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I Wish I Had A Better Family

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    Feeling Kind Of Alone.

    Well. Another story. So, I'm a teen girl and teen girls have personal problems that they can work out with their mom right? No. My mom is I try to talk to her about my problems this is what she literally says. "Oh." And then I'm like. "Mom did you hear what I said? What should I...
    Kaidaxx4 Kaidaxx4 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Family?

    I dont even know where to begin with this subject, my family has never been there since i was born, i never had parents that cared, they abused me growing up...in ways now a days will get them sent to jail...i still try to contact them even though they ignore me and never answer...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2011

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    I Just Need To Accept It

    I think I'm at that stage where i accept my family.i accept that my parents don't love me, i accept that this family is messed up, i now know that they will never change.my family is the way it is and i must just accept and move on because honestly i cant change them and i have...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I Cant Wait To Get Away From My Family!!!

    Well my dad sends me an email telling how "grave" it is that i cut and how he never thought that i could ever be upset after 15 years of being hated at. so i read that email, start crying my eyes out and cut myself. btw this email was sent on my birthday. the next day, he...
    UmbraEyes UmbraEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    It seems really silly but if I had at least 50 wishes I feel like I would make a lot of personal changes but a l'd try to make some wishes to better the world too!
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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...
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    Well, this is not a boohoo story as I'm sure many have gone through it or will go through it in a similar way. This is my first Christmas alone in about 12 years. I had planned on...
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    Before things get to crazy if they aren't already. I just wanted to wish you and your family's a very merry Christmas. Weather you have be naughty or nice we all deserve a good...
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    dartemi dartemi 18-21, F Dec 16

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    God kill me! Oh how I hate family, can't count on them for anything except pain abuse and neglect. FML. I wish I was an orphan. FML.
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    I want to wish you and your family all the happiness and joy of Christmas. Merry Christmas.
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    63rd post. Now I'm going to start delving into the issues that have caused me the most anxiety over the years, and which I believe have led to who I am today. Firstly I will talk...
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