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What do you do when even your own family treats you like complete garbage?

Ava 2013/07/23 01:38:57
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  • D 2013/07/23 06:26:14
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    D
    +1
    If a family member was ever to treat me like garbage, I would walk out of the door, break all contact with them and excluded them from every aspect of my life until they have gone to see a psychologist and have apologized to me in the presence of the people they had insulted me in front of, if any. Fortunately, I have not been mistreated or disrespected by any member of my family neither as a child nor as an adult, because *gasp* they actually practice their Christians’ ethics instead of using them like a weapon against other people.

    But I have had adult bullies yell garbage at me and because of those awful times, I learned that I actually have a choice in such situations - to either stay and be humiliated like a fool or to walk away with dignity, or in cases where I couldn’t walk away, call the appropriate law authorities into the situation or make preparations to leave safely.

    The minute I took control over my own life, my life started to change for the better. Now at the age of 60, I am very happy and content, surrounded by those who love me and by people who respect me.
  • The New Old School 2013/07/23 05:48:41
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    The New Old School
    +1
    I would suggest simply having nothing to do with them for a while and sticking with it. Don't cut them off forever, but a few missed holidays will usually change their attitudes. I've had to do that more than once and it made the relationship better.
  • poet4justice 2013/07/23 04:39:21
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    poet4justice
    if you feel that you are, you are most likely to be a complete.... otherwise ignore it
  • THE BEACH 2013/07/23 04:25:48
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    THE BEACH
    I've never had that problem but I'd have a sit down w/ them about it.If they don't listen to you then the best thing you can do is do good for you then you can eventually leave.
  • runningintriangles 2013/07/23 03:10:24
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    runningintriangles
    +1
    ...I did not click nothing.

    I generally just leave. I used make a fuss about it, but frankly, I've gotten to a point in my life where I don't see much point in reasoning with my mother anymore, it's just a waste of time to attempt to reason with irrational people.
  • Ava running... 2013/07/23 03:11:24
    Ava
    Great answer, I totally agree!
  • Robbb 2013/07/23 03:05:15
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    Robbb
    Or just stop giving them a reason for doing so.
  • Urchyn 2013/07/23 02:35:31
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    Urchyn
    +2
    My so called "mother" was never a mother. I tried for 21 years to get along with her, but nothing was ever right or good enough for her no matter how hard I tried. And, I really tried hard! Finally there came a day I was done, totally and completely. I left and never came back till my dad was sick; when she died I didn't go to her funeral, and I don't feel guilty about it. Sometimes you have to move on.
  • Kash 2013/07/23 02:25:30
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    Kash
    I move away and form my own family of people who love and respect me ask do them. And the family that treated me like garbage, leave them out of my life
  • Kidasha 2013/07/23 02:22:00
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    +1
    Try to distance yourself as much as possible. Find a spot away from them where you feel relaxed. Try to surround yourself with other people that care about you.
  • Ava Kidasha 2013/07/23 02:33:50
    Ava
    I'm currently in the process of doing this. Thanks for your advice!
  • rand 2013/07/23 02:04:32
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    +1
    Strive to become independent of them as quickly as possible. Remain kind before and after.
  • Jesse 2013/07/23 02:03:35
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    +1
    I got pregnant (:
  • Nat™ 2013/07/23 01:58:24
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    Nat™
    PROVE THEM WRONG!
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2013/07/23 01:49:40
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    Go to.my room and blast music. You ok? :c
  • Chukroast 2013/07/23 01:47:13
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    Chukroast
    Take stock of my shortcomings.
  • ken 2013/07/23 01:43:47
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    +3
    Tell them to get screwed.
  • Ava ken 2013/07/23 02:33:22
    Ava
    LOL nicely put :P

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