I'm 12 years old and I hate going to family Gatherings.
I have a nephew who will turn 5 years old in a few weeks and there's gonna be a big birthday party for him at the park.
I keep telling my mom and dad that I don't want too go. But they keep saying that I have to go to the party.
I'm very shy and hate being around family. I like to just be alone.
My parents think that I have to go because It's my family and that I'd be doing wrong if I didn't go to the birthday party.
I don't even like people over when my birthday comes around. I just stay in my room and my parents keep trying to get me out of the room and they still bring family over to my own birthdays and I hate it.
I can't wait until I turn 18 and can move far away from my stupid family. I just want to be left alone and not forced into family gatherings.
I hate my extended family and want nothing to do with them? Am I really wrong to stay away from my sister and other family?