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4. My half-sister was raped by her father

“My half sister was raped often by her father, he took her virginity, and passed her around his friends. He’s now out of the picture, but having my mother and sister in the same room is very tense. Apparently my mother had no idea what was happening (all happened way before I was born), and mom feels incredibly guilty.” — ahlivia

5. My boyfriend died of a heroine overdose

“My dead boyfriend. Last summer, I discovered that my boyfriend was heavily into heroin use. I told my family about it. I left him. He went through about 6 months of rehab. And, after 6 months, 3 weeks and 1 day of sobriety, he ODed and died. He and I had started to slowly work on a relationship again when he died. I was devastated. My parents and my brother absolutely refuse to acknowledge the situation. I’ve tried to talk to my mother about it and she has said that she doesn’t want to talk about it. My brother changes the topic. My father walks away. My extended family has all been extremely supportive and loving. My immediate family would prefer to just pretend it didn’t happen.” — driveonacid

6. My sister is incestuous

“My younger sister fucks any cousin that she makes eye contact with.” — farfurfida

7. My mother spent time in prison

“Two huge elephants hang out, flapping their ears in the breeze at every family gathering.

My maternal Grandmother owned a brothel for almost 40 years.

My Mother spent time in prison, before she met my Father.” — Mojothewonderdog


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