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I Have No Family

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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 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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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 4 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Im All Alone

    I have no real family, the family I do have don't treat me like their child, I don't even have any friends, I'm all alone in life, I have nobody, so what is the point of living
    sadbutliving sadbutliving 16-17 5 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Fresh Start

      Well, unfortunately I´m one of those people who just didn´t have a very loving family, and I don´t mean to blame my folks, because they had their problems. But I´ve decided to start a new life on my own without them. It´s a bit tough because I won´t see them anymore...
    workhard29 workhard29 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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 11 Responses Jan 8, 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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    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 46-50, F Jan 9

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    Alone

    Iam 34 years old. My mom is still alive and so is my dad. I rarely see either of them. They were both disasters when I was growing up. I have learned in life to depend on nobody.. I met what I thought was the love of my life when I was 16. I had 2 children with him. 12 years...
    meshell30 meshell30 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I Have No One

    When I was 8 my parents separated. Until that point I had a fairly normal family, and I barely remember any of it. I have a sister, over a decade older than me, whom I haven't seen since I was 12, along with my father. He was abusive, allegedly, to me and mostly to my mother...
    AmeliaTristam AmeliaTristam 18-21 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    They All Can Go To Hell

    I have decided to stay away from my mother, brother, and sister and more recently from my father. I have forgiven my mother in the past for other things. She was taking my money when I was renting a house that she owned. I was paying the rent every month and she was keeping the...
    Lorena11111 Lorena11111 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I Guess In A Nut Shell...

    I live in NYC and been on my own since 17. I have a boyfriend but no friends or family. My father died when I was 12 1/2 and my mother suffered from a mental illness and was very abusive. I was never raised around any family members so I don't know them. Some how despite all of...
    Drkamethyst Drkamethyst 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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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 26 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    This Crazy Thing Called Life

    Regardless of how we end up here, I would imagine that the end result of not having any family is the same. The lack of a support system, no matter if from good or bad backgrounds, leaves one feeling lonely or at tImes overwhelmed or forgotten. I too came from a dysfunctional...
    FunctionallySoundAtOne FunctionallySoundAtOne 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    All Alone

    I'm 59, my deceased parents were both only-children and so am I. Although I have quite a few friends and have my (live-in) deceased ex-fiance's daughter, I never married and have no children. So I literally have no family. I would guess that there is no one out there with my...
    heyP heyP 56-60, F 15 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    No Family

    How have people dealt with their long term care? I am an only child, 60 yo, whose parents are deceased. My husband of 22 years is 11 years older than me. Recently many of his friends are getting sick and he is coming to grips with his mortality which is making me look at mine. I...
    Barbdawn Barbdawn 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 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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    In California

    I just moved back to Cali. I've never had friends. My family acts to good. I just wants a few good friends that I can count on as well as they can expect the same in return. I'm 28. I LOVE kids. I HAve a son. I Love to laugh. I'm just finding my way back to life. God is good.
    MsBarnes MsBarnes 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2013

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    Not Normal To Be Lonely And Scared At 39

    Sill have my mother that doesn't live too far from me but other than that there is no one I can truly count on or talk to. I have a friend or two but really gets bad when the night comes and I'm alone. My ex wife moved away several years ago after my dad died. He was at his...
    1sweetsoul 1sweetsoul 36-40, M 7 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    No Immediate Family, Poor Excuse For Extended Family

    I lost my father when I was 15 years old to a brain tumor; he was only 56 years old. In late 2011, at 28, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and died also at age 56. You can only imagine how much I hate cancer and how much I fear the number 56. I specifically hate...
    searchforhope searchforhope 26-30 4 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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 10 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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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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    Goodbye Family Im Alone Now

    Well I dont want to have a pity party, but here's whats going on. I am an only child age 37 now, never married and without children although I have always desperately wanted a family. My father married before my mother and had my half sister. She is almost 60 yrs old and lives 12...
    Zahara22 Zahara22 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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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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    Just A Shadow

    I have a sister who has a condition meaning she gets angry all the time. I don't know what it's called but I call it 'anger problems'. I have grown up with a sister who I am scared of and need to be careful about everything I say or do and have to help her. But no one seems to...
    Barney3156 Barney3156 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Never Had A Family Left At Birth

    just reading some of your posts thought id share my situation. Most posts here have got family but either you dontlike them feel there too dysfuntional to meet your needs ect. Never had parents I was just moved around the care system to end up homeless and a bit wild (to say the...
    lonleyxmasday lonleyxmasday 46-50 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    When You Have Nothing.

