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I Have No Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 327 People

    Feeling Alone And Tired

    I'm a 31 old only child . I never met my father and my mother also an only child was killed when I was eight. I was lucky to live with my grandparents and be raised as an only grandchild. My grandfather died of kidney failure in 2010 and my grandmother died in 2011. I lived...
    mika2fly21 mika2fly21 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Trying To Figure It All Out...

    i am in my 30's.  i lost my father 6 years ago and my mother 3 years ago (which still seems like yesterday).  for the first year after my mother died i purposefully didn't celebrate any holidays.  the next 2 years i spent holidays with friends when i could tolerate it.  folks...
    BVWII BVWII 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I finally severed all ties except

    for one sibling. I made radical effort to make sure that I had forgiven, and also went to great extremes and extreme personal cost to honor and bless the parents who had terrorized and abandoned me. The word is clear that if you cannot bless and honor your parents and it will...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses May 20

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    I'm alone and I know there out there they know

    me but they don't care there more than me there sister brothers but I'm the first to be born so I'm blamed for there mistakes even though I was 2 years old Do I blame myself ......
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F Oct 18

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    I live in a foreign country.

    My father died 13 years ago. My mother is very sick. I must send money every month to her care giver in our home country. My brothers have completely washed their hands and do not help at all to take care of her.because of that I have cut ties with them. My mother's care givers...
    Haidas Haidas 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I was abused by my parents in every possible way

    that the mind can conceive. I was hated by and abused my siblings. I have been abused by every partner I have been in a relationship with. I was bullied at school and work. I just do not understand what is wrong with me. I have no one absolutely no one I am so lonely.
    serenity007 serenity007 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I mean I have a mother

    and a father who are together, but no siblings...! They all moved out
    EmojiGirl EmojiGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5

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    If I Had A Family My Life Would Have Turned Out So Much Better...

    I been in foster homes, and Group homes since the age of 5 I don't have family and sometimes I wish I did have one because maybe my life would have turned out so much better then it is now. When I turned 18 I signed myself out the system and moved in with a woman that I fell in...
    Maurice215 Maurice215 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I've No Family, Either

    Hi all! I just turned 48 yesterday, and I spent the day alone, I think for the second (or third) year in a row. My mother was the last of my relatives,and she died in Sept. 2010, and we didn't get on, though, sadly, so my (also not close) half-sister and her own family took care...
    Lenchen Lenchen 46-50, F 13 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Holidays Are The Worst!

    I'm sure you all know how it feels on holidays. That is my worst time. You go to peoples houses and always feel like an outsider. I try and volunteer at the homeless shelter. It helps, but it still is not the same. People with caring families are truly blessed and should...
    SharonLV SharonLV 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Toxic...and Leaving

    Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my post.I am new here. I joined because I am reaching out for some support right now. I do not have an involved family...the ones who do call only do so when it's convenient for them.Mental illness and addiction run wild in my...
    Hoping137 Hoping137 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Every Died, All At Once.

    OK. This group says it is for people with no families. I have no family. Not a bad family. Not an unsupportive family. My husband left me, then my dad died. I met someone else and made it for a few years until he KILLED HIMSELF. OMG> Then my mom died. Same year. On Christmas day...
    seriousbetty seriousbetty 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I was "borrowed" when i was 3 months old.

    My real parents were really young when they had me and my sister who is a year older than me. My real dad's aunt actually borrowed me because she never had a girl and her two boys were on college at that time so she felt lonely, plus she at that time already had kidney problems...
    KatieRose88 KatieRose88 22-25, F Aug 15

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    I am the only child of an only child,

    who had me at the age of 39. So I have no brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces or nephews. My only relatives were great uncles and aunts who were already elderly by the time I was born - and I know none of their descendants. And since I have no kids of my own, I am...
    TheresStillTomorrow TheresStillTomorrow 51-55 2 Responses Feb 25

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    I'm 20 and I've never had a family.

