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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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    Related Experiences

    I am a married mormon but have a very high sex drive. I have experienced many things this year and feel confident about where I am in life. I enjoy talking about sex but would...
    Dratdarn Dratdarn 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    My mom- She is perhaps the least Bohemian, but she was always kinda the black sheep of her family, until more recently, her sister was outcasted from our family for being a...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 6 hrs ago

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    My family isn't much of a family, so I cherish my closest friends. I cherish them, but I don't trust them.
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I hate Mormons and I use to be one!
    Vinity Vinity 31-35, F Feb 2

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    Any Mormon guys want to talk about anything other than sex? Like... The gospel? Life? Missions? Honestly. :)
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Being the black sheep can be a blessing, most people just have the family they are given, us black sheeps have to go out into the world and create our own "family". The people who...
    PeaceontheMountain PeaceontheMountain 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have a big family, yet it doesn't feel like it. I want my own family. All I've ever wanted to be is a mom :) anyways, I'll make sure I understand my kids and that they always...
    WishMeLuck15 WishMeLuck15 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    My mother treats me like an idiot and yet she wants me to do everything for her needs (I need her opinion on stuff to make things satisfying, or else she's just going to say "I...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 6 hrs ago

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    I come from a nudist family. Mum, Dad, Me, an older sister, and a younger sister x
    BeckyBoobs BeckyBoobs 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm a mother of six kids trees out of the hose married them one is in University and wants to still live at home , been married to a man who cheat on our relationship all the time...
    vennatte vennatte 46-50, F 10 hrs ago

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    I'm an awkward teenager from a very emotionally retentive family. It has bothered me my entire life that when I look at other families (my neighbors, my friends' families, TV...
    mystory1s2commonforaT1tle mystory1s2commonforaT1tle 16-17, M Feb 7

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    The thing about growing up in a family harboring systemic abuse is there is a culture of silence. This isn't an order to be silent, it is a subtle hint in the air that lets you...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was unpacking the rest of my stuff and I found this letter from my dead mum. I remember when she gave it to me. I was so mad at her and I thought she was stupid for thinking this...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Hello~I am 29 yrs of age & I currently reside in Ohio. I have a 10 yr old son name Chapman who doesn't live with me at this time,but he is my world. My heart is aching right now...
    TelisaAnn TelisaAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I just hate contrasting thoughts in my head right now, these thoughts are coming from two people whom I cherish the most. My mother would say that my sister is so selfish, that she...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Feb 16

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    Unpredictable, sadistic, inferior, dishonest, erratic, envious, competitive, jealous, and cruel are words that I would use to describe the people who were my family. There wasn't...
    lovesflowers lovesflowers 41-45, F Feb 2

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    Sometimes family can be worst than your friends. the greed, selfishness, lies its horrible. My family, I love them but the rumors that goes around and them being two-face really...
    latrice2173 latrice2173 22-25, F Feb 3

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    My dad's a diabetic and he's taking insulin shots regularly. He visits his doctor every now and then. We rushed him to the hospital for about three times in the past year when his...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    No doubt many of us around the world share the common agreement family is important to us. However for some of us like myself when I say family I'm not always speaking about those...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    it hurts that there are millions of emotions bottled up in your chest that you can't even express. all these emotions are eating you and digging into your skin and killing every...
    xmessofadreamerx xmessofadreamerx 18-21, F Feb 15

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    My dad was a photographer from France. He was sent to Lebanon to take photography of life in Lebanon. My dad met my mom there and they fell in love. Soon my mom was pregnant with...
    HeavenElizabeth6262 HeavenElizabeth6262 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    My fathers side of the family has not contacted me since i was twelve. That's been 8 years. 8 years still fresh. I miss certain members so much that it hurts me beyond any other...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Most of my family are going through illnesses, how it breaks my heart everytime seeing them so weak! I feel helpless but I know god will heal, it will take time and patience but...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    My daughters father and I were surprised when we discovered I was pregnant with our daughter. He was still in the middle of a long drawn divorce. I gave him the option of not...
    autopilotkamikaze autopilotkamikaze 31-35, F a week ago

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    Here is the thing....i realy dont know whats going on with my family but anytime i have an encounter with them its never for the better, it has come to a point that the mere...
    Emmanuelo Emmanuelo 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I appreciate this is long but I am truly devastated, I would really really appreciate some insight or advice into this. I am completely and utterly with all my body mind and soul...
    garden5680 garden5680 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I know no one is perfect- there's really no such thing as perfect, but I hate that my family is so dysfunctional. My father is an angry drunk that uses coke, never was really there...
    blissfulreverie blissfulreverie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    If it did, I would be able to talk to my mom and dad. I would be able to make friends in the world. I would not live in fear. In a real family, parents don't have favorites. In a...
    LostandHopless123 LostandHopless123 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I have a large family. My mom only 35 has had 11 children. I'm the second oldest and only 15. The rest are Brothers: 16, 13 , 13, 12, 10, 7, 3 Sisters: 15 (me) , 11, 9, 8 When...
    Jillian252 Jillian252 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I was adopted by a family when I was 3 and honestly, I've had little to no desire to find my birth mother or father. It was an open adoption, and in all my years they've not made...
    AllyKatz03 AllyKatz03 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I must have realized earlier.I actually love my family(my mom,dad and my brother) a lot.Noone except them have done anything great for me.I feel as if I am a big disappointment to...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I would tell why but it's a lot, but since I was 10 I haven't had a family to go to not talk to. Right now I live with well let's just say one of satans wives. I am trying to find...
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 1 Response Feb 20

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    I don't know why this happened but I'm glad it did. And I also don't know if they're aware of it. But they are sooo very conservative and illogical in a lot of ways. And I'm hoping...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Hi everyone. My name is Becca and I'm writing from a UK charity called Stand Alone. We're currently in the process of researching family estrangement, and are looking for...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Feb 21

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    I have 4 other siblings and we're a total of 7 members in the family. Sometimes it gets noisy and messy in the house especially when the younger siblings are around but the good...
    thecasualdilettante thecasualdilettante 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    My sister is in am "I'm moving" high... I knew that she wanted to move and she didn't want to move with our other sister this time, but now she's talking about that she doesn't...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 6 days ago