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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 7,261 People

    Outcast

    I have a big family, but speak to no one in it. I have four parents, in two different cities and am close with no one. There have been many life-changing events in my years, and I have had to cut off my relations with them to save myself so much grief, guilt, shame and pain. I...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    I'm an atheist Gothic.

    .... southern Baptist pastors daughter. baaaah baah black sheep.
    jaynesreflection jaynesreflection 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Me: -finished highschool (Abitur)

    and now studying Literature at an University in Germany. - learned how to play the violin, viola and piano - went to many camps in the US or other language to improve my (bad) language skills - working at a well known lawyers office Family: -nobody finished School - low paid...
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    When I was a real girl my mother wove the words

    of college, knowledge, and skinny into my hair as she braided it. When I was a real girl I didn't care about how many calories were in my body, or binge. When I was a real girl I sang and dance like I was alone even when I wasn't. When I was a real girl, I knew what...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I'm not the black sheep,

    I'm the tye-dyed one.
    throughthedoorway throughthedoorway 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    It wasn't like this. I was the peacekeeper.

    But this time I was the problem. They said it won't change our relationship. But they lied. It won't be the same. It's all my fault. I'll pay for it forever.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Mother In Law

    She loved me and hated me for the same reason--I married her son.  Oh, the abuse I put up with!  Very subtle.  A mutual acquaintance in college told me, "He's not normal, they share a checking account!"  When he dashed off to medical school graduation weekend, I had a party...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    But I Am Starting to Fit In a Little Better.

    Mostly because I was really the only child to dare to be me. I did what I wanted, when I wanted and didn't care about my families approval. I still am very true to myself but having grown up a lot my behavior isn't as offensive.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 2 Responses May 30, 2007

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    Lost Child

    I have come to the sad conclusion that being alone in this world is truly what I feel. After the Christmas I had, I have also realized that I have had enough. Trying to break through the family roles that have been in place, when it's not allowed, well it's downright lonely. I...
    Ndslc35 Ndslc35 41-45 14 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    I am not a fan of labels

    because putting labels on people can create all different kinds of misrepresentations. However, in this instance I'm willing to make an exception. I am, without a doubt, the black sheep in my family. It's not something that I'm proud of and I hate how morbid the conception is...
    agathashelly agathashelly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Sometimes I just want to give up.

    I hate being overshadowed by my older brothers. My parents think they're so high and mighty...it's not fair at all. It's like anything I do will not compare to them.
    alicefloe alicefloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I talk . They act like they listen .

    I know they dont care. Why should i bother talking with them . Theres Them . And then theres Me.
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Yep, That's Me!

    As far as I've been able to determine there are no records in my family history of there being a hell raising, drug taking, alcoholic, rebellious, rabble rousing, wild adventurer such as myself in my lineage. I never saw my dad drink until I was 17 and...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    I am the black sheep of my family I hate it

    so much I feel like my family hates me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    I'm differently-abled.

    Not disabled. Just differently-abled. This was the label my Mum gave to me. All my life, I have been different. When I was born, I was different. Not normal, but scarcely fitting the threshold to be classified as disabled. Needing some support, whilst not requiring mobility...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Im An Outcast

    Yes, I am a black sheep. I more of an outcast. At home, its just me, my mom, and my kitty. But I have an annoying family; cousins, uncles, aunts. Im one of the youngest. Acutally to be exact the 2nd youngest. But my little cousin fits in more with my older cousins then I do! ...
    theworldislove theworldislove 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    I'm the weirdo in my family.

