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Do You Have a Contentious Relationship With Anyone in Your Family?

It's no secret that Spencer and his younger sister Stephanie don't get alone, but it seems like he constantly goes out of his way to be mean to her. If he's not reminding her how much he dislikes her then he's making her look foolish in front of her friends, and last night's episode of The Hills proved just that. As we all know, families can be complicated, so tell us, have you ever had an contentious relationship, like Stephanie so clearly does, with anyone in your family?

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kia kia 8 years
My sister hates me. Hate is a strong word, but it accurately describes her reaction to me. She is a hateful person these days and I try to excuse her behavior, but it has gotten in the way with the rest of my family. She is just mean and I want her to be a happier person.
Colleeninator Colleeninator 8 years
I don't really have a CONTENTIOUS relationship with anyone in my family, but pretty much every last one of them is bastards, and I avoid them like the plague. My mother, while not being a bad person per say, is a complete moron and has very backward ideas about how the world works. My husband and I get in petty arguments with her all the time because she has a difficult time grasping simple concepts and refuses to THINK about anything.
Anniina Anniina 8 years
My family is not easy. I only truly respect my mother. I try to understand the rest. Except for my dad, I hate my dad. I do "love" him because he is my dad but... It's actually very simple.. They've got bad temper, they're mean and have small/closed minded thoughts.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
I have 3 brothers, and the oldest one is a raging asshole. When we learned my Dad had cancer this past July, I went to spend almost 3 months with him, and my little brother was there most of the time too. My older brother showed up for just a day, spent the whole time talking about himself, putting on a show like a 4 year old brat, and found the way to say something really nasty to me before the end of the day, which had me run to my room and cry for an hour (okay, maybe that was a bit emotional, but when your Dad has stage 4 lung cancer, you get a free pass for over-sensitivity). AND he used my very expensive shampoo when he took a shower. Since then I won't take his calls. I'm glad our Dad is on his way to remission, because I couldn't have stood at his funeral next to this jerk and pretended to love him.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
My mom's mother likes to get everyone fighting - she flirts with my dad and brother (they refuse to be around her anymore as she cheated on her taxes and almost got all my dad's clients audited, and my poor brother is just creeped out), and insists that her son and daughter (my mom's brother and sister) have an incestuous relationship that has been going on for decades, even though they live 400 miles away from each other. Plus she likes to remind my sister that I got the big boobs but my sister's the thin one. Charming woman. My mom cries every time she has to see her, but good ol' Catholic guilt forces her to drive five hours each way every few months to make sure grandma's paying her bills and hasn't burned down the apartment.
austerity austerity 8 years
all of you, actually :)
austerity austerity 8 years
i'm sorry for all the stuff you guys have gone through...HeidiMD, you sound like one strong chick..
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Oops forgot something... it's not my contempt though. I know that I have two half-sisters that are my father's daughters. They are younger than me and Caucasian. My mother's black which makes me biracial. Well, at the time my that father was married to their mother (he cheated on my mother with her and married her)it so happens that his then wife's parents were racist and wouldn't like my father if they knew he had a half-black daughter. So they never told them that I exist. I had to act like a cousin to my sisters the one time I saw them. We were 13,and I think 7 and 4... the bad thing is, shortly after that their mother cheated on our father with their now (I guess) stepfather and she and my father divorced. I have never seen or had contact with them. So, their mother and our father (who I haven't seen since 2000) robbed them of a big sister, a beautiful niece and two adorable nephews. It's tragic what adults who can't get their shit together can do to children. I don't look for them. I think it would shake up their entire worlds so... I just pray for them. thanks... I just needed to vent that. :)
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
My mom left when I was three; my brother was seven months old. She never told my dad that she wanted a divorce, never even mentioned that she was slightly unhappy. One day, instead of going to work, she went to the airport and moved to Phoenix, leaving my dad a freaking NOTE on the kitchen counter that she "just couldn't do it anymore." I guess she could, because five years later, she showed up out of the blue demanding that my father divorce her because she was getting married to another man. She has since had two children with him. My brother has a tolerable relationship with her (and our two half-sisters), but I just won't make the effort. When she found out I was getting married, she once again just showed up, this time in Seattle, insisting that she wanted to help me plan my wedding and buy my wedding dress, even though I refused and told her that we were paying for the wedding. When I found the wedding dress I wanted, she just bought it anyways while I was still changing out of the dress in the fitting room! She thinks that, just because almost thirty years have gone by, I've somehow forgotten that she just ditched us and that it's all okay because I'm 32 and apparently supposed to be over it. It is so f*cking ridiculous.
maddiemom maddiemom 8 years
My immediate family is great we all get along, now even more since my brother, my sister, and I we all had our first kids in the same year! However my crazy aunt mom's mom is insane. If I never see her again I would not care! She is insane! Controlling! And a terrible mother thankfully one of her kids has realized how insane she is I just hope that the other two will do so as well. let me just tell you how insane she is! She MADE and I am not exaggerating! She made my two cousins become anorexic! No JOKE they are my age(24) and both look like they are sixteen and about to break, it is very sad, one of them asked for our help and we tried but her mother put her foot down because she doesn’t want fat daughters! ….to my aount: you are a Crazy B*tch!
lauraxtc lauraxtc 8 years
My sister. I love her to death but she is so resentful, dramatic and closed minded. it drives me nuts.
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I get along with all my immediate family. We have our spats and right now my brother and I aren't doing great. (but it'll work out) My extended family? Don't get me started! Can't stand some of them.
austerity austerity 8 years
There are a lot of mean people on my dad's side of the family; it all boils down to my grandmother (dad's mom) who is a SUPER biotch and has hated my mom from day one. My dad was always the least favorite child, which makes my sis and me last-ranked grandchildren. Grandma has always poisoned the rest of the family against my mom, my sis and me and treated us with contempt. What makes me the angriest is that she has interfered with my cousin sisters and us having good relations with each other; she just can't stand others being happy together, so she poisons them. I am sure my cousins and me would be closer if it weren't for her politics. It's all out of sheer jealousy I guess (my sis, mom and me are all successful and confident), plus she just can't stand others being happy. Eighty years and she still hasn't mellowed down. You'd expect someone at that age to reflect on what they did wrong in their lives. I've always indicated to her that she may be able to f** around with other people, but definitely not me. So she hasn't dared. If reincarnation exists, I really wish my mom would get better in-laws in her next life. Whew.
psterling psterling 8 years
My mother drives me crazy, but always in the most well-intentioned way. My sister and I used to be like this but we're really close now that we're older.
indielove indielove 8 years
I can't stand some of my extended family. They can be very selfish and overbearing. Within my immediate family, we have a great relationship but not perfect.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I have a brother, sister, sister-in-law and brother-in-law that I don't care to talk to. I'm pleasant when I need to be but I never go out of my way to talk to them.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My brother I do not get along very much. As I tell people often I lovehim because he's my brother but I hate him as a person. He's extremely selfish, unreliable and only speaks to you or is there for you if he wants or needs something.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I can't bear to be around my mother more than an hour. But I'm not alone, it's basically that way with every single person in my family. She's just a very toxic type of person for some deep-seated reason. Other than that, nope, no one.
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