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I Am the Black Sheep of the Family

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    Very Different Beliefs

    My beliefs are very different from the rest of my family. They are all still very much asleep to what is going on around them.  They still very much have trust in our American government and believe in the war on terror.  More that once it has caused considerable friction when...
    Aiyana77 Aiyana77 36-40, T 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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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 31 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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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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    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 really don't know how to say this.

    Except I think some thing is wrong with my head. It has been a couple of weeks since I wrote anything on here. It has been horrible, I feel like jumping off a cliff. I can not shake this feeling or feelings I'm having. I feel like I'm all alone with no one to talk to about my...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F Jun 30

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    A few months ago I turned 30.

    An age I often questioned I would ever make it too. My parents divorced when I was six and the vast majority of my childhood is a blur. I was a frequent target for bullies and my mom had to travel a lot for work. The only times u really saw my "dad" was when I went to visit...
    musucfan29 musucfan29 26-30, M Jun 13

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    This wasn't my decision,

    of course. It was an attempt by my parents to push their disappointments in life onto me. So whenever anything at all happened, it was my fault. When I look back at it now, it sound so ridiculous, that, for example, as a 2 year-old, I could be responsible for my mother's...
    slver slver 51-55, F 3 Responses May 2

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    Im An Outcast

    Yes, I am a black sheep. I more of an outcast. At home, its just me, my mom, and my kitty. But I have an annoying family; cousins, uncles, aunts. Im one of the youngest. Acutally to be exact the 2nd youngest. But my little cousin fits in more with my older cousins then I do! ...
    theworldislove theworldislove 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Disowning Their Daughter

    I come from a pretty conservative family. My parents had a hard enough time coming to terms with when I was 14 and told them I was a lesbian. Neither of them spoke to me about a month. The final straw when I was 17 was telling them I had as well as a girlfriend a new boyfriend 13...
    BreadCatkin BreadCatkin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    I am the black sheep of my family I hate it

    so much I feel like my family hates me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Every Family Has One

    Tattoos, piercings and aspirations of a hippie like future. Not something my family encourages or understands. My mom is a catholic woman, very traditional in her ways. Dad is a business man. Sister is in school for commerce. The whole family is pretty stepfordy. Anything bad...
    Kippy214 Kippy214 16-17, F Jul 23, 2012

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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 8 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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

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    Me: -finished highschool (Abitur)

    and now studying Literature at an University in Germany. - learned how to play the violin, viola and piano - went to many camps in the US or other language to improve my (bad) language skills - working at a well known lawyers office Family: -nobody finished School - low paid...
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    A few months ago I turned 30.

    An age I often questioned I would ever make it too. My parents divorced when I was six and the vast majority of my childhood is a blur. I was a frequent target for bullies and my mom had to travel a lot for work. The only times u really saw my "dad" was when I went to visit...
    musucfan29 musucfan29 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I'm starting to hate everyone

    that I'm around and I know it's not healthy
    pyr0maniac23 pyr0maniac23 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    Unlike my loud, rambunctious family,

    I'm very reserved. Rarely am I ever loud or rambunctious like them. However, while my family is open, I'm more open minded than them. So really, we're almost like opposites.
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I wish life was different.

    I'm having huge fights right now with my family, because they just don't understand me at all. My parents are disappointed because I don't earn more money. The silliest thing is, that I have before, and I easily can again. It isn't really difficult. It just takes a little...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Always quite and shy,

    don't like meeting people and going out. and on the hand, there's my family, love going out, spending time with people, like a social butterfly..
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 27

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    This is something I feel is eating me alive,

    it is something that most people would think I'm crazy or something. And I might be, but this is has put me in a state of mind, that has me questioning myself. My Mama passed away and about a month before , we had a misunderstanding , it wasn't the first time. Any way, one of my...
    Hellogran Hellogran 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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 16-17, M Aug 17

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    My family only notices me

    if I have money to hand out! They don't even know what they are missing out on!
    descham descham 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Through out my life i've always been the

    different one in my family and to my relatives. I am the eldest child and there for the pressure is on me to set an example to my younger siblings. As i grew up everyone compared me to my cousin who is basically the typical asian brainiac. She would be the top if her classes and...
    s3gur0 s3gur0 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    For the most part they tolerate me.

