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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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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 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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    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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    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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    I just do all the word things in the family

    as the engineer and everyone else is in business, it's just had to connect sometimes but I try and roll with the punches
    Collegeguy3538 Collegeguy3538 18-21, M Mar 7

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'm the black sheep on my mom side.

    And it sucks. They barely notice me and they look down on me. I don't remember the last time my own grandma hugged or say I say I love you to me. Am I that pathetic? Sometimes I wish I just disappear.
    awayoflife123 awayoflife123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 2 Responses Jan 16

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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 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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    The worst part of being the black sheep,

    at least in my experience, is feeling guilty for feeling how you feel towards them with everything considered. Maybe I'm just a lot dumber than I give myself credit for lol
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm glad to be the black sheep,

    less things I have to do, our participate in.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Mar 12

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    I grew up in a very conservative family

    and from when I was young I felt different as if I didn't fit and for a long time thought I might have even been adopted .My mother always said I was a born nudist as she could never keep clothes on me from the day I learned how to take them off and in the end she gave up.I...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 7

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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 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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    Translation/ I'm the only one

    who is not a f**cking cry baby and will work for my money. I'm not dramatic and don't cause fights. I'm somewhat balanced and capable of living in my own. I'm capable of holding down a job. I'm not waiting for my parents to die so I can have their money. The list goes on.., My...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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...
    YesIAmAsian YesIAmAsian 18-21 1 Response May 15

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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 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...
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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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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    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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    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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    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M Mar 17

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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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    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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    Don't even have to do anything wrong to be in

    trouble. My Aunt has been married 3 times. Her current husband (my uncle) have been married since Jan 2007 and had my cousin, Ryan (who is now 7) in Dec 2007. When my Aunt was pregnant with Ryan, I was 12 years old and I turned 13 the month before he was born. Out of harmless...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Mar 26

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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