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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    I come from a family of alcoholics

    that are in denial. Among them, I am the one that even the black sheep avoid.
    traveler440 traveler440 46-50, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm the only child of four

    that isn't married. I haven't even had a long term relationship, and I'm beginning to think I'll never meet someone special
    Ishapian Ishapian 36-40, M Jul 23

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    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    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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    macabre00 macabre00 26-30, F 1 day ago

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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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    im mostly different than my family

    since im FtM and panromantic. but even when i try to get some masculine things my mom just says "you dont have anything hanginv" or something like that. most of the time when i try to explain the difference between Gender and Sex they just think of something else and use my sex...
    Skylar666 Skylar666 13-15, T 3 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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 Jul 29

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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 parents had 4 girls in a relatively short

    time span, within about 6 or 7 years. Then 15 years later, while my parents were in their mid -40s, they had me, their only boy. My parents said I was their surprise baby, my sisters said I was a mistake, an unplanned pregnancy. My sisters have always resented me, as I got...
    harknbark harknbark 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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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    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 am what I think is called "the black sheep of

    the family". I rebelled on things that the rest of the family would consider untraditional. But my family and I are very different and the things I've been through that were covered up by certain people led me on a separate path than them. So though it can be lonley, I don't...
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day 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, 2014

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    Out of my parents three kids I was the one

    that didn't turn out "right" and never did fit "right".
    DeathSaw DeathSaw 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My extended family was always a greedy bunch of

    ******** who cared only about money and themselves my parents were very rich too but they also valued hard work and determination over anything which is why I respected them so greatly.
    Kaylalie Kaylalie 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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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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    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 70+ Jul 10

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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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    Well, I'm the daughter of the black sheep.

    And everyone thinks that I'm just like him. So I'm black sheep squared.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    I know I'm the black sheep of the family

    because when my mother passed away and my grandmother passed away I have no family I have a dad but I've never met him I know when I have brothers and sisters but I've never met them if they want to be part of their family they would have found me and asked me to join so there...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder why I

    even bother staying.
    ashdlee ashdlee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I like being the different one,

    the one that would rather be alone than be around family, then again I've always been a bit of a loner
    TheDemonsWithin TheDemonsWithin 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 7 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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 Jul 29

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    That doesn't matter..

    ....mutton tastes the same whether you're a black sheep or a white sheep.
    BigWilly60 BigWilly60 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    yep always have been

    and always shall be the hated one
    masterLLL masterLLL 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 27

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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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    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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    Yes, I am the black sheep of the family.

    I am the one who never follows the rules or traditions. I am the one who looks at things differently. I am the one who thinks that everything about this family is irrational and pointless. I really tried to fit in, but with no use. I simply don't belong. I am tired of the looks...
    theshadowonmoon theshadowonmoon 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 10

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    You could day I'm literally the black sheep

    since my parents and little sister are white (I was adopted at 7 months) since I was 12 it begun with my mom who really got on my nerves and the older I got the more annoying it got. My mom even said to me sometimes that she can't stand me so yeah that's great. They know I wanne...
    nousrosie nousrosie 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 81 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I'm the black sheep in my family.

    My family has no common sense and are extremely judgemental. I don't look like any of them. I look like my beautiful great grandma and they hate me for it. We have just never gotten along; I don't think we ever will. We're like oil and vinegar; we just don't mix.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 23

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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 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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    I'm probably the black sheep of my family.

    I'm an Atheist (some people think we're bad), I like Creepypastas, Sometimes I just disturb people on accident at the most random of times. Do I need to say anything more?
    DayDreamingVampiress DayDreamingVampiress 16-17, F 1 day ago