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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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    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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    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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    I keep myself largely hidden from my family, both immediate and extended. I keep it general. It's been good for me. As far as I'm concerned, personal info is my info to give away...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I love teasing people with my crack. I wear my jeans just barely covering my crack with a little bit of my back showing. People around me can see that my crack will show if I make...
    Sanya45 Sanya45 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    My whole life has been in transition from birth , my mom wasn't married when she got pregnant wiv me , she was my Dad's secretary 19 years old an he was 35 going through a divorce...
    KimmidyKrikket13 KimmidyKrikket13 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was raised in the Mormon church, though my parents weren't that into it they still had us go. I'm glad that my parents weren't as crazy Mormon as the other parents, they taught...
    wishiwasasheep wishiwasasheep 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    *Very, Very Long Post* A few days ago, I was talking with my Mom and sister about marriage and relationships. It was actually a very sad conversation because the relationships...
    MyEpochStory MyEpochStory 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am grateful that they provided me with a house to live in and everything else to live off from but other than that I really don't like some my family. Some have made it clear...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I'm not trying to write a sob story, I guess I'm just looking for some kind of motivation or support or even coping strategies that may have worked for some people. So this is...
    HippieRose HippieRose 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm the youngest child of my family. My father left us for another woman, and my mother is a single parent. I only have one sibling. I love my family, but because I was the...
    sylviaplath01 sylviaplath01 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe family is very important but I don't think it is everything. Family can be dangerous and toxic if they preach hate to each other. But I love my family because that's...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend is a second generation Indian. I have been with him for almost 8 years, but I haven't found much acceptance from his family members. I don't hate Indians, I just hate...
    littlecoley88 littlecoley88 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My whole family from my mother's side is broken. Everyone of them. Out of all my mother's 4 siblings, all of them have suffered, including her. I honestly think it's just like a...
    IAmJustMyself IAmJustMyself 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    please dont judge me for my grammer or lack of proper writting skills. I write as I speak you can say. Ill try to remember puntuation and all but might miss alot. Anyway here is my...
    feelinghopless feelinghopless 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I came out a few months ago to my mom and family . my granny and some of my friends excepted me .my mom went into a rage and hit me a lot . the rest of my family was just as bad...
    timjusttim123 timjusttim123 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I'm a good person but I won't hesitate to kill to protect my family. And I ain't talking 'bout a backwards thinking gangster wannabe family. I'm talking 'bout my real biological...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    In my eyes blood don't make you family. Yes, it makes you related, but loyalty make you family. All family can't be trusted. My husbands family stole, lied and cheated him (well us...
    MayhemsTreasure MayhemsTreasure 26-30, F a week ago

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    Many families have cracks. Some have small dents, chips, or polished scrapes. But broken families do exist. The pieces have been blown off and are so far from each other and so...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I love my family very much. I have a mom, dad, and a brother. Even though I have a very small family, it is filled with love. Love is very important in my family and each family...
    collegecomputerwiz collegecomputerwiz 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    I grew up in what could be called a 'Narcissistic Family'. The parent agenda, took priority over the needs of my sister and me. Everything revolved around what my father decided...
    ILAMA2 ILAMA2 41-45, F Jun 20

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    My mom's talking about selling the house. she wants to splint the money for ways and we all separate. I know we have our issues but I thought maybe we were getting better but I...
    TiffanyRaven TiffanyRaven 18-21, F Jun 19

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    Recently I've realized that I don't have that special close bond with my mother. I think I've always known something was wrong, but it hit me a couple days ago when two of my...
    notthatgirl3 notthatgirl3 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Dad = Narcissistic (gets off on cheating the system) Mom = doesn't care just Brothers = only if it suits their needs or wants. My dads side of the family suffers from some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Yes. I do. One of those members is my father. You know what he called me? Incompetent, unreliable and disappointing...just because I lost my driver's student permit (that is...
    middlechild274 middlechild274 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    My family is very important to me. My family in-turn thinks I am very important to them as well. When family members are not supported it causes undo harm, anger, and frustration...
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Ok, so I didn't just suddenly realise this- it's been gradual, but I noticed that I feel happier when I am not around them. It's the strangest thing that my day is fine when I am...
    Plumbalina Plumbalina 26-30, F Jun 13

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    For many people living in a toxic family relationship can be a stressful, chaotic part of childhood. Being an adult means learning how to cope with toxic parents, and how to leave...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jun 12

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    I always wanted to have a large family. Even if nothing else worked out in my life, if I was able to provide for my family and have lots of children, I would feel my life was a...
    anachronism1 anachronism1 41-45, M Jun 11

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    My family is something that is so important. My family actually accepted me for being gay so I love them for that. My parents are both busy but they always find time for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11

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    When you find the church... I remember years back there came a scruffy old cat to my door. I'd seen it a few times in the neighborhood searching around for food and shelter. I...
    deandersen1 deandersen1 61-65, F Jun 11

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    I do not understand what the problem or big deal is about when it comes to family nudity. Europeans are more open than Americans are about nudity. I totally support family nudity...
    femaleatthelake femaleatthelake 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 11

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    I grew up helping my single mom raising me and my younger siblings.I had to grow up fast as a 13 year old,been working while in high school to support my mom.Dont get me wrong it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Its so sad to here so many stories , my self I grew up with 12 Pedophiles , and abusive father that was unreal, to all children and his wife, but I lost my own wife and Family...
    arobertwray3 arobertwray3 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 10

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    My family is so important to me. My parents may rarely be home but I don't get mad at them, I get that their jobs are demanding. My little brother, who is 7, is hilarious. He may...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Very disappointed once again, when I thought my relationship with my older sister is getting better, working together to help our mom, as she lives with my mom at a house I own and...
    WilliamAmI WilliamAmI 41-45, M Jun 10

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    When it comes to remembering my childhood, the phrase "ignorance is bliss" could not be more true. I didn't think anything of my grandma shutting herself in her room all day. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    I don't know why I'm here due to the fact that so many people here are saying that their family calls them accidents. I feel kind of guilty for complaining about my problems here...
    hannahkathrynr hannahkathrynr 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Can we make a family out of the people here? My family has had so many problems. I don't even want to mention some of them. I don't ever want to think about one of them in...
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I decided to make a group tonight. it's called Bolin's family and it's meant to be a safe haven to those who wish to belong. I've seen what Ep has become and it's not good at all...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 8

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