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I Keep Getting Hurt By Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I remember when I was younger I used to beg my parents for a brother or sister I think it went on until I was 13... Anyways at around 7 I found out I had half siblings. It's funny...
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    i love having days out n spending time with my new family :-)
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    I know that I'm not really intelligent especially in English and I admit it, but what hurts me most is the person who is close to my heart was the one discriminated my knowledge...
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    any girl would like to hurt me?? pls message me :)
    bellypunishment bellypunishment 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    I am an 18years old girl. I love being independent . I love to socialise and meet different people. I like hanging out with friends . I like talking on phone and I like social...
    joxyz joxyz 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    A battle of beliefs. In life, in spirituality, in religion, in... everything really. It's cruel of her to force me into a life she thinks I shoud lead. It's expected of me to keep...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I Come From a Broken Family Excuses. So many of us have excuses. For those of us who come from broken families, the excuses come easier and more frequently. After all - we were...
    SackersonTheBear SackersonTheBear 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I ate wayy too much tonight,I am seriously so full
    rubberduxk rubberduxk 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    if I feel like I am getting too Close to someone, I tend to become distant, especially since someone, who I got really close to, Really did hurt me really bad, and I kinda kicked...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I cannot get over the hurt that my husband caused me over three months ago. I am in therapy and doing all the reading etc. I can, but I cannot seem to let go of what happened and...
    Patilud Patilud 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I went thru a very nasty, ugly, and painful divorce. I lived nearly a decade not getting into a relationship out of fear of getting hurt again. I am so grateful that I healed...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sick of caring and getting hurt...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I admire beautiful, trusting relationships. I am grateful that I survived deep family betrayal. I've lost all hope and trust in a lot of my family members. I made mistakes myself...
    nsight nsight 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Fake Mother decided to stay home, yet again this week. Lord Jesus Christ, I do not know what I did to deserve this, but she WILL terrorize me all day today because this woman is...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was in foster care until I was fifteen, then moved in with a boyfriend of mine in a studio apartment with ten other people, three of which never paid rent, they were homeless...
    JuniperGin JuniperGin 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm so exhausted and tired of this life....I get to work today to find out my co-worker and shift partner is getting a new job else where for better pay and all doing the same...
    Lachdanan Lachdanan 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This past weekend my husbands family had a big get together for his grandmothers 81st birthday. It was wonderful to see everyone on his dad's side since we barely ever get to...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My trousers feel so incredibly tight today, my huge roles of fat squeezing and spilling out the top and sides. My belly will not stop growing I keep getting fatter and fatter...
    Katefakenham Katefakenham 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I keep myself largely hidden from my family, both immediate and extended. I keep it general. It's been good for me. As far as I'm concerned, personal info is my info to give away...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used to have this middle school friend that I spent most of my school days with. I thought she was a good friend but she was selfish. She only thought about herself all the times...
    Beanyy25 Beanyy25 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I shut people out when they hurt me! Who doesn't,is my question? I think that is a wise way of protecting yourself! Why would you let people in that hurt you? You have two choices...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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