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I Live In a Dysfunctional Family

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    I think my 9 yr old brother has some serious

    behavioral issues. All I did was tell him to ration out the soap because its not free, blah blah blah so he starts screaming at me and I tell him to be quiet because our mom works nightshift and is asleep and screams "no" blah blah blah. I ask him to stop screaming because its...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    My Life

    I live in a dysfunctional family. As I was growing up my whole childhood of course. I basiclly had to get used to having sleepless nights because my dad wanted to fuss all the time and sometimes he still does. Have to help my younger brother especially when my dad would...
    DRBRENDA DRBRENDA 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    Awkward

    Wasn't sure where to write this but needed to put my feelings somewhere. My family and I have never been close. I don't see it as a bad thing per se just the way we are. Every one has seamed to be happy separate or maybe just not together all at once. Weather it was dad needing...
    lookin4sumthing lookin4sumthing 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2010

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    Can A Sibling Go Any Lower?

    My mom is dying.  We are brining her home in hospice care and don't expect her to live more than a week or two.  While in the hospital, my  brother stole her SSN and opened up on line banking and cleaned out her checking account.  Now he is calling my dad and...
    kw1979 kw1979 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Seriously?

    ive been in this bedroom all day now, and no one has stopped to even check on me. i could be dead. i felt cut off so i opened the door so that i could feel atleast alittle bit apart of this family since all i do is sit all damn day in my room every saturday with my dog, but...
    undeniablyMe undeniablyMe 22-25, F Nov 23, 2013

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    I know this is suppose to be more family

    problems but Tyrone, the man who my mom paid to beat me when I was 6? Yeah, either with his hands or a belt. Was my mom's lapdog. Did whatever he wanted with me and my mom granted him permission. In my room or the basement, my skin burned. I was in pain! That mother f***ing man...
    MitchTheCanadian MitchTheCanadian 18-21, M Dec 24, 2013

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    It's Too Much

    My family have always been dysfunctional. As a kid I lived on a deserted place with my Dad's family, but i Never got close to any of them. It was only me, my brother and sister, but as time went by we grew apart. I feel like there was a lot of pressure for me and my brothers...
    tatyana16 tatyana16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Immature Husband With a Nasty Stepdaughter Just Like Him

    My disrespectful husband and his daugher are so confident in their hateful ways of talking toward me. It is as if I am the culprit, the intruder of my home. She's always right, and he always backs her up. She's locked up week days, and home on weekends. She makes life...
    teddybearpomdogs teddybearpomdogs 16-18, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2007

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    My Kids Flash Like Me...

    I grew up in a very dysfunctional family with addicts, except my mom and dad. My mom had crack head brothers, a screaming mama, and she screamed too, everybody screamed, hollered, and fought each other. Now, my kids scream like me and my mom, and we don't physically fight each...
    TrustNobody TrustNobody 26-30, F Jan 8, 2010

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    A Little Bit of How I Got Ptsd Growing Up

    Where do i begin? I know, how about the fact that I have severe depression and PTSD (no cause I am a war vet, but just simply because of the dysfunction - that's putting it lightly- that surrounded my entire life). Lucky for me I made it this far, only so that I can try to live...
    HappyHolly HappyHolly 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    My brother acts like he has.

    .. What's the thing when people tick and do/say odd things? Starts with a T... Anyway he will be sitting in front of the TV and as soon as a commercial comes on, he jump up and tell or something. I'm a nervous person and that just freaks me out. When he's angry he screams when he...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F Jan 7, 2014

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    A Mess of a Family

    My family seems such a mess, I don't know where to start... My father married my mother first, my mother who is related to me by blood. They had my brother, and then 4 years later, had me. When I was 6, they decided to get divorced. I think that was the beginning of all the...
    stellarvore stellarvore 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Crowed Out By My Adult Sister

     I'm the oldest of 3 kids, I'm almost 40, and ever since I can remember my mom has always payed special attention to her middle child, my sister, and basically ignores me and my brother. Its so bad, that my sister lives across the street from my mom, and gets really angry when...
    notmomsfavorite notmomsfavorite 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2011

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    I AM 43 NOW, MY PAST HAUNTS ME.

