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I Am Not Mormon But My Family Is

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    Family of Mormons

    My parents are Christians. The rest of the family in America are Mormons. I've found it hard to relate to my cousins because of their religion. I wasn't always a good Christian, I backslided in highschool....but now that I'm on fire. I still can't relate to them. We just...
    ladynau ladynau 19-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Super Underwear

    My paternal grandparents and one of my uncles are mormon.  My grandparents weren't religious until my father was a teenager.  His older brother went to Brigham Young University and was converted. He went on a mission and converted his parents.  They never attempted...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    The Black Sheep Of The Family

    Seems to be a reoccurring issue with Mormon families, the black sheep of the family who broke away from the mass. Generally it starts with the teenagers, gradually becoming bitter towards the faith for a number of reasons. I am one of the fallen, as they might refer us as. I...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    No Longer *My* Family

    I left the church, the community and the faith. There were just too many questions that no one could answer to my satisfaction and things that I was expected to do that I was not comfortable with. The entire thing felt increasingly wrong and that left me with a decision, stay...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Living2Heights Living2Heights 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    If you're a different religion and get butt-hurt easily then don't read this. I grew up in a mormon household my mom and dad were both mormon before they got divorced then my step...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hey everyone Me and my family (mom & 2sisters) we really close till I was a teenager once we sisters started working we grew a part. I maintain my distance from them as they...
    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I believe that family comes before anything in life like say if u have to go to work ur dad is in the hospital ya I would call in or skip work for him or ditch friends for any of...
    hinata6895 hinata6895 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    My daughter is became mormon, and I am heartbroken that I will not be at her wedding.
    lad7466 lad7466 46-50, F Jul 11

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    Ex Mormon Testimony.
    churinga churinga 70+, M 3 days ago

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    Family Tree Time Grandmother-Sorta Rich lady that disowned me and my mom -----------------------kids-------------------------- Bubba-Aunt that my mom has a bad relationship...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am bisexual. My family isn't fond of gays and lesbians. I'm a disappointment to them. They have told me if I was gone no one would notice. I tested that. I disappeared for 3...
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I feel so out of place. I don't even fit in with any of my cousins. I have about 25+ first cousins ( my mom had 10 brothers and sisters) and I just don't seem to fit in with anyone...
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I think someone I love and used to be close to start cutting herself again. But it's not like I can just ask her if she does.
    AshlieMarie96 AshlieMarie96 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    A year or two ago, I made an interesting discovery about my linage--it is highly likely that I am a descendant of the old Irish royal family through a sept (noble family) that was...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 16-17, F Jul 13

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M a week ago

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    I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college majoring in nursing. I met the love of my life my first year at college and our relationship has blossomed into something beautiful...
    tphelps tphelps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    IK for a fact that blood doesn't make family because most of my family ignores me and makes me feel sad and bad about myself I only trust 3 people in my family . To me my real...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F Jul 10

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't stand my family.. Since I was young my real dad left when I was young I don't even know who he is and my mother she never gives me the time of day, when my step dad and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I'm really the black sheep of the family here. I have one sibling, an older brother. It isn't just my immediate family I don't fit in with, its seriously all of it. On my moms side...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had a bad childhood and my relationship with my family has not improved enough to be of much comfort to me. My eldest brother died a couple of months ago, and the year of his...
    SlowLo SlowLo 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out! You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm adopted. But my Mother and my Sister always tend to gang up on me. Even when I'm sick, or I've been busy or something they complain or they blame for me for something I wasn't...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I lost most of my immediate family in a 3 year time span before I was 43. Even before this, I was blessed to have people in my life that I consider family, though we have no...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I feel like I don't have a family. Sometimes, I don't even understand the definition of it. It's been so hard being an extension to everyone. It feels like I'm dragging them down...
    Neveroutofsight1901 Neveroutofsight1901 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Hi, I'm 33 with two children and have come from a very dysfunctional back ground.. I grew up in children's homes. Because my nan didn't want me and my two brothers we were all...
    anilem anilem 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    my brother. one of the last family members close to me who i saw on a daily basis is now leaving us. first my aunt and now my brother, my soon to be new sister in-law, niece and...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Ok unlike what the title says, I don't true lay hate my boyfriends family. I just see that they are the most dysfunctional family I have ever met. They are extremely different from...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    My mum is really into talking on the phone recently and I think she s talking to a guy. She s 50 this year, separated with my father 6-7 years ago. I didn't expect I would feel...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    My parents have been separated since I was 5. My brother and I both just finished high school and he is leaving the house soon. My family has never been a close family and there...
    maee96 maee96 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    This is my poem and speech I wrote for my parents 25th anniversary! "Who says love has no address? It stays at my mom and dad's place. Who says love doesn't have a look...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My parents and family doesn't exactly treat me the best. My best friend and my boyfriend's parents treat me so well. I consider them closer family than my real blood family. They...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Some of my family accepts my dad with open arms after leaving my mom and me and my brother and I'm really close with my family but it's so hard when he's always over at my family...
    isabellamancini isabellamancini 13-15, F Jul 5

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    “…the whole strawberry/vanilla/chocolate…” My fathers, father was a Colonel in the army. Dad and Grandpa were both in the army and dad was an army brat that went to...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I have been reading and talking to others about families having family beds from many sources. I am so glad I have a family bed too. We have had a family bed for several years...
    pregnantmomatbeach pregnantmomatbeach 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    my family is stuck in it's old ways. I can say I only really like to talk to one person in my family cause ever one else is such a hypocrite. everyone in my family was brought up...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    It's been made abundantly clear that I am not a part of their family, despite adoption and the emotional connection that happens between children and those around them. No. I am...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 9

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    Mom: why don't you ever spend time with the family? *spends time wit family *gets insulted by family *leaves
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I am a teenager in high school, and my parents have been divorced for over two years (but it was a long and messy process, and they have only been living apart for about 6 months...
    trackster54313 trackster54313 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I would like to live a life estranged from my family. My father was abusive both physically and emotionally. The pain he has caused me throughout my 22 years is at times...
    Liz3125 Liz3125 22-25, F Jul 13

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    i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family i hate my family my mother ruined me. she left me with a series of emotional scars i carry with me wherever i go. and i grow up...
    lovelyintrovert lovelyintrovert 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I was a pk in a very religious church. I had to be perfect, but I was never quite sure what that meant. So I followed every rule, did every religious thing, got straight A's (then...
    7boyz3girlz 7boyz3girlz 46-50 Jul 15

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