    My grandparents on both sides are dead, my mother is a only child, my father died before I was born. My father has a sibling who is wealthy, has a big family but they don't talk to me. I used to send them cards every year but have stopped recently. I guess I got the hint that...
    Anonymousforsomereason Anonymousforsomereason 26-30 1 Response Jun 7, 2012

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    No Family, Even Though I Have Family :(

    I am 43 years old. I have been married to the same man for 22 of those years, and we have 4 kids. I LOVE my hubby and kids, and we have a great life. That being said......I have a father who doesn't want to be a father ( since he and my Mom split when I was 17 years old...
    Lindde Lindde 41-45 Dec 25, 2012

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    Never Had Much (If Any) Of A Family Relationship

    When I was growing up it was just me and my Mum. I never knew who my biological father was & my Mum told several different stories about his identity & wouldn't have a clue as to who he is or how to go about looking for him. I have no brothers or sisters (not that I know of...
    annebelle88 annebelle88 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Have Always Wanted A Family

    I am 20yr old female, living alone in an apartment in the city. I was an only child, dad passed when I was very young and my mother one day decided she didn't want to know me anymore and threw my stuff out the window so I left. She had problems with anger/depression, I have no...
    acerdo acerdo 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Another Adult Orphan

    Please count me in the no family crowd. My beloved mother and last living family member passed a few weeks ago. I knew the day would come and I dreaded it. Now that it has, it's as bad as I thought. Granted mom had me late and I was her caretaker far more than she mine. What I'd...
    ShawniR ShawniR 51-55 3 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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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 Feb 25

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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 4 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Dying Reclusive Father

    My father had me, his only child, at 50 years old. Now he is dying in my living room of a heart wrenching combination of Emphysema and lung cancer. He probably has days or weeks left. I have never met my mother and do not even know her back story, as my extremely eccentric and...
    Synthetik Synthetik 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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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    I'M So Scared & Alone; I Feel Like A 37 Year Old Orphan

    I'm so tired of feeling alone & at the mercy of other people. I have no family & only one true friend. I am currently in school & always terrified I'm going to lose my home if I do not comply w/what my other half demands. my parents & grandparents are dead. I have always been...
    Laurena616 Laurena616 31-35 1 Response May 27, 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 3 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I think we all have family and I laws we hate but when do you forgive for unforgivable things? Iv been told to move on many times but the hate and anger just doesn't go away
    aussie365 aussie365 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Since I've begun experiencing symptoms of depression, mostly anything my family does ****** me off. They may mean it, but the continuous stream of I love you's coming from their...
    Radjad Radjad 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Just because my mother got married she wants to move, but I have no interest in getting to know her husband. I'm being rushed into a situation and everything my other family...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I feel like a lot of women with sisters are able to be close with each other. Not the case with my sisters.. I'm not sure why I got to be so unlucky in this department, it's...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im done with trying to help my parents. I dont want to be selfish but I also dont want my older brother to remain a good for nothing or my parents to owe a lot of money. Our...
    NoobLove NoobLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    My mother is always trying to take things from me and my siblings. I mean she really steals money and other stuff. She's always done it to us. She acts normal and blames me when...
    Flipside7 Flipside7 16-17, M Mar 19

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    I don't drink, do drugs, smoke, party, swear, wag etc. I'm in all my top classes at school, never go out on weekends spend a lot of time in my room doing assignments, I'd say I'm...
    mxmphis mxmphis 13-15, F Mar 23

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    Hey my kid is 9 and lately he's been getting like really horny and hes always runing around naked lol but now im wondering if maybe i should help him out has anybody ever done this...
    Lostandbrokenwillfly Lostandbrokenwillfly 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    I am 32 years of age, my brother is 37. After our father passed away when I was 10 and my brother was 15, he helped raise me. I may of picked up a few bad habits but I know deep...
    MyShaddow MyShaddow 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    My dream is to do interior designing course but my parents want me to do engineering. My dad is short tempered and is very typical. I just have no idea how to deal with him ! I...
    HateLife2 HateLife2 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm new here and I just really wanna let this out, and maybe get some advice. So, my mom and I are extremely close, she is my bestfriend. I live with my mom and my dad lives in...
    xoxocs xoxocs 16-17, F