    LIFE OF NEGLECT AS SOON AS I HIT PUBERTY. I THOUGHT MY PARENTS HATED ME BECAUSE I WENT WITH THE WRONG CROWD BUT THEY FOLLOWED A PATTERN OF ABANDONMENT THAT DIDN'T STOP UNTIL MY DAD DIED. HE ALWAYS SAID HE COULDN'T DO IT, HE REFUSED TO GET INVOLVED AND MY MOM WENT WITH HIM. THEY...
    0empathy 0empathy 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2013

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    Oh, the Lies We Tell Ourselves...

    My father is not my father.  He's Ed.  He has never been my father in anything more than a biological sense.  I love him, yes, but he has never been my PARENT.  He leaves that to my mother, which is chivalrous of him. My brother is not my brother.  Not...
    Hohnoroa Hohnoroa 16-18, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    I am at my wits end! My husband

    and 19 year old daughter clash badly. They have a love hate relationship and are both so volatile. When they clash it feels so out of control. Last night they came to blows and I was just an emotional wreck. I just don't know what to do.
    funnyfish65 funnyfish65 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    Am I The Problem?

    They never used to fight. At least not around me when I was younger. But now one mistake and it's all my fault. No it's dad. It's seems to have gotten worse the past two years. Sometimes I wonder what my parents would act like without me there. They argue almost everyday and...
    WingedGuardian WingedGuardian 13-15, F Jun 2, 2011

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    Comedy Of Errors

    1) My Brother is an electronic engineer, but most of his electronic gadgets at home do not work for months .. because he says he can repair them anytime. 2) My mom has hoarded a suit which was gifted to my dad (he passed away 30 years back), because its ‘new and never worn...
    Eddiecrow Eddiecrow 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    I'm Tired Of The Silence

    I am new to this group. I'm writing my 2nd e-book on families, past abuse, denial and addiction. Dysfunction for sure. I was physically, mentally abused in a really young marriage. I got out of that marriage by literally 'escaping" one day when he left the house which he worked...
    BeenThere7 BeenThere7 51-55 Mar 15, 2012

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    My family members of whom I am living with is

    driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer from an intellectual disorder which makes me a vulnerable target to bullies. I was bullied at school, I was abused and neglected at home. I feel so...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Oct 1, 2014

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    How Should I Know

    My mother doesn't sleep. My father is bipolar. My brother is bipolar, dyslexic, and A.D.H.D. I don't sleep and I'm dyslexic. I am also A.D.D. and O.C.D. I hate myself and the world. I wish I had a reason to be sad all the time but I don't. I have attempted suicide. This is my...
    BunyipDucksAreFluffy BunyipDucksAreFluffy 13-15, F Oct 23, 2012

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    Elastic Band

    My family has been dysfunctional since before I could remember. Apparently, my parents' marriage started out with my father physically and verbally abusing my mother. In India, he went so far as threatening to get her killed when she moved out with me. My mother came from a...
    runnningwithscissors runnningwithscissors 18-21 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    Like All Stories, This Is Long

    It is hard to decide where to start.  I am 24 years old and am currently in college while living with my parents until I finish school.  When I say parents, I mean my mother and stepfather.  When I was nine years old, my world changed as my...
    sopitty sopitty 22-25, F Jan 13, 2009

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    Did Someone Say 'dysfunctional'?

    First things first-- I am //not// here to whine about my oh-so-pathetic life. I just want to tell my story because I've never done that sort of thing before. I'm not good with talking with people. My biological mother, Velma, grew up in a foster home. She is native-american, and...
    shakeuman shakeuman 18-21 2 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    It's been rough- It all started

    when I was molested by my grandfather when I was 8. I let it go on for a few years. I always liked it though... While it was happening. Then I felt disgusting and ashamed. I'd go scrub my self down in the shower. I'm almost 18 now, and I'm still troubled by it. I never received...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    My Mom Is A Manipulative Lunatic

    I'm sorry is if this is sounds a bit manic, but I'm just so upset. I need to let it all go. My mom is over religious, she forces religion on to the rest of the family. Everyday we wake up at 5:00 and do morning devotion. She screams at my dad for going out with his friends. She...
    onetobler onetobler 22-25 Jul 9, 2012

