start. I grew up in a dysfunctional and abusive family. I have had both emotional and physical scars from that time. A secret I kept from everyone until I was...
    apminnie apminnie
    31-35, F
    85 Responses Jul 4, 2011

    Not a single family member ever contacts me.

    I don't know if I have done anything. I don't think I have. All I do is work to survive and try to be a kind and respectful person. I don't know what I have ever done for them to not love me or even care about me. I honestly am stumped. I'm gentle, quiet, calm, loving...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    please dont judge me

    for my grammer or lack of proper writting skills. I write as I speak you can say. Ill try to remember puntuation and all but might miss alot. Anyway here is my story its kinda hard to read or hear but I promise all true. I was born last in my family have two orlder brothers. My...
    feelinghopless feelinghopless
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 25, 2015

    Hello, my name is alma.

    I have no family support. although i grew up like that, it's not getting any easier.
    alma12345 alma12345
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    Not a one, it's very difficult sometimes

    especially being a single parent too People have no idea what I would give for just a little help here or there, a trip to the grocery store alone, a few hours to clean without kids, a few hours for just me No such light at the end of the tunnel Family is overrated, but I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    How lucky you are if you believe everybody is

    loved and treated as right by their own parents,family members...Some people just have to escape where they are,were..we *victims have to deal with this the rest of our life.i always feel like i'm trapped in guilty not guilty in fact, but guilty which somebody bought me.then...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    Just. Seriously? I can't

    even comprehend how ridiculous this situation is. Lemme back up, and I'll keep it as brief as possible for the kind people interested enough to read. When I was twelve, my sister forgave her boyfriend for abusing me sexually. Of course that allowed him to do it again. When I...
    Bobbiin Bobbiin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    According to my family,

    my passion for art is idiotic. Just great.
    whyusteens whyusteens
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    ''I got a family who ain't blood.

    And I got blood who ain't family. Only the real will understand''
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 26, 2015

    Tired Of This

    Hi all, I am so tired of being angry all the time. My reason for being angry is that I have zero family support. I won't get into the details of how this has happened but after years of abuse, I refuse to put up with any of these people. They have not been a part of my life for...
    raspberry333 raspberry333
    31-35
    11 Responses Jul 29, 2011

    My family sucks when it comes to support.

    They only care themselves I am looking for a real family that I can call my own. I want to be apart of another family. When I find someone I'll be looking how close she is to her family so I can be apart of it. I want to be away from my family forevers.
    y0g3 y0g3
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 27, 2014

    Everyone has family problems every

    once in a while.. So I don't feel like I should be complaining about mine, but I need to tell someone.... I really need a friend right now...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    I'm a survivor of phisically

    and sexually abused by my parents. I'm living all alone. I'm just thinking... if you are not pretty or die,people don't care.that's what i've heard. But truth is not. if you are not pretty,they don't care if you die. or they don't care even if you are pretty. i pass out in the...
    juryandrews juryandrews
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    When no one builds you up

    and only cuts you down, it's hard to feel confident. Sure, they say you can ignore people who put you down, but when it's your family, how do you ignore that? You have to get away from them. Family is not allowed to put family down. I've never had their support and never...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    Both my parents died of cancer

    while I was fairly young. 18-29. I don't have any grandparents or siblings either. It doesn't really bother me anymore, except those little things where you could really used an obligated relative to help with something. Like if I'm sick, or I need someone to watch my house, or...
    doggpickle doggpickle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I am the black sheep of my family.

    Every since my mom died I have no one but my kids and husband. It's so hard not having a relationship with my family such as sunt and cousins.
    sweedee39 sweedee39
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    Mom died at 13. Dad Died at 3.

    My step dad died when I was 14, so now it's just me. I have a sister, but I haven't seen her in 30 years. I never really knew her so I don't have any tears. I guess I'm still here for a reason...
    TheLastExile TheLastExile
    41-45, M
    Jan 15, 2016

    here is another wonderful story about the lack

    of family support....I am paying rent. i started going to school to better myself. the money ran out to pay my rent and they said to quit school and go be a waitress so i can get money to pay them
    cindylouisemcleod cindylouisemcleod
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    All my life I have been ignored by my family.

    Everyone is always more important than me. My sisters were always more successful, so they got more attention. My nieces and nephews were constantly getting in trouble, so they were always being talked to. With barely any connections, I am alone in this big world. I only have...
    LexiDuhhXO LexiDuhhXO
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    Never felt safe and love with them

    but only fear. And i'm so happy that i'm in a right place now.
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    what is family??ha they bring me down chock

    me hurt me i'm bleeding i'm screming who cares who cares noone go the hell ****** dirty pigs i don't need anyone just want free and safety place we can't buy safe by money **** goverment **** police **** family **** everything **** you vent is over bye
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    I Never Really Felt Connected...I Wonder Why...

