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I Have Toxic Family Members

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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 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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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...(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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    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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    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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    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 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 "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 3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    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 Jan 27

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    Hi everyone. My name is Becca and I'm writing from a UK charity called Stand Alone. We're currently in the process of researching family estrangement, and are looking for...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 5 days ago

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    dear extended family members, it's great when you requested me to be friends on social media. I thought it would be a good opportunity to connect and catch up on life since you...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Grandpa is 85 years old,currently live with us! He won't have many years to live in this world ,also I do not wann blame my family ! There are so many sad memories ! I am a big...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Who will u trust when your family can't be trusted Or just choose not to trust again
    VincentW99 VincentW99 22-25, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My family is home for 5 minutes, and already everyone is yelling...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses 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 4 Responses Jan 28

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    i am 39 and am/was the first born..oldest grandchild etc..until a few years ago..my dad found out he has another daughter 8 months older then me...i tried to be happy about it but...
    meldesavage meldesavage 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Am loosing my temper at work with my brother. I have 25 years experience on my industry and he was out of work for like ever. so now he has like 12,minutes experience and he's...
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    First, I know that everyone is different, they battle their own demons and whatnots, but I just can't tolerate certain traits of people. This person, I don't even know where to...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I would tell why but it's a lot, but since I was 10 I haven't had a family to go to not talk to. Right now I live with well let's just say one of satans wives. I am trying to find...
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have no contact with my family and its left me feeling very alone and scared for my future. I set up a forum for people with no family support. You can find it here: www...
    krissie35 krissie35 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I believe that my mother has schizophrenia, and I am the only one in my family who thinks that she has a problem. I really want to get her some help, but my dad and my sister...
    mcgradyyeah mcgradyyeah 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Yeahh want to be a lawyer and everything but I would so give it up to be a housewife. To me having children and a husband is more important, making sure they all looked after will...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My wife has some disabling mental issues and cannot do anything meaningful. She just...sits. Despite good grades and a keen intellect, my daughter is not dealing well with school...
    straytian straytian 41-45, M Feb 13

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    Well they haven't diagnosed my sister yet. But my dad think that she might have schizophrenia because she's showing some signs of it. She's going to see her psychiatrist on Monday...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I've known I've been a lesbian for as long as I can remember! I've had many secret girlfriends which I've met on Instagram, facebook etc. I have met up with 3 girlfriends, my...
    maddiefreeman maddiefreeman 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I literally cannot stand my sister. I can't wait to move out so I can be away from her. She is the most selfish and rude person you will ever meet. She's constantly saying hurtful...
    creativecats creativecats 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    dont we all?? some are just less obnoxious then others..lol
    meldesavage meldesavage 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    You're on your own in this world, don't forget that Gen Y (Millenial Generation)
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M Jan 28

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    What can i say anymore?? This quote tells everything what i want to shout!!
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Just talked to my uncle in the hospital. He sounds like he's doing better then what the rumours said. Glad I got to talk to him myself. He'll be coming home soon. Maybe I'll get...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 9

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    This was a question I posted about the movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". This movie came out years ago and ever since I heard the name of the movie, I always felt this...
    darkdecember93 darkdecember93 18-21, F Feb 14

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    anyone know any websites/poetry/books that are good about having a loved one who is sick with this?
    darkdecember93 darkdecember93 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14