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    Depression

    My story starts the same as any. Happy family, Mom, Dad and Daughter. Things were great, in fact more than great up until I was 16. Things started to fall. My mom started missing work and things just weren't the same. She started to get sick. After a few months of missing...
    kfreeland0331 kfreeland0331 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2009

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    My parents were forced into marriage,

    neither loved the other and with other people at the time. They hate each other and always have screaming fights involving the throwing of furniture and belongings. My brother sabotages me whenever its possible and uses force to get what he wants and when I fight back my mum...
    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    My Brother And His Wife

    Guys - I need opinions on this - before I found the experience project I posted the whole story on http://ubethejudge.net/groups/family-encounters/ - with hopes others would read and provide their thoughts. Can you take a look at the story and provide your feedback? To the...
    theVictimJudge theVictimJudge 41-45 Jul 1, 2012

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    I Can't Deal W My Dysfuctional Parents

    I'm 27 years old and the oldest of 3, my sister is 21 and my brother is 16. My parents have been married for 33 years and are very religious, they are obsessed w their religion and each other. My father has had problems w anxiety and depression for most of his life and my mother...
    rabbitimes rabbitimes 26-30 Oct 23, 2012

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    Why

          My family acts as if I dont exist and try to humiliate me every chance they get. They also do this to my children or any one connected to me. Is this typical?
    mrshafer mrshafer 41-45 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    Highly dysfunctional. I can't stand it sometimes. It's so hard living here most of the time. Everyone is so nosey. No one knows how to mind their business. No one knows how to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Right now you can really tell I'm part of the family. A dysfunctional mess. I can't seem to finish college. I don't have a job and there's not a sleeping pill in this country that...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    My brother never had a father figure even though our father lives in the same house with us. The weird thing is, even though he's physically there.... mentally he isn't. My father...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    My mother suffers from mental health issues and spends all day playing video games. She can't work anymore because she damaged her arm too badly and it'll take almost a year to...
    whisperedthing whisperedthing 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Apparently my first cousin moved into the same town as my family. We only found out because my uncle decided to tell my father that my cousin had a baby. Apparently my uncle is...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm so tired of my family fighting. I'm beginning to have my own issues of NEEDING to feel wanted because of the way my family operates and has my whole life. If you tick them off...
    jak8701 jak8701 26-30, F Jan 4

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    So I told my sister something with specific instructions not to tell other members of family. And she couldn't keep her mouth shut and now I have to deal with the other family...
    ikissedafrog ikissedafrog 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yessir - I have every kind of nut on my family tree! =P
    GlitzandGlamber GlitzandGlamber 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    My white trash part of my family is on a train wrecking run right now...Its brutal.... drugs, alcohol , wrecked cars and meth labs etc...and Mexican mafia looking for them They...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This past August, my dad had major surgery, was really sick and is lucky to be alive. I posted awhile ago that I heard this rumor ::: that I'm upset and mad that he didn't die...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    So I have an older brother. He is six years my senior. I've always been more mature and let's say "well off" than him. We lost our mother Very young and have always been close as a...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My dad is an alcoholic. My mom has a boyfriend who is an ******* and won't leave him. She's also very greedy. She also cheated on my dad with him along with a few other men. My...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 2 Responses Jan 17

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    My dad was very abusive of my mother... and he beat her in front of me when I was very young and yelled at me when I cried. So when I was 7 years old, he abused me too until I was...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been divorced for over 3 years now. I often read stories here from people in sexless marriages, hoping that maybe I can help someone either save their marriage or help in...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    It's been months since I've been on EP and when I am I simply express my emotions openly than to any other person/app whatever. Idk what's going on with my family lately...
    silentarab silentarab 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am the truth teller in my family. I was the one who ruined my mother's life because she got pregnant with me out of wedlock in the 1950's as she was on her way to work on her...
    beth4405 beth4405 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I love living in California <3 born and raised 💯👌 anybody else live in Cali?
    lexilove43012 lexilove43012 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Haunted Place - Casa de Estudillo ADDRESS: Old Town, San Diego Historic Park San Diego, California 92110 LOCATION: One can visit the La Casa De Estudillo Museum at Old Town...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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