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I Have Toxic Family Members

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My brother aka my best friend just told me he is done with everything to do with life and I dunno what to do cause even though we ain't family I love him like he is. I know if he...
    spookiemoogie spookiemoogie 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have a terrible experience with family members my mother was on the phone once and I heard her put my family and myself down to my sister in law she seems to like to talk about...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I feel as though I have no family. My mother left when I was very young. My dad later remarried and at the age of 16, my step mother kicked me out. I was forced to live with my...
    Sugarsparkles60 Sugarsparkles60 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Yep -_- they all do but in the end, they're still family. Can't hate them lol, just got love for them. :3
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 10

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    My mom is so nosy when it comes to my sex life. I know she's worried and wants to make sure I'm safe and won't get pregnant, but she wants to know every detail that I really don't...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh yes, sometimes I feel like I don't really have family...
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Hi I need some advice do you tell my partner how badly her father has made me feel ? Basically i am engaged to my girlfriend (lesbian couple ) her sister has recently had a baby...
    kirsto22 kirsto22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Man I'm so pissed right now. (ok I was until a few minutes ago) holiday break was fun but I can't wait to take a few hundred kilometers break from those folks again. I've had...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Tonight, I was having my normal snack. I do this every night so I don't get the shakes from being hungry. And I was sitting on the foot stool, eating and watching tv. My dad looks...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    So, tonight, I was having my snack as usual. I was coming back upstairs from getting my ice cream. I walk into the kitchen and my dad was in there getting his dinner since he got...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    My grandfather needs to stop. He takes my things and throws them away, when they're MINE and I NEED them. If I put something somewhere, I expect it to still be there when I want it...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Between her farting without excusing herself, burping and blowing it into the air, her constant talking (and nagging), trying to change my habits, trying to convert me to her...
    aintnoangel aintnoangel 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My grandma keeps nagging that she wants me to get married and have a child. I'm sorry, grandma, but I'm only 18 and I just got out of an extremely abusive relationship, I don't...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hi. I am a 21 year old student. I have previously been really sick for 3 years, I couldnt finished school at the age that I was supose to. My mom and step dad took me to hospitals...
    karize karize 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm like the outcast of the family. My family does stuff with out me and I find out about it on facebook. I have have two sisters one younger one older the older one has 3 kids so...
    kdmb kdmb 22-25, F Jan 7

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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
    3voL 3voL 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I am 58 years old. I have never seen my father nor has he seen me. I have had a number of step siblings--most of them a great deal older than I. My marriage, which failed, produced...
    Cougarette Cougarette 56-60 1 Response Jan 2

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    My family has always been pretty messed up but recently I am the only one of my parents kids to have built a stable life for myself. I am the youngest of 7 I currently rent a nice...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I am a mother of a couple young boys. I am breastfeeding them in my bed day and night. Also, I sleep with my sons in my family bed with my husband most of the time. I love the...
    mominkitchen mominkitchen 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    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...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    My family is like a Jerry springer episode.
    Floo64 Floo64 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Here's all the things my family's soap opera would contain. -Alcoholics - Drugs - Women abuse -Child abuse - Mental abuse -Tears -Runaways -Broken souls -Plot twists -Suicide...
    EvilAngels EvilAngels 18-21, M Jan 20

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    My mom has paranoid schizophrenia. She also has bipolar tendencies. But sometimes she also acts like a different person all together. I have DID and am scared that I might be...
    Thingsunseen Thingsunseen 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    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...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    My mother's cousin (I don't know what name that relation has -- second cousin? IDK :P) has schizophrenia. A little while ago, he got in a particularly nasty breakup with his...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Jan 18

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    When younger and before my Mom divorced him my Stepfather, a couple of his brothers, and one of his nephews used to play with me especially on hunting trips. Read my other story "I...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T Jan 3

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    My dad just never admits he's wrong. It can be about education, the road, or even school but no matter how good reasoning I give him he doesn't listen!
    Homocidebear Homocidebear 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    constantly expecting me to be respectful not knowing how I am really treated. Ik I am a kid and am suppose to know my place but what happens when your more mature than the people...
    jybreil jybreil 16-17, M 2 Responses