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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    I stuffed so much yesterday that my belly is sticking out so much today!!! People keep staring at my bloated gut and I love the attention ;)
    rubmyenormousbelly rubmyenormousbelly 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Wow! What an understatement. My home life as a child was unbearable. I want you to understand right away. I am not looking for sympathy. I have to deal with all of this...
    aplacetohide aplacetohide 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    When my lower back and stomach hurts so bad or when I get weepy.
    Vampyre76 Vampyre76 36-40, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hm, I'm just thinking how by the age 40 I probably won't have kids let alone a husband. At the very least, I want a family of some sort, or support. Friendships mean nothing when...
    surfaceme surfaceme 70+ 9 hrs ago

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    I love to have a sexual relationship with a family member. I have fantasy about my sister,some female cousins and my young nieces.
    BeefyJaygo BeefyJaygo 41-45, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When I am hurting...I can't bear to think of what would happen if I were to hurt someone else...I don't want to leave...but I'd rather hurt myself than those I love...because if I...
    ParumDaemonium ParumDaemonium 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I feel so disappointed and sad... not just now, I´ve been feeling that way since some time ago... not about anything in my real life, nothing wrong there, on the contrary, but...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My parents divorced when I was 13, around my birthday (September) And it was because I called cops on my father for domestic violence, emotional abuse and verbal abuse... My family...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260 13-15, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    my parents split up when i was 2 and i lived with my mum but after she had my brother and sister she started to spend more time with them and i became the neglected child i was...
    hater2610 hater2610 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    My mil expects people to treat her and her family like royalty but she will treat people like crap or behind their back and talk so much crap that others will treat them like...
    Darkshadows02 Darkshadows02 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Family is the best gift God gave me. ?
    CharlenneDelaCruz CharlenneDelaCruz 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed.I have a great job,a huge apartment but my family doesn't care about me.I'm facing all these stupid dramas right now.I don't have anyone to talk to.I'm struggling...
    foreveryoung321 foreveryoung321 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I feel uncomfortable around my brothers . it hard to explain this but I'm gonna start by the family tree , I have 8 sisters and 5 brothers all from one mother . 5 of my sisters...
    scincewewere18 scincewewere18 13-15 19 hrs ago

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    I didn't honestly know there were people who didn't lol. Like I always always always consider my pets just as close as my family. They have names and personalities and memories and...
    CrownJules CrownJules 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    They're not so different from many families, though they stick together, which only makes their lives worse everyday, the core issue of my family and my extended family is low-self...
    curiousdweller curiousdweller 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    In important aspect of traditions family values for me is structure. Everyone has a bedtime here, we have set times for breakfast and dinner, a chart with chores, house rules and...
    husbandanddad husbandanddad 36-40, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Feels like a trap...my mind is screaming that it is...but my heart is saying "just a little longer" my heart is an addict, It has no sense...I'm pulling it up off the floor like a...
    kuronekko kuronekko 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    hmm ladies I have a question for yall how would you like to be spoken to? and what to be spoken to about? much thanks
    theblueone111 theblueone111 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I've never really had a relevant way of talking about what happens with my family. I have been living away from home for 3 years now. It's only now that I've been back for 2...
    arj90 arj90 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've went from 91 pounds to about 118. At 5'0", by body has gotten extremely soft. My clothes are way too small for my growing body. My once flat tummy is now soft and rolls over...
    MuffinBabeXO MuffinBabeXO 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Ugh, why do I keep getting fatter and fatter? All of my fat goes straight to my belly and now all my pants dig in at the waist so painfully. Plus the only shirts I can wear are my...
    BellyStuffer333 BellyStuffer333 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I am the mother of 6 children. All of whom I love and care for deeply. I am proud of my large family and the warmth and caring we have always had for each other. As the older...
    uradreamer uradreamer 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    I am scared, in this fragile state, i am scared that i am no longer in control of my feelings (for you).
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Currently, I'm living with my mother, my younger and older brothers. I'm the only daughter so you would've thought that I would have some leeway with somethings. Unfortunately...
    Mikraqueen Mikraqueen 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Some days my emotions are easier to control than others. Tonight was not one of them. Missing my kids immensely. I miss having a family. Drank way too much to hide from my...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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