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Too Much Drama

I'm not close with my relatives for a few reasons.

1.  I am not like any of them.  I don't think like them and I don't live my life like them.  I don't have the same interest as them. 

2.  I don't want drama in my life and I don't want to be in others drama.  Just about all my relatives live for being in each other's drama.  Not me.

3.  I don't believe in ignore it it will go away or don't say anything.  If you must say something then don't tell the truth that way you don't hurt someone's feelings.

4.  If I didn't look like my mother I would swear I was switched in the hospital nursey.  How can I be sooooooooooooooo  diffeent from my extended family?

These are the reasons I am not close to my relatives.

Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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oh god, I'm the same way. You'd think I wasn't even related! It is amazing how far the apple can really fall from the tree for some people!! usually, the differentness is for a reason--the family of origin has wrong ways of thinking and being and the different child is like a revolution that shows the right direction for the family, though they never take it out of stubborn ignorance. Some people just never change outmoded ways.

2 and 3 for me too....my mum and i are like to peas in a pod. I look in the mirror and see her face. The drama is nerve wracking. Walking on eggshells, making a mental note of what you say at all times as it will get twisted and turned into something so diffenrent. Its so energy consuming, i stay away as i dont have that kind of energy anymore. Need it for my family.

i can definitely relate to#2 onle your list. my dad and 1 of mysisters have caused too much trouble and pain over the years. i can't be bothered with them. it's a shame when u have to cut family out of your life but they give me no choice.

yes, and if your relatives are like mine they are unhappy and at one or the other most of the time for something. Drama, Drama, Drama, don't need it, don't want any part of it.

A lot of 1, 2 and 3 with a dash of 4 for me too!