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I Am Not Mormon But My Family Is

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    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 6 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    I **** hate my family. My father always gets mad and blames me and alwso threatens to beat me up. I mean like everytime someone at school fights me or is bullying me MY DAD BLAMES...
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    Im to shy for every thing I hate it my whole family makes fun of me when I get nervous asking for food at restraints and when I don't talk to people I hate it
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    my family wants nothing to do with me, and its always been this way. i used to think if my own family cant love me why would anyone else,but i now know its their loss. but i do...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    i love my fiance and his mom. i can really careless about his 2 aunts, but his sister and his grandmother i can't stand!!! for the life of me! It wouldn't bother me if he didn't...
    nikkimf nikkimf 26-30 1 day ago

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    I often read about people who are in dysfunctional families, who have or are suffering from emotional, physical, mental abuse. I can tell you that you cannot continue to function...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    It's crazy to think that my boyfriend and I have managed to last for two years officially despite the way we got together (see other experiences). Despite the dark origins of our...
    toothpastekisses toothpastekisses 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I swear and I've had sex. But I don't drink alcohol, smoke, do illegal drugs (even weed), or drink coffee/tea.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Every once and a while I'll go to something churchy but it hurts because I agree with most of the things but not 100%/ Plus I have a ton of mental issues and very few friends and...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    And that made going to a liberal university that much harder. Especially when the community is tight-knit, you can't find outsiders as easily as in big mormon communities.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    All they see is a moody girl. They dont care to ask whats wrong. And when they do, they dont try to understand or let me explain why. They expect me to let them know everything...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    What does family mean? Isn't it just a human-making factory? You see animals never build a family by getting married before generating offspring. Why should humankind need to? Why...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    They're intrusive when they want to be, skimming stones across my lake to kill all my wildlife, to convict you of a crime you never committed unto them, but when you really need...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I have had a major fallout with my mother as she hates my husband. She is obsessed with his every move and constantly slags him off to me and the rest of the family. I have hidden...
    Levens Levens 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm pretty laid back but so are a lot of other people in my family. It's the beach life. We all kind of have to be. One example is my nudist cousin, Layla. She's in her mid 20's...
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I´ve been born into a very small family (mother and brother - that´s all!). I´ve never had a grandmother or a grandfather (they´ve died long time ago before I was born). I also...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well I'm not really estranged from any family members. I mean I do have family members that I don't see very often due to distance, but the few times we get to see each other, we...
    ashleys11991 ashleys11991 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    All my life I was told yo always do better even when I got hurt and now it makes it miserable to do the one thing I love and that is running. I pushed my self to do better so I...
    SlimsB SlimsB 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ayan’s 26th Birthday In God grace, today mark another year of journey for my beloved brother. We've been together for quite long. He is my brother, my best friend, my...
    ragica ragica 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    People come and go but family is forever and maybe you come from a broken home but friends are the family we choose and when times get tuff they'll always be around even if you...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm the black sheep. I have two brothers and a sister, or should I say my mum and dad had 4 children 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, I have no one. Not one of them...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Majority of the people in my family are preppy, and I don't mean to sound full of myself, but I feel like I'm more down to earth than they are. So when I do something and it's...
    vanessaj69 vanessaj69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I have no family support because I have no family to speak of. I have become more and more interested in finding out who my people are and where they are and even if they would...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F Jul 21

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    Nearly a decade ago I moved away from my toxic family in an effort to avoid having an actual mental breakdown. I was numb. My parents are bare minimum suffering from Borderline...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I hate it! My family is always making fun of me and lowering my self esteem. I am the eldest sibling in my family. My brother is 11 and my sister is 14. My brother is popular at...
    ohayomegu ohayomegu 16-17, F Jul 21

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    I have a fairly large family. There is easily over one hundred members I know by name in the state of California alone. But I wouldn't trust them to give me the time of day. They...
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    Hello, I am 25 years old now with 2 young children of my own, and a year and a half ago my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. I am not sure how to give all the...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Ok so I guess I've always had a dysfunctional family. Always lots of shouting, screaming, throwing played etc. I used to cry in my bedroom everyday and night because my parents had...
    Idgaf15 Idgaf15 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    This doesn't make you special, at all. I come from a broken family, you come from a broken family, he comes from a broken family, she comes from a broken family, and even freaking...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Okay, so I love my family, as people. But I hate their way of doing things. My family are SUPER old fashioned, basically, men are meant to work, and only work. But that's the...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    i hate my family. i don't just hate them, i hate them with a passion. I hate them to the point that i ask them to not celebrate my birthday with me. I hate them to the point that i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I come from a broken family. I'm the youngest out of 3. My dad was a big time alcoholic still is. My dad has been drinking since forever , he always got violent went to jail once...
    sioma17 sioma17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I can't really say I hate them, I just hate that when I am feeling down none of them noticed nor helped. I been having low self esteem since I was 12 and I was still holding my...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Hello, I have recently being disowned by my Family because of the choices I have made in my love life. I am a 26 y.o. girl, that is supposed to be an adult and make her own choices...
    marmar15 marmar15 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    He cares about them more than he cares about me. please bear with me till the end... First impression as I met them was nice. Despite his sister.. she was always right whatever...
    sahikat sahikat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    we all hear(or even have stories of our own!)of crazy, dysfunctional families. I always thought my family was relatively normal with a few issues until today. I honestly don't know...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I was a "mistake". Not a welcome surprise, but not wanted at all. In fact, even when I fell backwards off my bike when I was 8, and carried home by a neighbor, unconscious and...