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I Have Toxic Family Members

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    Why Do I Let Her Do This To Me?!?!

    My mother hadn't been to my house in over a year-until today. My husband and I bought this house 3 years ago, and have put a ton of work into it. We tore things down, put things up, painted, replaced...you name it, we've probably done it. This house is miles from where it was...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Family Secrets

    I always feel invisible with my fa ily.Always felt their was something going on .My mom hide thi gs from grandparents and acted like something else like evil.I feel like she has a secrete or secrets .She knows how tp trick people lie to .One time I got in fight with my mom she...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Jun 26, 2013

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    Control Freak Mom

    My mom is controlling an manipulative.  She has made a couple of suicide attempts when something doesn't go her way and everytime she gets upset about something she either talks about killing herself or how she wishes she would not wake up in the morning.  My brother...
    tmckiddy tmckiddy 41-45 1 Response Sep 15, 2010

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    Toxicy That Spans Generations

    I am 55 and the middle daughter of 3 females born to parents who were both teachers and now are deceased. My earliest memories were of violence being inflicted upon my mother by my father and my own emotional trauma which followed. I was also beaten viciously and subjected to...
    sue60565 sue60565 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    I Am Broken Earth....

    ....and I am an Empath* who comes from a toxic family. Even as I write these words I keep checking over my shoulder at the door to make sure no one is going to come barging into my room and look at my laptop (as my sister often does) and report me to those in authority, my...
    Brokenearthchild Brokenearthchild 18-21 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Toxic "relative" Who Isn't A Relative

    The toxic person in my life isn't someone who is a relative, so I do hope I can talk about them here. The person in question is my mother's boyfriend/housemate, who I'll refer to as "Idiot". Idiot has been with my mother for about 16 years, and while he used to be an okay...
    StrawberryPocky StrawberryPocky 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    My Sister Has Become My Mother

    Last spring I chose to move closer to family.  This was a choice.  I had an apartment, I had a life... but I missed my family and couldn't afford to spend $1,000 on visits several times a year.So I relocated to the state my family had moved off to.  My sister agreed to let me...
    Sapphowolf Sapphowolf 46-50, F Oct 27, 2011

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    Toxic Family And Mother'S Death

    My mother passed away in January rather suddenly. I never realized just how toxic things were until just recently. After waiting months to go over her estate we finally got together for that very thing last night. All I asked for was a ring given to me at my grandmother's funeral...
    poncamom poncamom 36-40 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    My Sister Has Become My Mother

    Last spring I chose to move closer to family.  This was a choice.  I had an apartment, I had a life... but I missed my family and couldn't afford to spend $1,000 on visits several times a year.So I relocated to the state my family had moved off to.  My sister agreed to let me...
    Sapphowolf Sapphowolf 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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    When i was a child my mother was

    so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my favourite things just because she feels those things are garbage. One of those things are like letters and cards from my friends, which i...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    Toxic Siblings

    I didn't realize it while it was happening, but I grew up in a severely dysfunctional family. I have two older sisters and two younger brothers. My father was bipolar, and my mom realized it after my oldest sister was born, but she kept having children with him.  Anyway, there...
    mystery54 mystery54 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    My mother invited herself to my doctoral

    commencement ceremony, albeit in a polite way. Despite much pain, tears, and lost energy over the years dealing with her and the things she says and does sometimes, I resolved to maintain (infrequent) contact with her, and my dad, but on my own terms. When I read her email...
    virignis virignis 26-30, M Feb 16

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    Toxic Family Makes Me Sick

    Ever since my dad passed away when I was 9, my mom began her mission...to groom me into her personal servant. Don't get me wrong, mom worked for a living and I did get what I wanted for the most part. But what I didn't know was all those things she gave me, was just a bribe to...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I Think I Do, Anyways....

    I've heard the term before, and I just did some research. Would you (anyone with a toxic family/parents) say this article is accurate?http://www.webheights.net/GrowingbeyondEmotionalAbuse/sforward/sftp.htmBecause if it is, I'm from a toxic family. Not the childhood stuff; my mom...
    Photogirl7 Photogirl7 18-21, F Feb 12, 2012

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    My Mom Trys To Control Me....

    I love my mom and I know she loves me, but she can't seem to understand why I listen to the music I do (Rock music and some emo.) I really want to dye my hair black, my hair is dark brown so it wouldn't cause much different but she won't let me. It's heart breaking when I think I...
    mysteryteen mysteryteen 16-17, F Oct 16, 2011

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    Help! Toxic Family Poisoning My Friends...who's Right?

