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I Keep Getting Hurt By Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 254 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2008

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    I met a great guy recently and things are going well already. I like him a lot already but I'm afraid of getting hurt. We connect so well and he is what Ive been looking for. I...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's frustrating, because the married man wants to talk to me and get to know me and talk about sex to me, but all the while he is still "in love" with his wife. I don't...
    giggletree giggletree 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    i have no clue of what to do. I feel alone even when i know I'm not. I want to be loved and have a meaningful relationship but when i do i always get hurt.
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm positive that even after this year is over, I will continue my life alone. Why would I ever risk being destroyed again? Doesn't seem at all healthy to put myself in a position...
    dissolution dissolution 22-25, F Feb 17

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    I love my girlfriend so much but the girls before her have hurt me so bad that i'm not even me anymore. But i really like Erin(my gf) like i love her. Im just scared like really...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I feel like she wont hurt me but at the same time, i thought that about all the girls i dated. And they all left me leaving me broken... I'm scared.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I can be bear it if other people hurts me unless it's those people that are important to me.. it's another story that leave me teary-eyed.
    missedconnection101 missedconnection101 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am too scared to fall in love. This girl that I like (we say we're boyfriend and girlfriend but we're not official) just went to her ex's house last night and hasn't texted me...
    ofskies ofskies 18-21, M Feb 8

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    this is how my life is..... just messed. heihiuhdoibkjboin,/,dJ;KF'PK[KVK;W4 8678f 5 kofmlknpovk'pv' 's ' c;odkp'lf [e;w[ ]olv]pk'vm'lfe ke'fkj'pel fl...
    kanth123 kanth123 26-30, M Feb 17

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dad is getting married again, for the 4th time now. I know he loves this woman but that's the problem he fall in love so fast.. My mom died when i was still a baby and my dad...
    emmaweirdfella emmaweirdfella 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I don't know who to believe....or who to trust.... I just want to end it... I'm done with getting hurt... I'm tired of getting hurt...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm always the one getting hurt. i open my heart always and it's never reciprocated...it's almost like I enjoy getting my heart broken...makes me remember.that I'm not worth loving...
    canikeepyou canikeepyou 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Guys,he just told me that he loves me and I know he means it. I'm just scared because sometimes I feel like he doesn't want me half as bad as I want him and doesn't make as much of...
    prettyboo711 prettyboo711 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    My family is my biggest strength... Dad was the true inspiration.. He was, is and will always remain my hero.. But he passed away last year.. Mom is keeping us strong... Family is...
    Waldena Waldena 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    it hurts that there are millions of emotions bottled up in your chest that you can't even express. all these emotions are eating you and digging into your skin and killing every...
    xmessofadreamerx xmessofadreamerx 18-21, F Feb 15

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    I'm getting married July 10th and I'm suppose to be planning all this stuff. my fiancé is a over the road truck driver so he can't really be here to help and I've always been kind...
    Happythoughts7771 Happythoughts7771 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My daughters father and I were surprised when we discovered I was pregnant with our daughter. He was still in the middle of a long drawn divorce. I gave him the option of not...
    autopilotkamikaze autopilotkamikaze 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Unpredictable, sadistic, inferior, dishonest, erratic, envious, competitive, jealous, and cruel are words that I would use to describe the people who were my family. There wasn't...
    lovesflowers lovesflowers 41-45, F Feb 2

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    The thing about growing up in a family harboring systemic abuse is there is a culture of silence. This isn't an order to be silent, it is a subtle hint in the air that lets you...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I don't hang out much with my friends in the uni. I mean, I'm with them when I'm there like when waiting for the next class or lunch but I don't go out having fun with them much. I...
    ellen023 ellen023 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I was unpacking the rest of my stuff and I found this letter from my dead mum. I remember when she gave it to me. I was so mad at her and I thought she was stupid for thinking this...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I need advice. I'm getting divorced. Should I pay my ex for 1/2 of a shore house ( 2nd home) on the bay in NJ. Or sell the shore house to buy a bigger primary house. I have 4 kids...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I started talking to a guy about five months ago. He and I started dating three months ago, and last week he told me he loved me. The other day, he informed me that he and his ex...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i understand when it's my sister making fun of me, kicking me out of her room while hitting me with a shoe, punching me in my arm for making fun of her... that's what siblings do...
    Tomboygirl98 Tomboygirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I really don't know if anyone really knows. A few of my closer friends know what I'm going through, but honestly I don't think they could ever understand how useless I feel. I'm...
    lowellwolf lowellwolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Here it goes ... I never got the love I really needed from my mom or dad. Yes they provided food on the table clothes on my back a shelter . But my home doesn't feel home I have a...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Me and my boyfriend meant when I was 16 and he was 23, I thought I knew everything but unfortunately I did not. 6 months into the relationship I felt pregnant, scariest moment of...
    judith992 judith992 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I feel like I'm overflowing right now; there's too much going on. But I can't talk to anyone. My former best friend blabs everything I say to my work colleagues. We don't...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Let's see... I hurt inside, I spent my childhood feeling that I could not do anything right. I became an adult and always had friends changing plans on me and only being there for...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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