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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    You know that moment

    when you family is planning something behind you and doesn't want or didn't tell you anything about it because you should just "worry about your stuff first"? Pissed off eh? I don't know if I should be smiling that I don't have to be included in the planning or I should just...
    YouDontNeedaKnow YouDontNeedaKnow 18-21 1 Response May 15

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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 7 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    I was always the quiet one

    who kept to myself in the family. I was really only close to my dad and my mom never really liked me. The favorite was always my older sister allison she could do no wrong she was popular had everything. I was just her little sister nobody noticed I was the outcast in school on...
    Bellamey1 Bellamey1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Truly, I am and I think I'm stuck with it

    until the very end. I see it as not a bad thing like most people would see it as. I just think it benefits myself for others to get off my back. Well, besides the usual nagging and all that crap. I got all of it from them: Put downs, doubts, blames, ignored, not standing out...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M May 29

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    def true for me. always have been always will

    be. i think thats why i can be shy.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I have an extended family on

    both my Mom and Father's side of the family. My cousin will constantly stalk my FB posts, my brother and sister simply tell me happy birthday via text. I dont bother contacting my father unless its for an emergency because if he wanted to be in my life, he would.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    hello fellow black sheep,

    I finally found my flock!!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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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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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family,

    I stick out like a sore thumb. I don't know why or how I got to be so different from my family, but it has become rather strenuous on my relationship with them. We disagree on almost everything, we're almost polar opposites. My entire family is Mormon, I am an Atheist. My whole...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 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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    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 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 whom is not paying rent. I have informed my relative I'm moving either this month or next month. Which my family and I...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F 1 Response May 2

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    I hate the term black sheep simply

    because I love sheep their my favorite animal and I wear primarily black or dark colors. I am the outcast of my family but not because I am a **** up, but because I'm not a **** up. My family plays the game of life differently. When you roll a five you're supposed to throw the...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    these words some up my life.

    good bye papa please pray for me i was the black Sheep of the family you tried to teach me right from wrong to much wine and to much song wander how I got along. We had joys we had fun we had seasons in the sun. I miss my family so much it cuts like a knife. purple rain purple...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M May 13

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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 think been the 2nd child IS the black sheep

    of the family especially when you have an older brother and a younger sister. I used to love my family unconditionally until I realized the truth. I am 32 and the last 3 years of my life has been tough especially with my family. I came to realize that my family doesn't love me...
    Chinese101 Chinese101 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 1

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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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    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 30 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Definately they laugh

    and feel I am the odd one - I think I am open non judgemental and accepting of people. I dont make an effort to be around them to much just to save myself the grief or overt comments on my way of thinking. Was told once when I was planning a family visit added into a work trip...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    I'm just tired of trying to do anything good

    cause everyone in my family doesnt appreciate any of my efforts. It just sucks no one cares how much I care.
    Minimie Minimie 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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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 speak to me atall. I saw some of them are my mums funeral nearly 3yrs ago and I havnt seen them since. To my dad I was always the last one on...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I am the odd one out.

    And am nobody's favorite It sucks
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    My family is 4 girls 2 guys

    and all fashion but me I could give drop what I wear as long as it's comfortable and I'm not fake Srry bros
    marz2020 marz2020 13-15, F Jul 23

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    I come from a family

    where you must memorize a lot of names and faces because we're supposed to communicate in a large network. I have both my parents and one little sister. I've known all 4 of my grandparents for most of my life up until my dad's dad passed away last year, the others are still...
    itsalongstoryy itsalongstoryy 18-21, M Apr 13

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    Being the black sheep can be a blessing,

    most people just have the family they are given, us black sheeps have to go out into the world and create our own "family". The people who come into your life by choice are worth so much more than blood relation.
    PeaceontheMountain PeaceontheMountain 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Always have been and always wi be.

    To this day I'm not sure why, is it because I have mh problems..? yeah I think that must be it. **** it
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29

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    Im tierd of never do the things right

    for my parents, im allways in a stupid competente with my brother and i cant sin cause he is just perfect, he have only A's at college, he is on the honores program he own a travel to switzerland cause of his grades and my parents just talk about the amaizing son dose he is and...
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    I'm half romani. I guess that's sort of a

    confession on its own. Being half blood means that I don't really fit in with any of my family. My mother seems to resent me because my father wouldn't leave his people to raise me with her and my father has nothing to do with me (that's complicated) My mother's side of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 29

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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 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    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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    My stepdad has an affair with a family friend's

    daughter and acts as if he doesn't. My mom thinks my sister is important because she has ADHD, Schitzoprenia, bipolar, and dyslexia plus she spends more time with my stepdad's mistress' baby than me. If I don't have a child, draw a check or have medical issues then i am not...
    BJMichelle96 BJMichelle96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Just a fact of my life.

    I don't speak to them and they don't speak to me. I really don't care that they don't like me. Ive been hated by better people
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm an atheist Gothic.

    .... southern Baptist pastors daughter. baaaah baah black sheep.
    jaynesreflection jaynesreflection 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Have decided since 3 months to get more involve

    in gatherings/celebrations in whole big family maybe once in 2-3 years lol. I have forgiven them and still care for them as well though they wont accept who I am or what I believe. I love socialise in real life but this would be awkward and wouldn't be the same as if with my...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F Jul 10

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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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    Just recently reconnected w/my mother

    after 10yrs. One of the hardest things I have done. My mother abused me mentally, and physically. I thought at one time I was adopted, but I look too much like her. My spoiled lil brother tried to lay a guilt trip on me after I found out he did not take care of her like he...
    tlynnh tlynnh 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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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    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 82 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    For a while I thought being the black sheep of

    the family is bad. But then I realize something. I should be glad I'm not like them. They're judgmental, crazy, and kinda annoying. And some of their coat aren't as white as they appear. Yea I'm different. Yea I'm not as pretty or as thin but I don't care. I'm not afraid to be...
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Moving out was a great day.

    I rarely go to family gatherings. My parents obviously have favorites and I'm not one. My older sister is my dad's favorite and my younger brother is my mom's favorite. Another thing that made me an outcast in my own family is the fact that they are the biggest homophobes in the...
    DarkeningTheMist DarkeningTheMist 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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 justified in my eyes but they still criticize me because of it, it really puts me down. I feel like I can't really be myself around them. I hate it...
    vanessaj69 vanessaj69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2007

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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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