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I Keep Getting Hurt By Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 263 People

    Learning To Deal

    I come from a very large family. I've never been alone and yet I have been lonely my entire life. For some reason, unknown to me, most of my family has never accepted me. Some of them actually tell others, in the family, that if they associate with me to not bother associating...
    NKDing NKDing 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Almost Through The Season

    Sometimes I think that if I can just get through Christmas I'll be OK. Then I forget about how emotional the "after Christmas" can be. Thats when XYandZ return to their respective homes and My parents decide that it is now safe to visit with me and my family. I am...
    NKDing NKDing 51-55, F Jan 3, 2013

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    My Disfunctional Family

    I actually started out with a very functional family. I have to say that every holiday was special and we were all very close and cared about one another back then. My mother died when I was fairly young and my family's entire value system seemed to have shifted forever. I am...
    CatastrophicDreamer CatastrophicDreamer 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Not Very Nice At Times

    While my parents where very loving, funny, and respectful to me and my siblings...they did have some problems. My dad had a very bad **** addiction and he still struggles with it to this day. This made my parents fight non-stop all 18 years of their marriage. My father was also...
    Spedunk Spedunk 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2009

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    Just Not Good Enough

    I am the eldest sister of four siblings. I have always been protective and my personality is such that I would suffer or do practically anything to keep my sisters safe, if needed. I have always been that way. I also like to be close to my family members. Well, "like" isn't the...
    fulltimehobbyist fulltimehobbyist 41-45, F May 15, 2012

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    And The Holiday Season Is Upon Us!

    I HATE this time of year. I have always believed in big family celibrations and children running around. Laughter and stories and catching up on what is going on in each others lives.Now it is just my husband and I.I am not allowed to celibrate the holidays with my parents or...
    NKDing NKDing 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    But..... He's grandad.

    He would never do that. Seriously. I feel like necking myself every time I remember actually thinking that. It makes me feel physically sick. Who manipulates people like that? Their own family. Your own kids. Your late wife. You saw how much she loved you. Your daughter, you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13

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    I Have A Toxic Family.

    When I was 5, my mom left my brother and I because she was headed down a long and dangerous road. I was left with my grandmother and cousin, and my brother was left with an aunt. My brothers dad took him in, raised him for the rest of his life. I stayed with my grandma and cousin...
    morbidkittie13 morbidkittie13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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    It Can Always Get Worst!

    So it it just a few days before Christmas. I haven't had any time off because I don't know how to say No. That's fine. That's me. As if it wasn't bad enough that I am not welcome or included in the Christmas celebration at my parents house. Thanks to XY and Z, now my father has...
    NKDing NKDing 51-55, F Dec 21, 2012

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    Story Of My Life

    Basically my family is that fit one who constantly goes to church and I'm the odd one out because i like to show people in different . My dad left when I was 4 then my mon took the party life basically I raised myself she would try to cover her absences with gifts and they worked...
    Sasy0102 Sasy0102 13-15, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Unsuccess

    My Dad died a long time ago. My Mom is cold and distant. My siblings are like strangers. I tried to hug my mom when I was 4. She pushed me away and said not to be stupid. I still remember it to this day. When I call, she doesn't even say hello...she answers the phone with 'What...
    HypoCriticaLie HypoCriticaLie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    Need To Get This Out Of My Chest.

     I was born out of wedlock. What so many would consider a bastard child. My father was married when he met my mom. My mother knew he was married, but he promised her that he would get a divorce. They loved each other, but apparently he couldn't get a divorce from his wife...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    I Hate Being Excluded And Want To Know If Being Mad Is Wrong

    I do not wish to name names because I am not that way. However I need my questions answered.They are however in my family. Person A orginally said I could go with them to Disney world with person B and the three of us would have fun. Well two days before person A said they did...
    ihateexlcusions ihateexlcusions 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    But We Are Family (as Long As We Get What We Want)

    That is My families pet term when they want to shovel some pain My way. My brother the pot head addict "borrowed" My flat hauler and when he finally returned it it was beat. Than He demanded to move in with Mom and me. My mom bought him a house but "it makes him sick" Well clean...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch 46-50, M Mar 27, 2012

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    New Years Resolusion

    This year I resolve to deal with this family issue. I have decided that I will have a sit down with my parents. They are the only ones that are important enough for me to deal with. I will let them know how I feel and how this has effected me. For a longer term fix? My husband...
    NKDing NKDing 51-55, F Jan 11, 2013

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    Things Are Looking Better...