    When I was born, almost 58 years ago, my parents weren't married (my mother had already been married and divorced) , never did get married, but had three, possibly four children together. I was the only one my mom kept. But then when I was about 2, she abandoned me in a hotel...
    OceanaRose OceanaRose
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2013

    Never Had Someone That Was Always In My Corner, To Defend Or Love Me.

    My earliest memories of "family" are those of fighting - physical and verbal and pitting one against the other. No one ever said they loved each other. Only mean and hateful things done for years and years and that disgusting behavior was taught to us kids. My family was...
    Solobird Solobird
    36-40
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    I'm 46 Female and all alone.

    I come from a severely dysfunctional family. My father was an alcoholic and physically abused my mom and me too. My mom was a wonderful person and she deserved better but she had her own dysfunctional family and ran away when she was a teenager to marry my father. She had 3...
    StrangeAsAngels66 StrangeAsAngels66
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

    Nearly a decade ago I moved away from my toxic

    family in an effort to avoid having an actual mental breakdown. I was numb. My parents are bare minimum suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, and I have not communicated with either of them since I left. I have unfortunately tried to maintain some kind of relationship...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    I have no family around.

    I don't talk to any of them. I have shunned them for several years now. They don't give me the support I need. They rejected me first. I don't even talk to anybody about the family either. I don't even know my family, and I wish not to. I am disgusted by their dysfunctional life...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    I've read many of the stories about no family

    support and i really didn't know there were so many ppl like me around. I grew up like so many others in a time when tv show depicted families like the Waltons, the Ingals, the Kleavers (if that's how they spelled it). Those families all had hardships but they all supported...
    veiledsadness veiledsadness
    56-60, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    my father. hated me..

    ..he never loved his children....but he hated me....deep down I know he wish I was never born & died when I was were sent to a foster home cause of my mothers breakdown....when she came back to get us the disappointment to see him there..... I would. catch him staring at me in...
    girleve girleve
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    my family wants nothing to do with me,

    and its always been this way. i used to think if my own family cant love me why would anyone else,but i now know its their loss. but i do envy my fiance and friends seeing how close they are w their family. im dreading my own wedding cuz i dont have family to attend.
    cooper3366 cooper3366
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    I am from a dysfunctional family.

    Yes I cant get away from the scars. I spend most of my adult life on active duty in the Army. I put all my energy into mother hood and career. I was a single parent and a enlisted soldier. I gave 100% to both. My daughter in her teenage years battled me as I made my way into...
    kayeyolande kayeyolande
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I recently told my family

    that I was sexually abused by a family member. They called me a lair and told me I was sick and belonged in a mental institution. They say they love me, but how can I continue speaking with people who think I'm completely mad? I know what happened. My therapist wouldn't have...
    mrspleco mrspleco
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    My family doesnt support me.

    I told them that I liked a girl and they hated it. They think I'm this wounded puppy, when I'm just being myself. They take things so serious when its just me. If I dont want to go to a party, they think I'm being an outsider. I dont like them, thats all. My family doesnt accept...
    JulietA93 JulietA93
    18-21, F
    Dec 13, 2014

    im 18 and graduating from high school in a few

    months and Everytime i need help my family just looks at me as a burden. i feel like my mom is not supportive at all. she always has something negative to say to me. even i im doing homework in front of her she'll say how i never do school work and assumes im failing everything...
    avalily avalily
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2015
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    well i am adopted. i have no siblings.

    my parents have passed. I am gay so i have no children and not married.
    keywestr keywestr
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    My family does not know a lot about my personal

    life. I'm afraid they will not understand.
    Learning71 Learning71
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    What can i say anymore?

    ? This quote tells everything what i want to shout!!
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015

    i feel so horrible and broken

    because of family issues..i don't look for any advice. are you living all alone?? i would like to talk to you if you have same back ground. PM me.
    juryandrews juryandrews
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 24, 2015
    1poker 1poker
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    Do you think only money is support?

    No No..... If they dont give you anything but they are only standing with you..... Its a big support
    navib navib
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 2, 2016

    Lost My Family In The Divorce - Including My Son

    I was married to an extremely abusive and manipulative man for more than 10 years. We had two sons. I never really had a close relationtship with my family and being married to this man made my relationships with them even more strained. I also never really shared what I was...
    PrettyInPink87 PrettyInPink87
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 1, 2011

    I Wish I Had a Family

    i grew  up in foster care my kids don't have grandparents, aunts,uncles,cousins ect... it's sad
    leila1 leila1
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Sep 10, 2007

    Its Tough Doin It All Yourself

    I am a single father whom raised a son now he is almost 18 yrs and i never really got any support from family all they could do is push in my face the little things they did like drove me a couple times from store with groceries etc , but when it came to helping me emotionally...
    strongandtender strongandtender
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Nov 30, 2010

    No Family No One Period..

