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I Have Toxic Family Members

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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...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 2 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...
    Photogirl7 Photogirl7 18-21, F Feb 12, 2012

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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...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 May 2, 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...
    Sapphowolf Sapphowolf 46-50, F Oct 27, 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...
    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...
    Sapphowolf Sapphowolf 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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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...
    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...
    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...
    stuckinacorner stuckinacorner 46-50, M Dec 1, 2013

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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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F Jun 26, 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...
    sadmoon sadmoon 26-30, M Jul 17, 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...
    Brokenearthchild Brokenearthchild 18-21 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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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...
    sue60565 sue60565 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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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...
    bgyldy bgyldy 41-45 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    They aren't blood, but I love them enough to call them family. They're my two best friends and I'm so scared they'll pull the trigger, cut to deep, slip into the noose, or OD...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Apr 6

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    Last night my dad made a suicide attempt, and after begging to be killed he was sedated by a doctor. He's been battling depression for years and recently had a psychotic episode...
    marksman2504 marksman2504 18-21, M 5 days ago

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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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    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional...
    blessedmess blessedmess 41-45, F Mar 27

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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...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    As I've written here, I hate my biological family. I do have a family of 5 close friends, all younger than I am. Our little group gathers on Saturday nights to play fantasy role...
    katmaninva katmaninva 56-60 4 days 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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    When I was a teenager, my family used to get me so angry. I thought that maybe it was just teenage hormones being out of whack, and I was being overly sensitive. After moving...
    Scorpio018 Scorpio018 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I am estranged from my most of my family even the two children I gave birth to. It has been a agonizing experience and the holidays were bad until I got my dog. People are suppose...
    clarity888 clarity888 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i live with my husbands brother and family,and they just allow the house to be dirty at all times,,,, arrrggghh
    stiffadak stiffadak 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 2 days ago

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    I have a annoying familie, my mom doesn't play with me just the little kids and my brothers are mean to me but my mom doesn't beilev me be coz they lye and say they aren't and my...
    Annamiya Annamiya 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Have always been estranged from them, but for the last few years, I don't even share the same space as them, and once one starts that practice, its almost a "point of no return...
    0nest0 0nest0 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was little. My father abused me badly and so did all my mom's boyfriends after him. I got my idea of what a man is to his family from my Sunday school teacher (may he...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Over the years, I have had a family bed. My husband is in the military and on constant maneuvers away from home so I would let my kids sleep with me when they were young and I...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    My grandmother is schizophrenic. I lived with her when I was young. She was afraid of me when she went into her episodes and she thought there was a demon living inside me. I spent...
    BriannaElise BriannaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Hello, I don't really know where else to turn at this point and I came across this website so here I am. I'm 24 years old and my sibling who is 29 has paranoid schizophrenia. She...
    shannankylei shannankylei 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Before I was born, my parents distanced themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never...
    normanperkins normanperkins 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Well I have veterans in my family. Always proud to be a Navy Niece, an grand-daughter of a Solider , a cousin to a female Solider! Also proud to be a friend of a Marine, and a...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F Apr 5

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    OK... so I really don't know what is wrong with me. I get these urges to have my own babies and it completely consumes my thoughts. I spend so much time just thinking about it...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Mar 28

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    So now is the time when I have to start looking at colleges and figuring out my life. In the past, there were things that I wanted to do or had a passion for and they just crushed...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 2

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    Oh boy I could right a whole book about my experience... But to keep it simple I have a schizophrenic mother. For the past couple of years her condition has only gotten worse...
    Jc0322 Jc0322 22-25, M Apr 4

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    Lately I have been longing to be a father, its a weird feeling. I think that's why I love having my nephews and neighbor kids around. It hit me really hard at the youth fine arts...
    dmsummerwind dmsummerwind 36-40, M Apr 6

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    My dad got bowl cancer 😩 don't know how to react, I just went into defense mode went out the yard and linked my mates.. Just blazed one zoot.. And tried to forget about what I...
    Sukhii Sukhii 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    and the voices they hear drive me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!
    theghostdog theghostdog 31-35 2 Responses Apr 4

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    This is something I think about every now and then. I have PCOS which doesn't make it impossible to have children but in some women it can cause infertility. So I have adjusted to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's easy to point at my mother as the "bad guy" out of my parents. After all, she was the one who was constantly yelling, cussing at us, saying she hated us and wanted to leave us...
    mindofmaster mindofmaster 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have chronic pain problems, and people treat me like dirt because they assume that I am have mental issues, not realizing how stressful it is to feel this way all the time. I...
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 Mar 29

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    A Haunting in Woodland By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective HPI (Hegelianism Paranormal Intelligence) International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/HPIinternational...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I hate her, I shoudnt but I do. She's crazy and everyone has left her because of it, I'm the only one left and now I have depression because of no support, and all my other family...
    badsideoflifeeventhough134 badsideoflifeeventhough134 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    From the moment were born, we're told who to love, just because they are "family." **** that. I don't care who you are, family or not, if you screw me over, you can expect nothing...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Last week was thought for my family we lost a family members in Mexico due to the violence and terror that is going on with the cartels and the territories my cousin was on his way...
    mariohernandez152 mariohernandez152 31-35, M a week ago

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    Last week was thought for my family we lost a family members in Mexico due to the violence and terror that is going on with the cartels and the territories my cousin was on his way...
    mariohernandez152 mariohernandez152 31-35, M a week ago

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    ​Do you exhibit signs of Meerkat-itis? Check off the symptoms: 1) You tend to have one or two close family members, not that you don't love the rest, but you are especially...
    Jujalee Jujalee 70+ 1 Response Mar 31