I Want to Get Away From My Family

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    My family are a constant source of anxiety.

    My mother is tempermental, accusatory, childish, verbally and psychologically abusive. I'm afraid to tell her about my college grades, because this quarter I've slipped down from my higher GPA due to several factors, including the increased workload and my getting a job for the...
    Hanakko23 Hanakko23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    I love my family but there are times

    when I truly dislike them. One of those times was today. I know that at heart they are good people; but my aunts and my grandmother are just old and stuck in their ways. They are the most naive, ignorant, and closed minded people I know. It is beyond irritating to even here them...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    I'm not abused. I'm not tortured.

    I'm not hurt. But I feel like I am mentally. I am constantly yelled at and punished (grounded, etc.) for what I do wrong/ what my parents think is wrong. I'm hardly ever praised for what I do right. If I am, it's to soften the blow of an insult.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2014

    Get Away

    We all need a vacation once and awhile. Least i know that is what i need, and not looking to abandon them all.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 7, 2010

    I love my family but feel dictated

    and judged by half of them .. I lived away for a while and moved back closer now I feel that they in my business to much and it drives me mad!! I get they worry about me but worrying makes me feel I've got so many pressures to stop them worrying !!
    ozgirl25 ozgirl25
    31-35, F
    Feb 22, 2014
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