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Have You Ever Been in a Family Feud?

Yesterday cameras caught Angelina Jolie out and about in Venice with an unusual companion by her side — her father Jon Voight. While the famous family members have been known for their chilly relationship, it seems they've reconnected for now.

When it comes to discontent among family, most people hope that one day soured relationships will improve, but sometimes reconciliation is not possible. Have you ever had a feud with a family member, and if so were you able to work through it?

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Midnightsunshine Midnightsunshine 7 years
Yes, my father. He hurt my mother and left when she was six months pregnant w/ me. My mother never raised me to hate him, but I did for a LONG time. He never called or asked how I was doing, even though he was in the same country. After a while I just stopped caring. Some people have amazing relationships with their gathers, and that's great. But I don't, and I'm fine w/ that too.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
Mine is in the middle of still going on and being fixed. We're working through it slowly. My father has bipolar disorder, and was both abusive and great when I was growing up. It was always very confusing, and we never knew which dad we were going to get that day. When my mother left him, he went off the deep end and there was one altercation where I had to stab him to get him off of me. I didn't speak to him for 6 years. It's slowly getting better since my son was born, but it's still a work in progress and I don't feel safe there without my hubby.
KatieKnapp KatieKnapp 7 years
My family has been at each others throats for about 5 years now? because of my uncle soon to be x-wife who is having her three child with a other man who is the father of her 3 yr old and 1 year old. she has been nothing but a big problem and has causes our family to fall part.we use to be very close. I hope we can become close again? Only time will tell?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Starbucks, I too would like to know the name. My cousin just got out of jail for credit card theft and claims she siphons gas out of cars for auction and hosts teeth whitening parties; I can only guess what she's really doing. She hasn't talked to her mother (my aunt S) and her 29 year old new step father for years; her dad drank himself to death when she was 12. She calls me up and tries to borrow money and lies about everything. I love her and she's had a rough life, but I'm almost ready to cut ties with her. My aunt S hasn't talked to my aunt M and my grandma for years. My dad is an alcoholic and got kicked out of my Aunt S's house; now he's at aunt M's house and she's ready to kick him out. Sometimes I wish they could all just clean up their lives and get along for my four year old's sake.
lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
starbucks, agree with skigurl! I'm intrigued. :) My father-in-law is estranged from my sister-in-law. That's about the only family feud in my family, but it is ridiculous. It started when she was in high school and he felt she wasn't respectful or appreciative enough. It has continued for years, with my mother-in-law (divorced from father-in-law) kind of playing it up to keep them from reconciling. He didn't go to her wedding and she's expecting a boy in April and she's already said she doesn't want grandpa in the baby's life. I just want to shake them by their shoulders and be like "Seriously?? You're still fighting over this??"
skigurl skigurl 7 years
starbucks, i so want to know what the name is ;)
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
Thankfully now, my family is pretty reasonable and we get along pretty well. We actually hang out because we like each other not because we're related. My boyfriend and his sister didn't speak for a couple of weeks last year because he made fun of the name they had picked out for their daughter (I know, I got mad at him for it too, but the name is pretty horrible!). They talked it out though, they're just too similar and can get very emotional.
vmruby vmruby 7 years
Not me personally but when i was a child 2 of the so called adults (an aunt and uncle) in my family actually disowned each other and never spoke again and it was all over an antique diamond and platinum cocktail ring that belonged to their late mother/ my grandmother..... The senseless bickering back and forth over a piece of jewelry was disgusting and my grandmother would have been devastated if she knew what was going on.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
The family on my father's side is still dysfuntional and bitter to this day. There is a lot of baggage and hurt that I'm not sure will ever be worked out, I even have an aunt who has cut off the family because of it and it's killing my grandmother. I miss her terribly.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Not directly, but my mom has been in a lot of feuds. Her family is very dysfunctional, and her mother is very toxic. I'm surprise that she was able to have a functional family, and be a surprisingly healthy-minded person.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
There's tension with the "They doesn't like spending time with us!" kinda thing with a couple people in my extended family, but it's not to feud status. Just people being a bit over sensitive!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
no, my family has never been involved in a serious feud whatsoever nothing longer than a day or two
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