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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    Different and damn proud I am!

    !!! I never wanna be like them.
    Bellamey1 Bellamey1 18-21, F Sep 18, 2015

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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've always been the black sheep in my family.

    I have an older sister (by 13.5 months), younger sister (by 21 months), and a younger brother (by 4 years and 8 months). People have even told me and my parents that they treat me like I'm not here or whatever. I say or ask something and they ignore me. Well tonight they said...
    Jene1994 Jene1994 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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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 have so much anger towards my family.

    My family is very religious, including me, but I am bisexual. I haven't told anyone in my family, becuase I am scared of the unknown. My family is always saying how they get grossed out by gays, and blah blah blah. They always make comments in disgust when they see a gay...
    donin21 donin21 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Sometimes I wonder why I

    even bother staying.
    ashdlee ashdlee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 am the youngest of nine in a "his,

    hers, and theirs" situation. I am the only child my parents have together. My siblings on my dad's side have always been resentful because they felt I got more attention from our father and I got the time and the years they missed out on with him. I've always been treated like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 8, 2015

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    I am sitting upstairs,

    on my *** waiting for my mom and aunt to talk crap about me. They been doing it the whole day. Fck these mother fcking asswholes. Im tired of their shyt. They think that shyt is cute. Nothing but bitter fcking females.
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    leavemebe234 leavemebe234 22-25, F Nov 11, 2015

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    EvilCandy EvilCandy 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    I have talked to my family about how i feel

    and they never change. They continue to laugh at me, call me crazy, show favoritism, and i honestly think they would be happy if i died. I don't know the the f to do. Im pissed off. I don't bring my issues to work, but i feel angry a lot of the times. I also suffer from...
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Sep 27, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    im sick of being belittled

    for everything i do. and now their starting to belittle my pets.
    Aliceinwonderland2015 Aliceinwonderland2015 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    If by black sheep of the family you mean the one

    who always gets in trouble for opening her big, fat mouth and saying what others don't have the courage to say, then yes. I am totally the black sheep of my family. I don't do well with being told what I can and cannot do, who I can and cannot love, or what I can and cannot say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2015

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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 4 Responses May 23, 2015

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    I never lived up to what I was supposed to be.

    Especially what my dad thought I should become. My problem is that I care less about being rich and living in a huge Mcmansion, driving a big fancy car. I am not one of the money grabbing , greedy people my brother and sister are. Possessions mean little to me, I just never fell...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Jan 30

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    I am not so much the black sheep of my

    immediate family, but they are more like my extended (Or a least can put on a good show). Me, I don't care how I come across and that can make me very lonely at times. So I am the black sheep of my extended family and small town school. I live in a small town in Georgia where...
    bnrous6949 bnrous6949 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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 should say white sheep

    because growing up people think I "want to be white". My sister would joke that I was "adopted from a white family" Boyfriends joke Im their white girl. Oh and then there's my annoyingly religious older family members that think I listen to devil music. I've been accused of...
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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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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    The more I hangout with family

    or friends, the more I realize I'll never find a place I belong to.
    RawanAS RawanAS 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I am the youngest of 4

    and I always got the hand-me downs in the family. I was never rewarded for doing something special. When my siblings found out that I tired suicide while in school I was told that I was the black sheep of my family, then they found out that I had sex with the same sex I was...
    BiPolar21 BiPolar21 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Every single family member hates my guts

    for no reason & wishes me dead.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    im not going to strive to.

    fit in. fam or friends. if im different or "the black sheep " im just that.
    Clipz4her Clipz4her 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    We just had a family dinner,

    and as always I ate my food and plotted my escape. I can't sit there, they all make me so nervous... They never ask for my input on the conversation even though I'm passionate about that subject. So I just sit there... Plotting and waiting for my moment to get away from them all...
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 16-17, M Dec 1, 2015

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    hello fellow black sheep,

    I finally found my flock!!!
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

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    I was out with my Mom

    and sister earlier running errands and making small talk in the car. As we headed for home, my sister spotted a Chevy Silverado pass by our car. She got all excited and mentioned how much she'd like to own one eventually. Without missing a beat, my Mother looked at her and said...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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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 am the pink and white tye dyed Marily Munster

    sheep of my ****** up lunatic family. My offense...Im not a moron and I have a soul... Ill stay pink. ..
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Everyone in my family believes in God,

    some of then are religious about it, some aren't. But I don't believe it all. No one in my family sees dark art, dark music, dark fashion, as beautiful as I do. No one else in my family understands why I'm introverted, reclusive, and don't like being in bars or even going to...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I have been talked about

    for many years and at first I use to complain about it to them. We tried talking it out, but to no avail. I have even almost fought my aunt because of her lies and belittling behavior. I have learned that the only thing you can do is ignore those people. Go to college, get a job...
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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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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