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I My Family Sucks

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    I dont know why I have always been the girl

    that fantasized about family's I saw on tv like the reruns of the brady bunch. I am the baby of five and my family will always be crazy and disfunctional and now my nieces and nephews have been pulled in to this horrible cycle. My father was an abusive alcoholic and my mom was...
    metamorphasis metamorphasis 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Abuse Etc

    90% are either abusers or snobby.I really hate holidays and what not.I hate acting civil to them.When i really do hate them.I hate them because they do the same rude and mean things over and over again.  
    shan12stones shan12stones 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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    Birth School Work Death

    short of it, my Mom got cancer, everybody else works, so I was brought out to do Hospice. I was kept penniless throughout. Could not leave the house, was only spelled once or twice in months of 24/7 service.I was supposed to be able to stay on after, as I had left jobs and...
    pksdabombdj pksdabombdj 51-55 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    What Is Wrong With Me?

    I am the baby of 4. The youngest closest to my age is 8 years older than me and the oldest is 10 years older than me. I was a surprise, one that my father (may he rest in peace) wanted to abort. I don't have a lot of fond memories of the oldest 2 sibilings as I was still a...
    abandonedalloveragain abandonedalloveragain 41-45, F Aug 16, 2013

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    My Relationship With My Family Is Going To Hell.

    This is a stream of consciousness. I feel so alone right now. I feel like no one understands me. I feel like they have forgotten everything that ive ever done for them. All the sacrifices and all the compromises. Ive devoted my life to them , yet, they never do anything for me...
    Imcomplicated Imcomplicated 18-21 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Is Abandonment Genetic?

    Obviously, as children my sister and I rarely got along. I was the youngest. I, of course, did my share of picking. She printed off my diary for my parents, went through my purse, and hacked into my email. We were never the greatest of friends, even when she finally left for...
    FinallyBroken FinallyBroken 26-30, F Sep 19, 2013

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    What Did I Do?

    I feel alienated from my family. We were close growing up and even into adulthood, but for the last couple of years, everyone has moved on with their own lives. I feel that I am excluded from everything. And now, I can't even see most of their posts on FB. My sisters and I were...
    MertBee MertBee 56-60 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Just Like Me For Me

    I'm a great person and I know that, but I'm nothing like my family. In every other situation in my life I get along with people and they like me but somehow in my family no one does. At family gatherings I try to make conversation and people look at me weird, it feels like just...
    sanantoniospurs2 sanantoniospurs2 22-25 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    Why My Sibling Can Be So Devil???

    I was promised to be a partner to my sibling 5 months ago. and my son had a very hard time with my ex. that why I gave up all my stuffs and brought my son to move out of state 1000 miles away , expecting to start a new life. I just couldn`t believe that my sibling just wanted a...
    rancher111 rancher111 70+ Nov 13, 2009

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    They Hate Me And I Don'T Know Why

    Ever since I was a kid, I was always considered to be "the good child" (or goody-two-shoes) by my cousins and later, siblings. I have two younger sisters. As I got older, and I mean late high school and university, I realized that I was tired of being a doormat and saying yes to...
    dreaming4better dreaming4better 22-25 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    I wish I had a big loving family,

    but I don't instead I'm stuck with a small family who is judgmental and dysfunctional. It's sad
    Raven1769 Raven1769 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    My husbands family has always driven me nuts....they are loveable in their own strange way, and I suppose I care for them because I love my man...but I'm at my wits end with these...
    marie022 marie022 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    at my aunts house, having desert with my mom, brother, his fiancé, her daughter, aunt, uncle, cousin, other uncle, and grandpa. brother: *repeatedly imitates how funny my grandpa...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have known for a long time that we are born to parents. We have people that share our same dna. Does this make a family? No! I have many blood dna people but they are not...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 36-40, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So every year we have a family get together around this time, my family is pretty close to each other, since my uncle died a couple weeks ago, it does feel a little different when...
    jennymomof3 jennymomof3 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I do not miss the family that I had because they are dysfunctional and abusive. What I miss is the good times I miss the children in the house for the holidays I truly wish that I...
    Green1tree27 Green1tree27 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Mother, father, brother. Those are my real family, and I still don't like them much. My brother and I have the most similarities and shared interests, but he's still been...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am so thankful for my wonderful immediate & extended family. My cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, sister and grandparents are such special people to me. We always have the best...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    My family doesnt support me. I told them that I liked a girl and they hated it. They think I'm this wounded puppy, when I'm just being myself. They take things so serious when its...
    JulietA93 JulietA93 13-15, F Dec 13