    I am so tired of having to live the life of no family. Born to a mother in the 50's, given up for adoption at birth. Product of an affair, my father ( whoever he is) had with my un-wed mother. Brought back to live with her after catholic church pressured her to get me back after...
    Maregrid Maregrid
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Jul 14, 2012

    No Family? Time For Change!

    I just found this website simply because I am trying to do something about the lifestyle, fears and unfortunate facts of handling life solo. Unfortunately, the only thing we can get from most online communities is online suppport. What about when we physically need someone to...
    NNJgirl NNJgirl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2013

    No Family Support

    You can be fine without family support. In life you choose your own extended family which are your friends. Often good friends will go the distance and be there for you, like no one in your family will. Do not dismay if the family support is not there for you. They lose...
    zetalam777 zetalam777
    41-45
    6 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    Why Didn't You Duck?

    If some stranger came along and socked me in the jaw,  and if I would cry,  my husband would not only roll his eyes and 'fart' out of his mouth- he would say ; " Why didn't you duck"?   Can anybody relate? 
    heymare heymare
    56-60
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    I know people say be happy with what you have

    but it's not that easy! I have no parents or extended family at all! When I was young our family was the so called perfect family in public but behind closed doors it was a nightmare, I don't believe my parents loved each other that much and my brother had issues which took my...
    Sandymumfour Sandymumfour
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2014

    I had a nervous breakdown 20 years ago

    and wasn't hospitalized. I lost my children to rich people and was homeless for 20 years. I have OCD< ADD, Fatherless Daughter Syndrome, PTSD, poverty, a false self finding her true self as a Woman and Mother. My family abandoned me and I felt like a Toddler looking for love...
    growth60 growth60
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    After reading the posts about living inside a

    snow globe, I realized that I have always felt like I was looking INTO the snow globe- where people have families that have your back, that like to be together and have holidays. I really did not understand what happened to me until my parents died and the true dynamics of the...
    macbeth1217 macbeth1217
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    My dad walked out on us

    when I was 7. He died alone so **** that guy. My mom gave up on me when I wasn't what she wanted me to be... Biologically speaking. But I've made my way and I'm stronger for it. I know the highs and lows are all temporary and that you just gotta keep swimming and keep breathing...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    I dont have any family.

    My parents split when i was a toddler.My mother died when i was 19. The rest of family is toxic and never offered any support. I get upset at this time of year, I've never had any luck
    cori70 cori70
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    Hello. I have no children,

    no husband, my mother recently died and my only sib died in the last few years. My parents moved away from their home town in the early years of their marriage and cut ties with their relatives. My father has been emotionally distant with his children. He only initiates...
    Peasoup05 Peasoup05
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    Since I was little I always felt distant from

    my father. He was a rigid, controlling man who never knew how to show love. Although occasionally I got a good bye kiss from him, I was always unsure if he truly loved me. He was a hard working man. Because he was a diplomat we got the opportunity to travel the world with him...
    shammi2014 shammi2014
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    I have had no family support,

    at all since my mid teens. I'm very lonely and feel like I need advice with my current situation but I have no one to ask. I have a lot of pressure on me and responsibilities that take a lot of time and require a lot of self sacrifice and it's hard not to feel like I'm drowning...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    I never got along with my parents,

    and after graduating college, I realized that they were just bringing stress into my life. I had an on-and-off relationship with them, where I spent 1-2 years without talking to them several times. In 2006, I stopped talking to them altogether, and I have had nothing to do...
    Worldeeeter Worldeeeter
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    So sick of all the lies,

    I am a mother of 5 children who don't have family support my husband and I have been fighting his mum to watch our two beautiful little girls, while we both go to work she has always told us both that we both need to get a job we have finally done that now all the damn excuses...
    heartbroken100 heartbroken100
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2014

    It is very tiresome. No matter what I do,

    I am knocked back several paces. I live by myself and I have nobody. I was supposed to be with somebody for the rest of my life but she decided since I couldn't maintain the current lifestyle for her and our children, then we got divorced. I know people don't want to hear...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    My wife has some disabling mental issues

    and cannot do anything meaningful. She just...sits. Despite good grades and a keen intellect, my daughter is not dealing well with school or with her own mental health. My parents do not believe in mental health problems. My in-laws refuse to acknowledge them too. I just...
    straytian straytian
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015
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