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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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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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    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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    There are many articles on the web that bash Mormons. Lutherans and Catholics hate us. Why? Maybe it's because we don't drink coffee, alcohol, smoke cigarettes, do drugs, or abuse...
    Horserider2002 Horserider2002 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    I am the youngest of 5 siblings. I hate it when people say to me "I wish I had a big family". I can honestly tell you I hate having a big family. The bullying and politics that...
    hickey1976 hickey1976 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    OK, this is really long but it's my story. Hopefully this resonates with someone. It started a few weeks before I got married, and just escalated. The name-calling, intimidation...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    I think my fake cousins have life like they need to, but shouldn't. My cousin, who also has a child, pushed up on me like banging my head against her private part, some time ago...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 17

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    I absolutely love my family. But really, does family put each other down on purpose? My family has a tendency to always pick on me and make jokes, I get it. It's a joke most of the...
    Stellaluna13 Stellaluna13 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    I'm 50, married with teenage kids. Always thought I was straight. Ten years ago, an old friend came to visit. We'd been very close and had lost touch. Over the course of her visit...
    saruchan saruchan 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It was a Friday night when we all as a family were exited that it was my sweet sixteenth birthday. It was a windy day in May and through the night. When i woke up this morning it...
    random07 random07 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am the second oldest of 5 kids. We all have ridiculous names too. The youngest are Skyla and Camden and they are fraturnal twins who are both in Grade 8. Then it's Quinn and she...
    ZacS11 ZacS11 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Even though it's an established fact that I hate humanity entirely, there is something about certain family members - they who I shall not name - that irks me in a entirely...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    God please help me. I'm hurting very badly. I do not know how long I can take the constant torment in the house my Father had bought to support his growing family. When terror...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 9

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    My fake cousin who has a little Daughter, is a real cheat. All she's interested in is money, and how she can get more and more. She lives this lavish lifestyle with a whole ton of...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 17

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    Growing up (though I guess I'm still growing up,) I never really had anyone I could go to for advice or comfort. A mom with anger issues and a dad who was always gone working...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I believe when you reach a certain age you begin to redefine what a family is and begin forming your own, chosen, family. I have such a fam and consider them as close, if not...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    My wife and I have been friends with another couple for over 25 yrs, boy how friends change when they OWE YOU MONEY. About 10 yrs ago we went in on a time share together in Aruba...
    hippo7053 hippo7053 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been told by many people who knew my mom that she loved us (her daughters ) very much. She died when I was barely one year old so I particularly have no memory of her at all...
    nve09 nve09 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 30

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    When things get tough in my family and one runs off, I'm always the one to chase them down and bring us together. I'm afraid of losing my family. Being together with and as a...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    we born alone but we came into a family who adopt us..adore us..love and care us..of course teach us many lessons.....we never be alone if we understand each other in family..and...
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F May 3

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    I started dating my boyfriend last year in July 2014. I came round to his for the first time as you do, met his mum and dad they were pretty chill, after a few months of dating him...
    pyschoticmindssince1993 pyschoticmindssince1993 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    Apart from Jesus and his father that I know has my back, the only 2nd thing that can compare is family. And hey I got blood that ain't family and family that ain't blood. I condone...
    lovroffinewine lovroffinewine 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I've always felt like I was the odd-ball of my family. Here are 10 reasons why .. 1. I'm the only blonde in a family full of brunettes (aside from my great great grandmother...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    I have been a member of this family for ages. I love it. Randomgirl is the best Ep sister I have ever had. She makes me smile and laugh. This family is awesome. I will talk to...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 2 Responses May 11

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    HELLO WELL MY FIRST TIME WRIGHTING ON HERE AND WELL wanted to share a little about my story. 2007. the worst thing that had ever happn in my family My brother and brother inlaw got...
    BeautifulMj BeautifulMj 18-21, F May 15

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    I am closer to my bf mother and stepfather then my own mother and father. My father has bio-polar and borderline. He loves to tell how better my sister is and had paranoia that has...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F May 16

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    I want to share a letter that I wrote when I was crying after having a fight with my dad trying to make everyone happy. I feel like sharing it, maybe someone knows how to get rid...
    tigerlily1413 tigerlily1413 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I want to make music. I feel as if music is the only thing keeping me alive right now. I come from a very religious and traditionally African family that does not support my dreams...
    findmywaySEA findmywaySEA 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    I'm 15 and I just recently figured out I'm depressed. I really shouldn't be surprised since it runs in my family so thickly. But I believe that it is not only heredity that is...
    Dickbutt123 Dickbutt123 13-15, F a week ago

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    Seriously they will fight over anything, my mom and grandma. It's not just arguing either, they have to break **** and pull the entire family into the drama. I am so sick of this...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I live with a family member. I recently told her I was moving in June. She asked me for rent in May knowing that I told her I am moving in June. There is also a family member...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    My close family ( parents and siblings ) I get along with and many extended family . But quite a few I just hate , tonight we had a birthday party for my grandfather who has been...
    celest1fiamma celest1fiamma 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I don't believe we have to be blood to be family. We are all family. You may hate the person next to you but we are all family. We are all related.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love my family but they don't want to know me because I was a mischievous child when I was young didn't listen but which child did at times? My mum put me in care and now I'm out...
    me7xx me7xx 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Yesterday was one of the best Memorial Day cookouts our family has had yet. We hosted it at our lake house and invited many family members and close friends of ours, mainly our...
    EastTNNudist EastTNNudist 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    My maternal branch of the family; they are pure dysfunction. Disowning children who leave them for escaping their bullshit. Throwing away mortgage money for a measly party. Willing...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F Apr 27

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    Our family was just on holidays with my sister in law and her family. My sis in law has always thought she's a cut above the rest. Anyway, my nephew told me that my sis in law was...
    suckerfish suckerfish 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    so...my dad is a working man. thats what he does and thats how he was raised. at the age of 5 he was working and helping the family. come highschool he was a well known basketball...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Today I had to take over my brothers duty of taking my younger sisters to the park. Long story short I've landed myself in DEEP TROUBLE. Sometimes I feel if I came from a much...
    CheerNikki13 CheerNikki13 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I am recently married. I have two disabled children. I am currently living with a relative whom I have been paying rent. Well recently another family member moved in also of...