    My parents are both ex convicts who used to abuse of me as a child. At a very early age I was just passed around my step dad's family. I was basically a burden to every one around so everyone would mistreat me. Eventually I was old enough to be by myself and I started working...
    DenniseCo DenniseCo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I was adopted by a couple in the US.

    They're both dead now. They had no other children, adopted or biological. Their brothers and sisters and my adoptive cousins and I are not in touch. I don't know any other distant adoptive relatives. I have no children, and I'm divorced after an uneventful marriage. I now live...
    1solo1 1solo1 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im new to this site but thought I would share

    things im going through, I used to be in a relationship for just over 10 years and had to children, my partner was very abusive forcing me to do sexual things with him and also abusing my 2 daughters, don't no why I stayed with him but was threated by him that if I left him he...
    nic31 nic31 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Family? What Is A Family?

    Family is an unknown word to me, all I've known family to be was a group of people who you see every few gears or so at a funeral. I was born biracial, my parents come from two opposite sides of the Earth. As a child, l was relatively happy despite the circumstances. My mom would...
    risingsun318 risingsun318 22-25 3 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    Lonely Lady

    Most of my family is gone. The two actual family members I have left have hurt me enough times. I'm 31, live in a big city where people are so distracted by themselves that its really hard just to get anyone's time. The holiday's are really hard, spending them alone and just not...
    willowrains willowrains 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I don't want to get into details about

    why I don't have a family but I just need to know if there are people that feel how I feel. I've always craved a family since I was little. I used to wish for hugs. I would try to be a really good girl in hopes that I would receive some kind of love or attention. I'm 31 years...
    krstybrght krstybrght 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    My family and i do not talk

    and i get in trouble a lot, for things i don't do..... i had a cousin who i was close 2 he was the 1 family i had needed wanted i knew i couldn't loose him at all cause he is all i have but then one day he turned his back on me and said you are not my family you are a mistake...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F Jul 21

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    Life

    Hi, Im so glad to find this site. I would love if there was a support group in my area but can't find any. Im 41 and scared. Im the only child my mom died 15yrs ago from cancer. I never met my dad he left when i was 9months old. I have no kids and never been married. I been...
    shortynyc shortynyc 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I am an only child and there is no family left.

    I'm 36 now and have a great career in executive management. Just a year and a half ago I had a husband, 3 kids, a mom, a dad and one set of grandparents. My husband cheated on me and ran off with his secretary. Good bye husband. My dad sided with him. Good bye dad. My...
    Mercy7878 Mercy7878 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Not in the physical world- I was raised to

    believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged to. I lived with a dad, a mom, an older brother and two older sisters and everyone except my mom sexually abused me. I don't speak to who I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    feeling alone and abandoned by my own family

    members who dont really want me around. i cant even turn to them even if it is a seriouse life threatning emergency. recently my brakes failed on me last night and i had to pull over to the nearest parking lot to avoid an accident on lindberg blv in florrisant mo. i was...
    hated63 hated63 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I was born in a different country.

    My mom used my dad to get to America and abandoned me when I was 6, right after she got into the states . I was abused and neglected by my father until I was 12. Which he then left the states and left me with my aunt. She took advantage of that fact that I had no family and...
    SZoa SZoa 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    what's happening to me right

    now with these monsters who live upstairs. I will have nowhere to go and I am way too mentally exhausted to deal with moving or looking for a place. Since these issues started, with the landlord asking me to leave because I complained about the upstairs neighbors dog noise, I...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M Jun 6

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    it makes me sad because what I remember of my

    family before the crash was really good, but then they all died and I saw it happen, I saw.. horrible things, they were all cut up and I was fine, but covered in blood and brains etc, but they werent mine. my other family died of stuff like cancer and I have noone now.
    kyleishurt kyleishurt 16-17, M Nov 24

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    I have no family. I'm 23 years old.

    My parents think I am trash. My mother threw me out on the streets because her and my father wanted to control me. They wouldn't let me leave the house for anything but work. I moved back in after a fire at my apartment. It was a mistake. They controlled me for a month. I...
    thatbrokengirl91 thatbrokengirl91 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Is Anyone Out There In The Same Situation?

