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I Am Not Mormon But My Family Is

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    It's tearing our family apart, seeing my dad fall in the dangerous world of drugs...
    Krm15 Krm15 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    One day my baby girl will ask why she doesn't know her aunt, uncles, grandmother or grandfather. I'm dreading ever telling her why, and I don't know if she'll forgive me or...
    rhiajanita rhiajanita 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    For as long as I can remember, my family had financial and trust issues and my mom and dad fought with each other a lot. But gradually, it has been getting worse and today my dad...
    j301 j301 18-21, F Mar 4

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    Family Is Special One good and loving man I've known here has thought me one thing about making ones family important. I've been helping, and always being with them whenever...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I have two sisters and they are in their 30's. They are married to really nice men who have an amazing job, and treat my sisters like a Queen. my sisters also have beautiful...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I sit around sometimes and wonder, will I ever be truly respected by anyone? It's just that you're always taught that your family will be with you through everything, they will...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Right now I'm just looking for help in a situation I found out earlier. Any responses would be good. I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years. He's an atheist, I'm a Christian...
    dreamsmadereal dreamsmadereal 18-21, F Mar 15

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    And I'm far from it. I will tell you everything sincerely and straight up. But, here in Ecuador, I've realized that blood never really makes the family although it can be a huge...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm at a point in my life where I've reached crisis. I'm in my mid 30's and have begun to realise that for nearly all my life I've had very little love or support from my family...
    shegeek shegeek 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I am the daughter of a happily married couple and the sister of 3 siblings. One brother and two sisters. and I am the third child to be born in this family...for the past few years...
    Annamo2dres Annamo2dres 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I am the daughter of a happily married couple and the sister of 3 siblings. One brother and two sisters. and I am the third child to be born in this family...for the past few years...
    Annamo2dres Annamo2dres 22-25, F Mar 16

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    God don't even go there...I have a part of my family which constantly lie about the most horrible things...for example my auntie told my mum that she has 25 people out of 42 at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 21

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    I know many people out there hate there family and there's no new to talk about except defining some feeling to the outside world. I actually don't have the ability to express...
    dare111 dare111 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After almost 4 yrs of lies, lack of affection, communication, and attention, and an almost nonexistant sex life I am ready to divorce. I have talked to my husband about spending...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F Mar 2

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    I try so hard to fit in this family. Both my mother and sister are extroverts. I have always been an introvert in every sense of the word. I don't tend to stick up for myself...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Having a superb dysfunctional family.. Self centered brother.. Indecisive mother and a Narcissistic father... Problems started with my dad being a Narcissist.. Controlling everyone...
    JNTXY JNTXY 31-35, M Mar 10

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    I am having family troubles . For the first time in my life I have stood up to my family. My younger sister is envious of me and talks badly of people behind there backs including...
    ozgirl77 ozgirl77 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Every three years there has been a family tradition of going on a family vacation trip in my husbands family, this was supposed to be the eleventh such trip since my husbands...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F a week ago

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    to me ive come to realize. friends can be more like family than actually family its ****** up but true i can count on then more than family anyone. else
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Nudism and nudity in a family is healthy and should be encouraged. The nude body was never hidden when I was growing up, but nudity was not the norm in our house. I have done the...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Ever since my Divorce family get togethers have never been the same. At first it was just me and my 2 kids without there Mom. She and I were together for 21 years. She wanted the...
    BigE47 BigE47 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I remember that every summer we used to go to our grandparent's home in the province. Not only my family but my father's sibling's family...ALL 6 of them :) it was pretty chaotic...
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I wish that my human family could leave me alone forever. I'm tired of the constant "We love you very much." bs that they use daily. I don't give worth two hoots if you say love me...
    LoneWolf32 LoneWolf32 18-21, M Mar 6

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    I love my family very much and they mean the world to me. At home, I live with my parents and 3 other siblings. They are very important to me. We are all close to one another...
    femaleatherpiano femaleatherpiano 16-17, F Mar 8

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    Yes, my family is dysfunctional. Now what? Where do I go from here. I find myself asking these things because I'm trying to fix myself. Sitting around looking at how I'm broken...
    krrimarte krrimarte 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    No family is perfect, we argue, we fight, we even stop talking to each other at times but in the end, family is family ? the love will always be there.
    johnnie23 johnnie23 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    To some extent.. Actually I thought about naming the experience "I dont mind those to try to split me from my family". Not to push away, say their bad, etc. Not to burn bridges...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 16

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    I don't know why, but my daughter's only 7 months and I kind of already want another baby... I know it sounds crazy but I have always wanted a big family, I grew up with a big one...
    SefysMommy SefysMommy 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Translation/ I'm the only one who is not a f**cking cry baby and will work for my money. I'm not dramatic and don't cause fights. I'm somewhat balanced and capable of living in my...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    My best friend Z is a little brother to me. I'm only older by a few months, but he's still my little brother. I am an honorary member of his family. Loved and accepted, I have come...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F Mar 20

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    The most important thing in my life is my family. My parents my siblings and also our dogs. I need a family I cannot imagine to life alone with no one arround. I mean of course...
    JennyG16 JennyG16 13-15, F Mar 21

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    I recently told my family that I was sexually abused by a family member. They called me a lair and told me I was sick and belonged in a mental institution. They say they love me...
    mrspleco mrspleco 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my family but there are many things they need to fix about themselves. If you don't know I am Bipolar and I have been since I was five. It was only this year that I was able...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I've had several families on the streets growing up and I've always been closer to them than my blood family. I don't really know who they are. My street family is stronger than...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Mar 2

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    All of last year i was depressed... A complete wreck. Ever since my parents procreated and i had to move far away from everything i've ever known it seems i could not be HAPPY. I...
    LonelyGirlLea LonelyGirlLea 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I graduated The Hogwarts School of Wizardry at 12. I was a 4th year student when Harry Potter joined. I moved on to begin my training as a Jedi at 13 but of course the Jedi council...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I love my family. I seriously can't live without them. I'm seriously thankful to God for giving and blessing me good parents and a loving elder sister. Through our ups and downs...
    AnnPe AnnPe 16-17, F Mar 4

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    My mom in law.It is a custom for us to exchange sweets with the groom's family during marriage.So we were sent some by the groom's family during the marriage of my daughter.She...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 4