    I have three adult kids, two of which live with my mom for various reasons. My mom has always been controlling and manipulative-she somehow managed (my fault...I admit) to make my oldest daughter (22) this way too and the both of them are now turning my youngest daughter (19...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 May 2, 2012

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    My mother was controlling

    and domineering during my childhood and early teen years. It forced me into a significant rebellion as I chose to attend a college three states away. After graduation I returned to home and found a good job, while living at home. One and a half years later I was offered a...
    stuckinacorner stuckinacorner 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    My Mother-in-law Fits Most Of The Eight Known Toxic Personality Types

    My MIL is a "victim". Everything is always about her. Everything needs to be made more convenient for her. Every decision that her family members make in their lives is subject to criticism and how it affects her. And, the biggest, real victim in this whole thing: her seven-year...
    amsivory amsivory 31-35 2 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    I'm Fed Up With These People I Have To Call Family.

    An uncle in law once said in a thanksgiving prayer that this was a family of faith. It's more like a family of hypocrites. i have spent a good portion of my life feeling guilty about my wrongs and yeah, I still do certain things wrong. But the difference between myself and others...
    sadmoon sadmoon 26-30, M Jul 17, 2011

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    My Struggle With Toxic People As Well As My Family

    Well not sure where to start. I realise after many years and many interesting life expereinces it is due to possibly the lack of coping skills I had as a child, teen and even adult. I am from a family of 3 older sisters and 2 parents. I wished they had of put me up for adoption...
    elemental elemental 31-35 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    I Am Broken Earth...(Part 2)

    I did end up moving in, and am actually writing this from a professional grade laptop Healing Water helped me pay for so I can start writing. (Which I haven't gotten past the notebook research stage yet, heh.) I just wanted to touch base because it's been a while and quite a bit...
    Brokenearthchild Brokenearthchild 18-21 Feb 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I just hung myself. The rope broke. My neck hurts. Is this a sign or just a poor choice in rope.
    toitt93 toitt93 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When was the last time i hugged someone? ''Please Please i'm begging you...'' The prase of this song in my head right now. I have no family no family support. I don't know what...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Complicated, difficult, and frustrating. Most marital arguments are over sex or money... Mine happen to be family. My in laws despise me... In the beginning of my relationship my...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 7

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    Waited for dad to be dad. Retaliated when hurt. Stole from family when young. So they punnish forever. And save money. But claim loans wreck family. To justify...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I love my family but there are many things they need to fix about themselves. If you don't know I am Bipolar and I have been since I was five. It was only this year that I was able...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M Mar 27

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    Today, I had to wear a dress. Ew. It was for the Easter service at our church. Everyone in my family who saw me in the dress were like: "Oh, you're so adorable!" "You look so cute...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Community poll time lets say you have a parent who remarries for a fourth time only two weeks after his third wife dies of cancer in hospice. (There's also indication he started...
    elephantwalk elephantwalk 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    My sister is really a immature, ungrateful and selfish person . She wasted my parents money by quitting college 3 times. The thing that makes me frustrated is the fact she doesn't...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    My mom has no respect for my privacy. She doesn't respect my sister's privacy either, and she is 30 years old now. My mom will act like a completely different person around other...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I hate my inlaws .I have never got on with them from day one and only put up with them for my wifes sake .Since her dad passed 2 years ago we only see my mother in law once in a...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My sister. She hates that I discipline my kids...I'm sorry (actually I'm not, that's sarcasm) by my kids don't rule the house. As a parent it's my job to teach and train my kids...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I swear my family comes up with the weirdest **** sometimes. Makes me wonder how the **** they put their pants on in the morning.. Smh
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    My cousin is having her first communion tonight, and I was told to wear something nice but not super fancy. So me being the introvert, who hates dressing up put on a nice pair of...
    Mcfly815183 Mcfly815183 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I am sick of being the mom. All she buys is junk food. I make her lists frequently from what wed like to eat down to what ingredients wed need and she ignores it or doesn't read...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    If any of the members that are having difficulties here, want a person to support them. I am here. I will gladly listen, help if I can, and try to support you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    Since spring of 2014 I have lost 30 lbs but I'd love to lose more. According to a few charts I'm not overweight but I feel like I am so I go on mini diets now and then (they always...
    olivia123123 olivia123123 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    My grandmother is so controlling and never trust anyone to do anything right. Also very manipulative and talk down to others. I was raised to respect my elders, but it have been a...
    DLucrecia DLucrecia 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My cousin is a lil hoe. She's 14 and been with more guys than the prostitute down the street. But you know she's fam so like can't dawg on her to people we know or who know her...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    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

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    ''I got a family who ain't blood. And I got blood who ain't family. Only the real will understand''
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    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...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Apr 3

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