I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    Sometimes I wonder why I

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

    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
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    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
    9 Responses Nov 19, 2011

    I'm the black sheep for many differnt reasons.

    I'm the youngest of 2. I've always had darker hair (such as my eyebrows and eyelashes my hair on my head was blonde like) unlike my older sister who had blonde. I've always loved dark things. like creepypasta, horror, gore. and I love punk rock music but my mom and sister do to...
    LittleBabyFox LittleBabyFox
    22-25, T
    Feb 20, 2016

    And the rest of those ******* sheep arent

    as snowy white as they think they are more of a dingy grey.
    jennaveivea jennaveivea
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2014

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016
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    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I've been told multiple times over the

    Christmas holidays that I'm too incompetent to hold a job which is why I lost mine. Isn't family great? I had to vent. So glad holidays are almost over. Next everyone will be talking about Valentine's Day and who has a date.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    im sick of being belittled

    for everything i do. and now their starting to belittle my pets.
    Aliceinwonderland2015 Aliceinwonderland2015
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2016

    ...and I embrace this

    as my anthem! ;)
    deleted deleted
    Feb 23, 2016

    Lazy. Unknown. Just a waste of space.

    Its me. The black sheep I wonder what its like to be The Golden child. The sibling that does no wrong regardless what happens in the past, present, and future. A go geter. The daughter that doesn't make mistakes. The good girl with no skeletons in her closet. "You don't...
    Colorlessdove Colorlessdove
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    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
    leavemebe234 leavemebe234
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    First of all I'm transgender

    but haven't done any of the surgery yet (not enough money) and I painted my nails one day and my uncle told me to "take that **** off my fingers n toes I don't live like that and I'm not gonna live with someone who does" is what he said
    assassinwolf2015 assassinwolf2015
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

    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
    18-21, M
    Dec 1, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Dec 22, 2010

    Disowned by my direct family

    because of what I've done? Yep.
    UnderhandedG UnderhandedG
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    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
    19 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    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
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    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

    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
    Jan 2, 2016

    Every single family member hates my guts

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

    I live in an extended family

    where all the cousins got along when we were little growing up. Family dinners were the best part of the week and so were the parties for every occasion. Then came 6th grade and slowly we were falling apart. Around 9th grade I started realizing how fake they all were. They would...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2015
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    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

    I am a social worker.

    I am taking care for people who actually are living out of our society - homeless people, prostitutes, criminals, mistreated women, refugees... Reason enough, that I am the "black sheep" of my family, because all these people are not "fine enough" to be in contact with them.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jan 22, 2011

    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
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    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
    EvilCandy EvilCandy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    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

    I'm an atheist Gothic.

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

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    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


    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

    I've always felt different

    than the rest of my family. I'm mixed and my family is white.. When I was younger I always felt like that was a bad thing because I wasn't like anyone else. My family figured I felt that way and because my father has never been in the picture my grandparents and mom always tried...
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower
    18-21, F
    Feb 17, 2016

    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
    Oct 29, 2015
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    Sep 27, 2015

    I am the black sheep of my family.

    It did not start out the way but happened after college where I held a collection of low paying dead end jobs before finally realizing I was better off working for myself and gave into my creative urge to become a writer. Some in my family don't understand and give me the usual...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    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

    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
    4 Responses May 23, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2011

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    I was a huge problem child growing up

    but grew out of it in my late teens and actually ended up being a very reliable adult. My family, however, always feels the need to keep pressuring me and my dad attempts to get me ready for a world that I am already ready to face. He just keeps driving things into my head and...
    Vipermike66 Vipermike66
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2016

    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
    78 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    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

    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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