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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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    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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    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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    My parents took care of me and I had what I needed, but I never felt loved by them. They never told me they loved me or that I was special. I resent that to this day.
    spicegirl100 spicegirl100 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I wish life was different. I'm having huge fights right now with my family, because they just don't understand me at all. My parents are disappointed because I don't earn more...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I've just started a new blog at www.colliesjournal.com, talking about my step family experience. Here is one of my stories... According to childwelfare.gov/adoption/stepparent...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 10

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    Truth. I feel a better family connection with complete strangers than I do with my mother. My friends are my family. My friend Alice, we both said that we'd rather have each other...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Like a year ago I went extremely rebellious on my parents. >They gave me a 6pm curfew, I came home gone midnight- spanked. >They asked for my phone, I put it in my bra and told...
    naughtyivy naughtyivy 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Can't be done I'm afraid. These are the things you have to live with. But yes. Lots and lots of things I wish hadn't happened. And some I wish did!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I was born in a different country. My mom used my dad to get to America and abandoned me when I was 6, right after she got into the states . I was abused and neglected by my father...
    SZoa SZoa 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    i never had a family i wander wat it is like to be loved like no one cares anyway.
    lamorrie lamorrie 18-21 Oct 13

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    I wish I lived in a nudist family. It would be so much easier. I always get yelled at for walking around naked. What do you guys think??
    Carsonisthedawg1025 Carsonisthedawg1025 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    My sister has something against me. Either she is jealous or she is another mean person. She lead others to believe that im a freak. I believe that she lead my relatives and her...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    On thursday last week, I underwent a labiaplasty. The decision to go ahead came after years of thinking about it, then being too afraid, then thinking about it, then being too...
    itwasokay itwasokay 26-30, F Oct 13

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    I feel I must give you a little back story. My sister is about 4 years younger than me and has always had a bit of a competitive side. I guess I was never paying much attention to...
    Trinitey779 Trinitey779 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I never met my father, I live with a drug addict uncle who mooches off of everyone, and steals our stuff to sell, so we have to hide everything valuable but like a fool my...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    as i re arranged the furniture in my living room today, i couldn't help but feel nostalgic. i have this wooden rocker. it's not the prettiest or the most fancy of chairs, but it...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Spent the last week going through my own personal hell. Yes I know, it's what I created and what I deserved. Husband asked if it was worth it, I replied no. I never got caught, I...
    akahi akahi 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thank God I had the greatest role model in the world. Her name was Mama. My parents divorced when I was 4. My mama found herself left on her own with a small child to raise. When...
    BAMAROSE75 BAMAROSE75 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I have always been a good person who went though the actions to make my life better no mater how bad from everything from dying being brought back and learning how to do most...
    mylast mylast 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    the most of my life passed by seeing my father lying on the roads, drunk. my mother hitting me over my childhood curiosities like opening up the fridge a lot many times and my...
    smilingbabaji smilingbabaji 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I want to be the unique and beautiful goddess I once was. Right now, I am ugly and undesirable. I loved myself last week and the week before, but something happened this week that...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I wish I was dead everyday of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was 1 year old. Ever since I could remember...
    Meatball20 Meatball20 22-25, M a week ago

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    "She's dramatic and needs to grow up, i am sick of it" mom said. " I don't understand this depression ****, you're always crying and complaining"! Dad yelled. I remember all the...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey everyone I need som advice, so over the weekend my girlfriends close friend passed away. The person who passed away had a sister who I know but over all I didn't know the...
    Shado7 Shado7 16-17, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    This is what led me to ep. I need someone to talk to and understand how I feel. To say I have no family wouldn't be true. I have a husband and five children, whom I love dearly. I...
    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F 3 days 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 Sep 27

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    i wish i could be happy, smile all the time, have that perfect fairy tale of a life, be able to be ME most of all..... i hate having to pretend like i'm someone else in a messed up...
    BumpsInTheRoad BumpsInTheRoad 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I thought I'd try and get Into contact with a teacher from my childhood. I knew she wouldn't be interested. I don't have fond memories of her. She never liked me. But she had came...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I had an idyllic childhood. My mom stayed at home and was super caring and loving, my dad was the provider and made a decent living, and I had the best younger brother. We wanted...
    jerseygirl18 jerseygirl18 36-40, F Oct 7

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    I don't want to get into details about why I don't have a family but I just need to know if there are people that feel how I feel. I've always craved a family since I was little...
    krstybrght krstybrght 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It's such an awful feeling when you can barely live paycheck to paycheck. It's an even worse feeling with Christmas coming up. My family tells me to just buy presents for the kids...
    lemurgirl09 lemurgirl09 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Someone really caring and sweet, Someone to force me to lose weight XD Someone to encourage me for the things i can't do. Someone who can understand why i don't like to go out and...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not unhappy, but I'm not happy either. I don't want to kill myself, and I look forward to a potential future, but I just feel like my life won't turn out the way I want it to...
    minnielong minnielong 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Hi. My name is Ashton and I'm 17 years old. This is my story. It was my freshmen year of high school; a new school and new adventures with new friends. I was ready for the best...
    fairywarrior211 fairywarrior211 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
    Marries Marries 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I was very lonely growing up. My mother couldn't relate to me, and related to my younger sister more. I was very lonely and sad throughout my childhood, and all I wanted was...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    I was disowned by my family... didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat...
    Jamz56 Jamz56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I got into a fight on Facebook. Yep, harmless me. It was not pretty either. It takes a whole heap of stuff to make me mad but I let loose yesterday. What is it about being...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 8 Responses Oct 9

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    Mostly with my dad's side of the family. The grandparent's play obvious favoritism with my first cousins. Always taking them on vacation to the mountains, beach, etc. but never...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have had many roommates over the past few years and this year by far is the weirdest experience I have ever had with a roommate. To start of my experience, I am going to tell you...
    PlainGirl PlainGirl 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I hate all of my "friends" being only 14 i have been treated like crap, need to fix anything related to a computer? Call jp, the project we were supposed to give this morning? Its...
    JPwolf JPwolf 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I'm in a town where I never wanted to live in the first place. My surrounding environment is so hostile, atleast according to me. I feel like nobody understands me here. And my...
    calliope95 calliope95 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I Have Had Those Days I have had those days, that where, I would pretty much cry all day, and not feel any better, no many how many tears fell, or how many times, I had to wipe my...
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F Oct 13

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