    Don't call on me unless they need something. I have the least amount of money in the bank (so they think) my niece rents from me and is now 4 months behind.I am retired military and own 5 houses 3 of those out right. not married and work a few part time jobs
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    Maybe it's that I'm a introvert

    or just a teenager but I feel my family doesn't get me. I'm different than all of my family members, they listen to pop, and rap. I listen to punk rock and metal. They always go out and have their conversations but when I get there and ask what the topic is they tell me "stay...
    Mauniful Mauniful 22-25, M Apr 30

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Basically my whole immediate family is one big

    fat black sheep, but I'm probably the worst because I'm anti social and gay. No one knows about that last one but I'm sure it's not hard to see. I HATE family gatherings. I don't know the best way to get through them.
    superstar2271 superstar2271 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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 21-25, F 2 Responses May 30, 2007

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    From a family of studs

    that are good at everything they do, NOT FAIR!!! Seriously I need some of that good DNA
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Yep. True. Not black

    but true. Half dont know how to deal with me. The other half shred me. And i havent shredded them up much. How crazy am i. Me should have adjusted them. Or ignored them. Maybe i was born too caring. Or just know i get sent to prison. Probably just...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 22

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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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    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

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    The Wild Side

    Aunt Bea was a black sheep.  When anyone refers to Aunt Bea, it's always with the suffix "she was wild, you know."  Aunt Bea died tragically when she was quite young, only 32.  She was trying to maneuver her big old "new" car (1950 something) back onto the highway when it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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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 17 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    I'm the introverted, quiet,

    pensive, solitary one in a family of loud, exuberant people-people. I'm the tattooed one, the messy and disorganized one, the one who doesn't always make straight A's in school. I can't keep my car clean, because I practically live out of it. I'm restless, I'm a traveller, I...
    sdecourcey sdecourcey 18-21, F May 13

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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 86 Responses Apr 16

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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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    my family is stuck in it's old ways.

    I can say I only really like to talk to one person in my family cause ever one else is such a hypocrite. everyone in my family was brought up as a Christian, I rejected that **** at 13. they weren't about to pull me into that. I love to draw and I'm fascinated by Japanese...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I am an introvert in a family of extraverts.

    I need my quiet alone time and being in a crowd drains me, whereas they all get their energy from being around other people. They don't understand why I don't always want to go out and meet people, and consider me "anti-social" because most nights I prefer to stay home with just...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F Sep 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 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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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 2 Responses Sep 3

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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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    Light Bright

    I've always felt like the black sheep of my family.. everyone treated me differently from my sister.. i only have one sister and no brothers.. my sister n i have different dads and she's dark skin like my mom and i'm really light. everyone in my family is dark skin.. all but my...
    Channelle1985 Channelle1985 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    So after a two month visit with the family,

    I've come to realize that I was better off without them. I don't mean it in a way that I don't need them in my life. I love my family. They are always there for me. I'm just glad to be back in Texas. I'm in my comfort zone. Though it sucks to be a thousand miles away from them...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F Sep 23

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    When my mom got pregnant with me,

    she already had a 3 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. My dad didn't want a third child, but he felt it would be okay as long as I was male. Guess what? I wasn't. I don't know why, but I never remember my dad smiling at me until a year ago. Never. He used to abuse me and...
    qwerty20427 qwerty20427 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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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

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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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    My family is always judging me.

    I've never fit in and I'm an only child.
    tlo101 tlo101 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Not Just Family

    I'm more than the black sheep in my family! I'm the black sheep of society. The reason why you ask? Because I'm not a sheep at all. It's all of you that are the sheep! I am a wolf, and the world is a buffet for people like me. And guess what? The wolf is hungry.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    I'm singing today at a wedding

    and I wish my family was here. But they don't want to do anything but be home all day and go to the movies without me. Sometimes I feel so alone.
    Queen1995 Queen1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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