    I'm artistic, introverted, shy, sensitive, intuitive, gentle, gay, Pagan, and awkward. Some of these I have to hide. I even look different. I have tan skin instead of dark brown, my hair is different, I'm short, I'm slim, and I am just used to being by myself. My family is...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I am number 6 of 8 kids,

    I'm 27 years old and my 2 younger brothers are engaged. There are many times that I feel that they all judge me because I haven't married or had kids or lived their way of life. My older siblings are all married with kids. I've been next in line to get married for 8 years, and...
    pancake87 pancake87 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    I don't speak with my family

    and I want to kill myself before my mom passes away.
    chair5 chair5 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My Coat Is Of Black Cotton

    ever since i was a young boy, i have been different.i was the red headed step child, the dumb one, emotional and had a mouth that slurred. i am the only left handed one in my family. i am the middle child. i could never quite tell you what was on my mind. i often looked at my...
    PrinceAdonis PrinceAdonis 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    this may sound kinda weird

    if any of u can understand where I'm coming from or trying to say. before I was convinced into my mother I already new who was going to be my mother and father. I asked and begged Jesus to not let me be convicted through her. he told me it was my destiny to be the child he...
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    No one here in this family gets me,

    I'm tired of being the black sheep of my family. I'm so tired of being picked on, or the reason why all the bad things happen and most of all they turned me into physic man right after they found out it's so easy to make me feel bad by letting me to be the black sheep. People do...
    imanonwriter imanonwriter 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    My family hates who I am.

    Hates my personality. It is so hard having your own personality rejected. Especially by my own family. I just want someone to hug me and say I Love You
    jigglykangeroo jigglykangeroo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2014

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    Baa Baa

    Okay.  Black sheep because I dated a guy when I was in high school my folks didn't like.  Black sheep because I quit college to get a job and (gasp) an apartment.  Black sheep disguised for 25 years when I became a good girl and born again Christian.  Then got wet somehow and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    I am an introvert in a loud

    and obnoxious family. I am the middle child outcasted by others. Compared to others. Never good enough. Always forgotten. I am the black sheep of the family
    0zzy2597 0zzy2597 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    In a family of strongly religious,

    closed minded, uneducated people, I am a lesbian attending college. I have two older brothers and three younger sisters. When I cam out of the closet I thought I would be disowned. Lucky for me, I am the favorite of my two older brothers. They fought for me and finally told my...
    CelestialFire CelestialFire 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    My family has disowned me.

    After doing everything I can to be the best, it was never enough. I have a 3.18 GPA, 21 ACT score, Captain of the Marching Band, President of Guitar club, social outcast among my peers and worst of all I am never good enough for my parents. I am tired of trying to love them...
    jaycampos5423 jaycampos5423 18-21, M Aug 17, 2014

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    I wish life was different.

    I'm having huge fights right now with my family, because they just don't understand me at all. My parents are disappointed because I don't earn more money. The silliest thing is, that I have before, and I easily can again. It isn't really difficult. It just takes a little...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    I wore a short dress

    and high heels once, because it was my b-day. I hugged my guests, i danced, just danced. I had fun. My dad had to talk about the party, and he said to me, i've proved to him that he failed as a parent. that i was acting like a ho, that i'm a failure, and i'll be one in life. I...
    isabel6 isabel6 18-21, F 83 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I really am. I'm so different compared to the

    rest of my family. For instance, I enjoy golf and tennis, but my family would rather do neither. I love art and galleries; my family could do without these. I adore old, clean, kind music (like Doris Day, or Percy Faith), but they don't care for that at all. I like being formal...
    7Questions 7Questions 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    I Am The Black Sheep In My Family

    I lived with my mom till I turned 18. I dont understand why she treated (I havent spoke to her in 2 yrs) me like I was a failure. I never got in trouble with the law, I can hold a job, I went 7yrs at same job. I know Im not perfect but there was no reason for her to treat me that...
    BrokenWithin BrokenWithin 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    The Accidental Pregnancy..

