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I don't have a great family

I don't get along with my family at all. I get along with maybe..6 members of my family..and my family is huge. My family has a history of forgetting my birthday, standing me up, ignoring me, making jokes about me, putting me down, not being there for me and acting like I don't exist. A lot of issues happened with my dad and he's not in my life anymore either. When I had to choose my family over my best friend, I chose my best friend, I trust her and her family more and care about her more anyway, her dad even introduces me as his adopted daughter but when people hear that I always get told that one annoying quote. “Blood is thicker than water.” That annoys me more than anything because it's not even the full quote and if you know the full quote it's the other way. I did research on this because I heard it and got interested. That quote is saying family over friends but that actual whole quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb” which apparently means relationships we have by choice mean more than the relationships we are forced to have. I have a problem because my friends have been more of what family means to me than my own family and eery time I say that I'm looked down on because pretty much all my friends have great families, the whole perfect family you see on TV like thing and they don't understand how you can't like or get along with family and put others before that. I'm glad people I know don't know how that is because they have good family but it'd be nice to actually have someone who understands what you mean.

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angelsherry wrote on November 20, 2014, 10:31 PM

Hey, just do your best on making relationships with others. That is an important thing in our lives. It makes me frown to see that is world is so cruel that they will not even accept each other to the meaning of what family is.

Madcanman wrote on November 21, 2014, 5:28 AM

Oh, Caitydream, I could fill screen after screen with f'd up family stories. I'm sure there are more out there that have similar experiences. I've tried to smooth things out and get everyone to realize that life's too short to be so... dysfunctional, to no avail. Most want to wallow in their own sh*t, drag others down with them, and not even try. Amazing how it can suck the life right out of you. Sorry to hear about your unhappiness, though I wish you luck learning to deal with it.