    Hi all, I have just joined this forum and posted a comment or two on other threads but want to write my own story/situation..... I have no mum or dad and myself and my half siblings do not get on. They all have their own families now. I chose not to have children. I work from...
    krissie35 krissie35 36-40, F 37 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Feeling Alone And Scared.

    I have just joined this forum and am hoping that someone out there will be able to understand how I am feeling. I'm 53, my parents died a decade ago, I have no brothers or sisters and I am not married and have no children. I often find it difficult and exhausting to cope with...
    Tiina67 Tiina67 51-55, F 28 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    I watched my mother die this year.

    My father died when I was 7. My mother never re-married. I have a sister thousands of miles away who I have little to no relationship with. I have a partner who criticizes me endlessly and has driven away and alienated every friend I thought I had. I feel completely alone and...
    R00tle55 R00tle55 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    My mother had schozophrenia

    and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my father was. It's a really long story, but the people who ended up raising me had way too many personal issues to be raising a child...
    soledad75 soledad75 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    some family members i got

    who dont give a damn what happends to me. they dont want to have any contact with me at all becasue they said i was retarded
    hated63 hated63 51-55, F Jan 9

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    I Have No Family

    My mother was mentally ill so everyone in our biological family avoided her, and us by default, like the plague.  She was abusive and cruel and my siblings and I were tortured horribly.  When I finally located our father (absent for 30+ years) I discovered we had stepsisters, a...
    bethg bethg 51-55, F 16 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    "We think sometimes that poverty is only being

    hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." Mother Teresa "The biggest disease these days is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I have no family really,

    it scares to me to think what things will be like in future for me. My mum is from France originally and I was born and raised in Scotland. The only reason we moved to Scotland was for my dads work, he managed to get a job offshore and couldn't get a job in France he looked...
    Jade92x Jade92x 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I am single without kids.

    I take care of myself and I take care of myself VERY well. Loneliness is there, but I have no baggage or drama in my life. I dedicate myself to the pursuit of knowledge.
    Timanonymous Timanonymous 31-35, M Jun 12

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    Last To Go

    YOU KNOW HOW THEY SAY DEATH COMES IN THREES I WOULD HAVE NEVER EXPECTED TO BE HERE WITH NO LIVING RELATIVES. MY HUSBAND LEFT IN MAY AND IM DEVESTATED.....SCARED AND ALONE...............
    imani1965 imani1965 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    I skipped a follow up mammogram

    because I am afraid I will have cancer and won't have anybody to be there for me.
    BillieTheEye BillieTheEye 36-40, F 4 Responses May 31

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    I Am the Last One Left.

    When i was 16 my dad was killed in a car accident on his way to work. A few months later my younger sister died during a routine medical procedure. Six months after that my mother died of cancer. I have no extended family and am very aware that i am the last of my...
    anushl anushl 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Well, I do have family -- up

    until 1993 I had 7 siblings. When they all were told my dad was dying and to come see him. I was not told until after he died that he was sick. All of my siblings got to visit with him before his surgery at the hospital. At that time, only 2 of us kids lived in the same state...
    iamtheworst iamtheworst 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Disconnected

    Don't really want to put a long explanation here. My mother died last year and after a off and on again relationship she took the secret of who my father is to the grave (urn) with her, nobody has any information, I am disconnected from my biological sisters and brother, and...
    trtaylor67 trtaylor67 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    By Choice....but It's Still Hard

    The family I was born into is massively effed up.  It finally got to where the situation was too toxic...so I left.  I moved away, changed my name, am building a whole new life.But even effed up as they are, I miss them sometimes.  It's hard to see all the Mother's Day stuff...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    My dad left before I could

    even know who he was. I don't even know what he looks like. I grew up in a nice neighborhood with my mom and grandparents. My aunt would visit every summer with my cousins and my mom was close to my other aunt. She has two sisters and a brother. We use to be a close family but...
    Nycbit211 Nycbit211 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    My family came down . I wish I was never here. Because they are mad at me for everything that happen to me. They say it was my fault believe it. They say it's my fault for self...
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