    Yup, I was a huge accident and my parents made sure that I knew. When I was 12 my mother actually told me the truth about everything, I was way too young to have to hear what she said i wish that she would have protected me from that instead of telling me it. When my father found...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 31 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Kate Sparrow

    Of bohemian quality, Kate is master of her own fate.  She is willing to shoot to kill ("otherwise there is no point in showing your pistol," says she.  She has yet the need to shoot anyone, btw, but recommend you don't test it).   She chooses her men carefully, they must...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    I wish I could tell my parents

    and other family members about my anxiety and depression but I don't want them thinking I'm any weirder than what they already do. My family are the type that say " the world doesn't have time for depressed people" they say things like this not even knowing that I'm depressed...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Not Just Family

    I'm more than the black sheep in my family! I'm the black sheep of society. The reason why you ask? Because I'm not a sheep at all. It's all of you that are the sheep! I am a wolf, and the world is a buffet for people like me. And guess what? The wolf is hungry.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    And the rest of those ******* sheep arent

    as snowy white as they think they are more of a dingy grey.
    jennaveivea jennaveivea 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2014

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    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family.

    I am the youngest of 3 children, I am 23 but most of the time I feel like I'm still 13 again and still invisible. I've battled with depression and anxiety for a long time, something that my family don't understand or even try to. I have tried to talk about it in the past, but...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    From a family of studs

    that are good at everything they do, NOT FAIR!!! Seriously I need some of that good DNA
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    The Wild Side

    Aunt Bea was a black sheep.  When anyone refers to Aunt Bea, it's always with the suffix "she was wild, you know."  Aunt Bea died tragically when she was quite young, only 32.  She was trying to maneuver her big old "new" car (1950 something) back onto the highway when it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Every Family Has One

    Tattoos, piercings and aspirations of a hippie like future. Not something my family encourages or understands. My mom is a catholic woman, very traditional in her ways. Dad is a business man. Sister is in school for commerce. The whole family is pretty stepfordy. Anything bad...
    Kippy214 Kippy214 16-17, F Jul 23, 2012

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    To start off, I am the most physically

    different from my family, which already separates me. Naturally blonde and tan, the rest of them are brunette and white. I am judged everyday by them. The music I like, what I wear, what I want in life, they all despise it. They are cold weather and sweaters kind of people. I am...
    MerleMyLove97 MerleMyLove97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I'm Actually The Black Sheep

    I'm mixed my dad's side of the family is white (Spanish and Italian) and I'm the darkest out of them. I see right through the BS of their lies to try to keep the family together but they always exclude me in everything. They want peace but that will never happen because they...
    hmorel67 hmorel67 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    My entire family has always been extremely

    academically successful. I consider myself an intelligent person, but I just had no interest in academics. I was always much more of a practitioner and free spirit. While they attended ivy league schools I simply went to a cheaper school got a degree and went off into the...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I am the middle child

    and only girl in the family. No matter what i do or didn't do, i'm always blamed for. I always feel that i'm not fit in the family and i'm always in the wrong. Sometimes i feel like i'm adopted.
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    So after a two month visit with the family,

    I've come to realize that I was better off without them. I don't mean it in a way that I don't need them in my life. I love my family. They are always there for me. I'm just glad to be back in Texas. I'm in my comfort zone. Though it sucks to be a thousand miles away from them...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2014

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    I am an introvert in a family of extraverts.

    I need my quiet alone time and being in a crowd drains me, whereas they all get their energy from being around other people. They don't understand why I don't always want to go out and meet people, and consider me "anti-social" because most nights I prefer to stay home with just...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F Sep 23, 2014

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    Not Wanted

    As a child I always wanted the love of my parents, but could never understand what was wrong.  By age 7 after a sever beating, and thrown outside, I remember that I prayed to to God and asked him to take me away from this horrible life.  When I was...
    cme4297 cme4297 41-45 19 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Well I look the most different.

    Most my family are blonde and have light eyes. I'm the only dark haired and slightly tanned. Perks of being mixed race I guess. I think I'm the most patient and considerate. My brothers and mum are straight forward and frankly don't give a **** what others think of them. I do...
    leaaaaaa leaaaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2014

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    Yup, I'm The Odd One.

    Family of rednecks, almost all of them live within 100 miles of where they grew up. Not much of a care for education or intellect or respect for the law. Not bad people, mind you but I don't fit it, not anymore. I like microbrews and wine, fine coffee and intellectual...
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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