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    My 72 year old father is in Hospice Care just "waiting to die". Lung/liver cancer. Never smoked a day in his life. Hard working family man and this is how he gets to end his life...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I'm the only ****** up one in my family with disorders, mental issues, anxiety attacks etc. it sucks >:(
    kcochrane2000 kcochrane2000 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i think what this time of year reminds me is that i really have very little in common with lots of my extended family, we're so different! yes there's a certain attachment due to...
    abtrotski abtrotski 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I come from a poorer household, and have been raised to see that money isn't everything. That some of the best things in life are free. Although, my boyfriends family is entirely...
    boombop7 boombop7 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    starting today. I am no longer part of my family. both my parents have disowned me just because I am not what they want me to be sigh what a way to start the year
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My step-dad's aunt knew how much I loved my step-grandpa an how close I was to him. She knew I loved owls because owls were his favorite animal. So she is making me a quilt in...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I feel pain I do. I just don't show it, so people don't care. It sucks knowing you may hurt so badly and no one will notice and want to help you.
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "You will lose friends but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses Dec 16

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    I have tittered on the fence while the rest of my family either delude themselves or ignore what my younger sister has become. I for one am done pretending. I am done dealing with...
    Breathe6 Breathe6 22-25, M Nov 30

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    Ever since I was a child I hated my family. Mainly my distant family and sometimes my close family. They have always put me down, making fun of my weight, how I look, and what I...
    ksgirl93 ksgirl93 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    My BF and I have been together for over 2 years. Until I threw a fit (in private) until recently, they would plan vacations, weekend trips and holiday trips and he would be...
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F Dec 12

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    Family Most people think of security, support, love, a safety net, a place to turn when the rest of the world is crazy, reassurance, a shoulder to cry on, or God forbid somewhere...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    My in-law are very different from my family. My family is successful, social and very giving. I was raised by my grand-parents, who have always worked hard physically and always...
    pinok pinok 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I had a difficult childhood as one of my parents passed away while I was 7. I recently live on another continent and haven't seen my family in more than a year. Although the...
    cradleaway cradleaway 22-25 Dec 16

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    Even though we are blood, my family is NOT my family. I do not belong with them. I don't know most of my family. And I look forward to the day, when I have a family of my own...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 17

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    When the teens here say they hate their family, I get annoyed. These people are your lifetime friends, comrades that will aid you with undying loyalty. I realise blood doesn't make...
    Xhito Xhito 13-15, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Wounder why I was born into my family, can they never get together without me having to break up fights at 4am every day? can we never just have a nice family holiday together...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My cousin Preeta, has a babysitter/nanny who looks after my cousin's daughter...coincidentally the nanny's husband is my Grandfather's second cousin... There was one day where the...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have an aunt who lives in another country but is here now. She normally is never at our holidays but this year she is. And she wants to complain that people who aren't blood...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am half black and half mexican. I used to LOVE to hang out with my mother's family. All the kids and family, but I often ended up the only non-white or full mexican there...
    WizHallow WizHallow 16-17, F Dec 4

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    They really have been there for me for like the past two years. We've all been through a lot together, and I feel a lot closer to them than my actual family. My actual blood...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F Dec 14

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    "Family"... It always gives a happy feel.... Even if we just pronounce that word. Family.... Isn't it a gift chosen by God himself for us??? The word... Care... Love... Happiness...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    I've come to the realization that i hate family get togethers.. and in consequence i hate holidays. I used to be so excited for Christmas when i was younger and now with it being...
    killlian killlian 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I come from a very traditional gypsy family we have many strange ways and traditions I never did have much schooling as you may tell from my writing but from a early age of 12 I...