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I Have Toxic Family Members

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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 1, 2013

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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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    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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    KeeWee812 KeeWee812 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I grew up with an abusive father, alcoholic and drugs came before his daughter. My mom and dad divorced when I was 12, shortly after my dad married the neighbor lady. She has two...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M Jul 23

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    I would suspect that many of us with more than 3-5 people in our families could probably make this claim. I have a FANTASTIC family for the most part, but it is quite large, so...
    licoriceandlace licoriceandlace 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I try to have a close relationship with my mom and sister but they never want to talk. My sister doesn't keep any secrets I tell her neither does my mom. I want to have a close...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Well, its my wifes family. They're ok , just, I have NOTHING in common with them. Whenever there is a get-together I feel SO out of place. One sis-in-law and her husband are very...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jul 28

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    I can't stand my overprotective mother. She is never satisfied. Everything has to be perfect all the time. Me and my little sister has to have the perfect jobs, the perfect grades...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    Instead of going out with friends and having fun my mother said to spend time with my family who isn't even doing anything. I hate this.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M a week ago

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    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...
    macbeth1217 macbeth1217 61-65, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Everybody in my family has fell apart. No ones ever got married or had a huge family. Everything has just been so unloving. I want a huge one in the future. I want to expirience...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt 16-17, F Aug 8

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    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...
    Peasoup05 Peasoup05 41-45, F Aug 4

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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...
    KatieRose88 KatieRose88 22-25, F a week ago

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    One day I hope to be a mum. I would very much like a daughter. The whole thought of falling pregnant is a scary one....but I'll be with right guy when it happens, we have spoken...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Aug 10

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    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about two days ago. I thought we caught it early, but today on top of having two lumps in her breast they found another one. The doctor says...
    boomkimchaloy boomkimchaloy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I asked my mother a simple question. She doesn't need to be a ***** about the answer.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M Aug 3

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    It sucks being the step brother for 10 brothers and sisters,no matter what you do you will never gain their love and respect ...
    hopsin22 hopsin22 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My wife of 28 years died as a result of pancreatic cancer on Monday morning 4-8-14
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    My big brother, a royal marine, couldn't imagine anything to be more proud of in the world
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F Aug 13

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    Been there. Iraq, first gulf war. Memories are far off. I know I made a difference. I was in Special Ops and flew missions into the theatre that weren't posted on CNN or any media...
    shadowplt shadowplt 46-50, M Aug 13

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    My wife of 29 years died on the 4th of August and was cremated yesterday 15th of August. She had terminal pancreatic cancer Is there anyone who's been through the same...
    Rogerrowley1947 Rogerrowley1947 66-70, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My siblings hate me. My brother hates me for standing up for my mother for the way he speaks to her, he threatens to beat me up & my sister calls me fat. My mother backs up for...
    bluethomas bluethomas 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. Then a year ago it got bumped up to Crohn's Disease. It's funny I always knew something was wrong with me since I...
    Starkillera Starkillera 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    my family are nice people don't get me wrong. I love them and they do love me. I just don't feel like I can be myself around them. Granted to an extent, I think people will have...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
    Moteanu Moteanu 41-45, F a week ago

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