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I No Longer Speak to My Mother Or Much of My Family

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    Well I never really got to experience what's it was like to have a Mom or I can't remember ! When I was 5yrs old my Mom left me and my 3 siblings and went out on her own...
    Clorey88 Clorey88 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    But sometimes family are not the blood relations you are born with. My blood family is basically my mum and my brother. I never grew up with cousins and uncles and aunts. In my...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    A bit of background on me first. I am 3 months post partum with our 2nd son. 6 weeks after my first pregnancy, I looked like my pre pregnancy self again. No stretch marks. Well...
    kendrao kendrao 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    my parents got a divorce when i was 7 and every since then i have been broken, torn, i just havent been the same and it hurts to see your family split up, i have 5 brothers and...
    brianna7589 brianna7589 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have been reading a lot of these posts about passive aggressive mothers and I am shocked to see that I am not alone. I cannot speak to my friends about my experience because they...
    karineka karineka 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My mil is a repeat offender. I have noticed that many family members and friends want nothing to do with her. Below are some examples of her failed relationships. 1. She doesn't...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Well, I do have family -- up until 1993 I had 7 siblings. When they all were told my dad was dying and to come see him. I was not told until after he died that he was sick. All of...
    iamtheworst iamtheworst 56-60, F Sep 15

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Throughout most of my life, I've been closer to my mother then to my father, for various reasons, we don't get along. My mother has been the overprotective and controlling type...
    Gregory1990 Gregory1990 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    This Friday makes 2 years since my boyfriend & I been together ,within the time of being together his family have not been nice to me . I was once pregnant by my boyfriend & I lost...
    CubanSky CubanSky 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Not at all!!!! I was disowned by my family, everything got soo messed up once I confessed my dads brother was nothin but a low down POS SCUMBAG. I only wanted attention.. Was what...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am in my 30s single no children and I am the soul income in the house. I have been doing this for 2 years. It has had a large strain on my credit score, emotional state, and...
    beautifulsound beautifulsound 31-35, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    On one hand she is a caring, supportive individual to all her loved ones, friends, and extended family. Almost a doormat. She always had a stable career, although we moved a lot...
    beauty1000 beauty1000 41-45 Sep 7

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    ...but there are so many things that bother me about them. I'm currently 18, my boyfriend is 21. I moved in with my boyfriend and his family (his mom, two brothers, and two sisters...
    lostinparadisee lostinparadisee 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My ex has opted for the false domestic violence route, among other dirty tactics, in his quest to run me into the ground (his exact words) since 2009. I lost custody 2 1/2 years...
    ellyell ellyell 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Hello my fellow scapegoats, I want to tell my story to kind of release myself from my past. I have told different parts of it many times to my husband, and a friend, but I seem to...
    nomoremssnice nomoremssnice 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    This is going to be a bit long winded, so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 10

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    So......... the day has come. I found out a family member passed away via Facebook. It's been over ten years since I've seen any extended family (either side) in person. Almost 9...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F Sep 14

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    When I was 4 years old my parents were divorced. I remember 2 police cars driving up the road while my mother and dad were yelling at each other. My mother got custody of me and my...
    mymindhurts mymindhurts 18-21, F Sep 4

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    My husband and I moved to a very small home last summer with plans to sell our existing house. Our daughter was 18, graduated from high school and had plans to go to college...
    SmallTownMom52 SmallTownMom52 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    first off, I do love them but I cannot stand them I feel like I have been deceived by them but its also my fault for allowing myself to be so gullible. I moved away to Arizona from...
    onebeliever onebeliever 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    She passed away seventeen years ago. It was so fast. People are supposed to live longer than 47. I still pick something up for her for Christmas and don't realize my mistake...
    bateyegirl bateyegirl 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Did your mother ostracise other family members? Over the years my NM has cut contact with all my aunties and uncles and cousins on both sides of the family. We no longer took...
    ignoredeldest ignoredeldest 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Where do I start? My dads an alcoholic My older brother hates me My mum doesn't even talk to me I was sexually abused by my grandad from the age of 6 to 12/13. I may write more...
    tltlc tltlc 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    My mother's name was Margaret Mandarinka Simza. Her middle name was the Slovak word for "tangerine" because when she was born, her parents had no food in the house except a basket...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    It's been just over three months since I changed my phone number and initiated no contact with my mother, her husband and my aunt. Since going no contact, there was a death in the...
    ankhgirl ankhgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My brother and mother were diagnosed with schizophrenia at about the same time when I was around 9. I don't remember much from that time but I miss them. I wish I could have my...
    sighted sighted 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I've been talking about Mom a lot in therapy. I love and respect my mom but I feel like she doesn't respect my ability to make an adult decision. I have spent the last two months...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 6 hrs ago

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    My parents have been together for 41 years. Through thick and thin. They did so much for me in my life. I was very fortunate to have as many good things as I did as a kid. They...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M Sep 21

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    We don't get to choose our families unfortunately. If we did it would be nice though. I come from a very unaccepting, judgmental, conditional love sort of family and recently it...
    crystalc1973 crystalc1973 36-40, F Sep 17

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 Sep 1

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    It Really Showed Through When My Stepfather Died They flew down to California to comfort my mother & attend the wake & funeral. When they arrived at our house, I was locked up in...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I inherited all of my mother’s best qualities. Yeah my mom was a peach. She passed on so many characteristics which are just now blossoming with age. More similarities present...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm at a loss really... this family dysfunction has gone too far. It's affecting my schoolwork, how I function at work and who I am as a person. I am in my last year of studies...
    Ashlaaay Ashlaaay 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
    LadyMantis LadyMantis 51-55, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    on May thirteen, 10 at 01:07 PM All foods are A part of a cruise, so most cruisers return to your ship to consume if they are able to. If they're going on a longer, arranged...
    Temple2516ja Temple2516ja 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My family has known for a while that our mother has the early onset on Alzheimer's and we have watched her quickly go down hill. Early yesterday she called us and told us that my...
    ColumbiaTiger ColumbiaTiger 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    English (primary), Spanish (secondary), and Austrian German (conversationally).My household growing up was completely monolingual, because my mother only speaks her native English...