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I Wish I Had A Better Family

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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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    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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    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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    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 4 days ago

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    My family mean the absolute world to me, I couldn't live without them. Yey there pains in the butts and we do argue but who doesn't Family Selfie!!!!
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    It was four months yesterday and things have gotten a little easier. I find myself getting upset anytime the anniversary comes along. Idk what I'm going to do when it's around the...
    g0backtoreality g0backtoreality 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    My family members often tell me "how good I have life, better than them" rather than trying to help me with all that's buried me over the years. They do NOT see the insides of my...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I am 34 years and the oldest of my siblings and first cousins. My mother and aunt were single parents and started birthing us all at the ripe ages of 14 and 16. Because I was the...
    snstewa1 snstewa1 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    silencerr silencerr 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Trying to be better, but still I'm doing it for other people, people I can't let go of. I f*****g hate myself for it
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    my family is too toxic and emotionally abusive for me, i can't take it anymore. i can't keep pretending i'm happy because deep inside i know i'm not happy at all. my parents never...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I lost my first love to cancer this year. Although we had broken up and both moved on long before he died he was a good friend to me before he died. In fact, he was my best friend...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    baybaetweed baybaetweed 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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