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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    Very Different Beliefs

    My beliefs are very different from the rest of my family. They are all still very much asleep to what is going on around them.  They still very much have trust in our American government and believe in the war on terror.  More that once it has caused considerable friction when...
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77 36-40, T 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Oh yes, I am! I love them

    and they love me, but I'm too different of them.
    WhatDontKillYou WhatDontKillYou 13-15, F Feb 14

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    After moving over 2000 miles away from my

    family, I still can't escape the drama. At what point will I learn it's ok not to have ties with them?
    tuvu02 tuvu02 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    No one in my family gets my sense of sarcasm.

    It's highly annoying, being as sarcasm is a part of my personality. I feel I cannot be myself around them at all.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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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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    In every sense of the word,

    lol. Liberal, bisexual, gender-variant, polyamorous, introverted, artist.
    Zabet Zabet 31-35, T Jan 21

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    well, they always say

    that my brothers are good looking and always ask me why we are not look alike they always say that they are handsome and no one says to me that im beautiful im a girl btw, and i hate it when people says im beautiful because i think im not im fat and ugly my classmate said to me...
    Miho008 Miho008 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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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 32 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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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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    Yeah I've been the weird one

    and the one that's left out all the time
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    My whole family doesn't understand me.

    None of them have anything in common with me I'm tired of feeling so alone and abandoned
    stoneddreamer stoneddreamer 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    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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    Well I have 2 older brothers

    and they are awesome but I hardly talk to them anymore, not to worry though. I have always been the black sheep of the family so it's normal, if anyone has worries about if they are the black sheep of the family, I am always here if anyone needs to talk :D
    ShadowClaw ShadowClaw 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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

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    I have always been the odd one out in my family.

    I was the only child to have unexplainable rage in my heart that no one in my family could understand. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety and severe depression and everyone's outlook went from 'she's a troubled child' to 'she's...
    SadieMarie1996 SadieMarie1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I'm honestly so different from everyone else in

    my family that I have to tone myself way back just to avoid getting looks at family get-togethers.
    stitchedupdoll stitchedupdoll 18-21, F Dec 31, 2013

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    I have a difficult time relating to my family.

    It's just my sister and I, plus mg parents. I am the son of immigrant parents and my sister is a year younger than I but a college drop out (she blames her teachers, but come on). I have my BA and working towards my Masters degree. I am so different than my family but I try to...
    Johndec Johndec 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I am 23/F, second child of three.

    I live in the Philippines so with close family ties, I still live with my mom and Younger brother. I am currently helping run our family business. but as the years passed, My mom was starting to get on my nerves. she scolds and nags me from my short comings, never acknowledge...
    genellemaarte genellemaarte 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I don't know why I am the outcast.

    I have a free spirit everyone else is so uptight.
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Lil Black Sheep

    I AM THE BLACK SHEEP IN THE FAMILY........I LOVE METAL MUSIC I LOVE BAD GUYS...I LOVE DIRTY SEX......I CURSE LIKE CRAZY I'M JUS SOOOO WILD..... LOVE MY DRINKS AND WEED ITS MY COFFEE...... I LOVE MY LIFE  <3 IM JUS A GIRL LOVING ME!!!!!!    :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    I am a black sheep because everything I do is

    not satisfied my parent. I'm study faraway from my hometown. If I came back for holiday, no one even care. But I'm really missing home. It different with my other sibling. If they come back,my parent will happy and prepared a lot of food for them. Even cook for them. But me, I...
    Jojopay Jojopay 26-30 3 Responses Jan 29

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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'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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    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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    41 and free! Growing up my mom treated me like

    crap. My older sister was ok, sometimes, my brother was so mean to me, always hitting me and telling lies on me, got a lot of beatings because of him,later when I was 16 I had another sister, she is so mean, ok I'm the only one of 4 to graduate high school, and later college. At...
    sfab1010 sfab1010 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 20

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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 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    When does one's duty to our parents end?

    Sometimes, I just want to be done with my family totally. Is that it? Do I only call my mother out of a sense of duty? Because I can't say I enjoy our conversations all the time. And how little our siblings change! You would think an adult male in his late 50s would have...
    CRGenes CRGenes 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    When I divorced my ex-husband

    after 32 years of abuse in 2007 my family including my three sons disowned . In their opinion I should have stayed in there and suffered it out to the end, go figure? Five months after the divorce I met and married my present husband and now have a wonderful marriage and am...
    Bonnie1934 Bonnie1934 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I'm the black sheep in the family cuz nothing I

    ever do is good enough 4 them. I always feel lik I'm ugly, useless, n doing something wrong cuz that's wat they always tell me. Every1 in my family pretends that they lik me but they're really bad actors n they're not good at whispering when they talk about me. The only family...
    Midnightdreamer246 Midnightdreamer246 13-15, F Feb 18

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    A Buddhist surrounded by judgmental,

    hypocritical, and hateful Christians. My story.
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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.
    silver1105 silver1105 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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

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    Okay so to start off I am 17 years old.

    My mother passed away from an overdose when I was 10 and my father is still an avid cocaine addict. When my mom passed away my sister who was 6 years older pretty much tried to take care of me. But she was always aggressive and angry and very hurtful. I grew up sad and lonely...
    coolbeansdani coolbeansdani 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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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    Sometimes I feel like more of an outcast with

    my family than I already normally do. I just never feel good enough or on general, understood. I'm not treated as an individual, but I'm compared against cousins my age or how they were when they were young. I just wish that considering what I've been through, I can't be the...
    caitlynmarks caitlynmarks 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Why is it that the black sheep in the family is

    usually the one who lives freely? Lol. In a family of 5 between my 2 older sisters and I, I'm the black sheep in the family. Mostly because I'm the youngest, raised spoiled, and well I don't really give a shiznets about what people have to say. Well, at least that's how it's...
    missdaize22 missdaize22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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 17 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    My husband and I are urban,

    liberal, freethinking hippies in an open relationship. My family are small town, Christian conservatives. My marriage has gone through some tough times lately (long story) and I moved in with my sister for a while. It's been good, and helpful for me to have support. Even...
    Keritastic Keritastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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...
    AcloudOnTheGround AcloudOnTheGround 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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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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    And I'm 100% ok with that.

    It used to bother me that I was the primary "**** up" of my family-But I've finally learned to just embrace this. It also helps to not give 2 ***** what others think of me, though that's much easier said than done.. Cheers to those who like to keep others on their toes!
    Vixen2010 Vixen2010 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Light Bright

    I've always felt like the black sheep of my family.. everyone treated me differently from my sister.. i only have one sister and no brothers.. my sister n i have different dads and she's dark skin like my mom and i'm really light. everyone in my family is dark skin.. all but my...
    Channelle1985 Channelle1985 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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