    Recently, my biological father contacted me. Took him a while to find me again, but he's made me see that I'm not alone, or strange with my little quirks. I feel better, I have siblings now that welcome me with open arms, and it certainly is fantastic to know that they all have...
    lowheart lowheart 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    No More- I've Put My Foot Down

    My family has been a constant source of pain and abuse in my life since I was born. They are all addicted, alcoholics, thieves, manipulators, etc. They have screwed me personally over many times, and they have screwed over the older members of my family for years longer. It used...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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    Well I don't really see my mom because we live in different states and I don't really like her lifestyle of living,like she's on her 4th marriage now and that really bothers me,and...
    anastasia11 anastasia11 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Let me be very specific. I hate and want nothing to do with my father and mother or any of their children except for my younger sister or my mother's family whom I never met. I...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sorry if this bothers anyone but I really want to get this off of my chest. Okay so Im in a relationship and things were really nice and fun on the beginning but recently I?ve...
    shiveredwolf23 shiveredwolf23 18-21, T 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    So my first love is amazing. she is the type of girl that goes well with me... the only thing is she refuses to see it. the first time we only were able to talk through texting. i...
    mrblue717 mrblue717 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Ah yes, this is me. I love nothing more than to cuddle together while watching TV or a movie, or even if we are talking. I'm the kind that my hands are always touching my man...his...
    zooloothe1st zooloothe1st 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Painkillers help to slow down my thoughts, numb my mind, I don't take them all the time but ocassionally when my shoulder hurts I'll take advantage of it and take more painkillers...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I started date him on july 15 and we broke up last night on july 30. It was my will. I just can't handle the pressure in my heart and my mind whenever I see my family and him. He...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ3L-5o3VuQ It's a pretty world in this song but it wasn't a part of my marriage. It was overwhelming and beautiful in the beginning. I felt I...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to believe in love. Then I realized that it was a one-way path. Maybe I'm tired of walking...
    DizKord DizKord 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Wedding planning is STRESSFUL. My fiance is a wonderful man and I am so glad to have him in my life. However, his family is another matter particularly his aunt. She had bombarded...
    VoodooChild9302 VoodooChild9302 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have let a few people into my life and let them see the real me, however it's scaring me that they know that person. I think it's time to retreat back into my "concrete box" and...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    All they see is a moody girl. They dont care to ask whats wrong. And when they do, they dont try to understand or let me explain why. They expect me to let them know everything...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    All my life I was told yo always do better even when I got hurt and now it makes it miserable to do the one thing I love and that is running. I pushed my self to do better so I...
    SlimsB SlimsB 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Ok how do I explain this? So one day this pretty girl sent a friend request on Facebook. I didn't know her, no mutual friends but I accepted. A short time later she sent me a...
    TheGreatMelanzo TheGreatMelanzo 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Ayan’s 26th Birthday In God grace, today mark another year of journey for my beloved brother. We've been together for quite long. He is my brother, my best friend, my...
    ragica ragica 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I can't stop eating. I try and try, but I constantly find myself waddling to the fridge for yet another snack. My belly wakes me up in the middle of the night, rumbling like crazy...
    anatome anatome 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I am 13 going to be 14 in a month. I have been abused by my family since I was in 2nd grade. my dad was the 1 to start to abuse me. he used to just yell and scream at me bur now he...
    misprisy101 misprisy101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I know in your eyes, I did the most unimaginable, unforgivable thing. I am human. I did what I did to forget all the hurt, disappointment, and to keep from having horrible...
    purtyinpink17 purtyinpink17 36-40, F Jul 21

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    I know it's wrong to hate on family but I'm just so angry at them all the time.All the pent up frustrations since I was a kid, its just getting harder and harder to keep quiet like...
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    When I was 17 I would attend weekly church activities. One day though, my step mother told me to stop getting rides from the church leaders. She wanted me to walk home because she...
    Amauna Amauna 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I wear my heart on my sleeve and It gets hurt more often. Maybe its why i choose to isolate so im not getting hurt again.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 19

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    last time.. i asked a girl out....she was all good, pretty and nice,..but then...i found out she was with someone else i guess she didn't like me at all .And I"m scared that..if i...
    IsaacXavier IsaacXavier 13-15, M Jul 19

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    After 11 years of marriage I am getting a divorce. The part that hurts the most is that I won't get to see my 3 kids everyday anymore. We have decided on split custody. I will...
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M 11 Responses Jul 18

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    Ok so I guess I've always had a dysfunctional family. Always lots of shouting, screaming, throwing played etc. I used to cry in my bedroom everyday and night because my parents had...
    Idgaf15 Idgaf15 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My parents divorced after my brother, he was an infant and I was 1yrs old. When they got divorced, I used to ask my mom a lot about my dad and why he isn't living with us anymore...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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