I Was Disowned By My Family

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    Losing a Family

    I was married for 15 years, had 4 kids, and a nice home... we had it all, that was until Sep 22, 2005 when my husband passed away. He was fine, in great health, but his heart gave way. I stayed at the hospital with him every minute until they pulled the plug.  At the time...
    icepinkbabe icepinkbabe
    41-45, F
    45 Responses Mar 29, 2006

    Well it all started last September.

    I am a 36 year old single mother of an autistic son. Who is now 16. He always had a hard time struggling with homework and getting it done and one day he lashed out at me and hit me when I took his iphone away so he could get it done. My voice I never raised went downstairs to...
    lostnconfused01 lostnconfused01
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015

    I was a pk in a very religious church.

    I had to be perfect, but I was never quite sure what that meant. So I followed every rule, did every religious thing, got straight A's (then scholarships and more straight A's), married a Christian man, had 10 kids, homeschooled (by now I was following EVERYONE's rules), and on...
    7boyz3girlz 7boyz3girlz
    1 Response Jul 15, 2014

    I am 18 years old and currently a senior in

    high school. My parents kicked me out because they didn't like my boyfriend. I got kicked out last year when I was 17 but they let me come home. It's been 3 months, I suffer from bipolar disorder so this has all been very hard. I'm still looking for a job and trying to graduate...
    Rachaelannee Rachaelannee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    I was disowned by my family.

    .. didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat liberating. We moved over to North America from Eastern Europe when I was a kid. My parents had a rough upbringing and it...
    Jamz56 Jamz56
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

    It's come to the point to

    where I've been legally estranged by every family member except my grandmother, and I don't even talk to her because I don't trust any of them anymore. I've been banned from all family gatherings, and the only words I get from them is "Kill yourself." I'm not kidding, I have...
    NerdWithHats NerdWithHats
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    long story but here goes my mum was married to

    my half brothers dad she had just lost my second brother to S,I,D,S, or cot death my dad was ruggedly handsome it was just 1979 i was born 1980s 5lb 40z my older bro didnt like my dad him or me my uncles didnt think i was my dads as i looked Chinese i wasnt my mums side...
    runemagic runemagic
    36-40, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    Family Shunning And Disownment

    DISOWNMENT and SHUNNING is psychological torture. It is relational aggression, serial bullying and psychic murder.   Rejected wolves die out of the pack.  The rejectee feels like he's/she's suffocating and withering:  Here's my story. My two sisters were 12 and fourteen years...
    mariacivetta mariacivetta
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Oct 7, 2013

    I'm Alone

    I sent my dad and brother a text message last week. I'm going to spend the week of Christmas in Southern GA where my family live. I wanted to let them know I'd be around. My brother who I would (still) take a bullet for sent me the following FB msg: "Unless you're hurt or in...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    My experience is one

    that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've always been the "good girl" of the family. I'm the oldest of three children and the only daughter. I've always gotten good...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    My homophobic family had found out about my

    bisexuality and I got disowned.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    Okay, so I never thought I'd share this story I

    mean I know this is what this website is for but... I just thought that was too personal to be shared but I've realized that I can't handle it, not alone. I was given away by my parents when I was 3. They got married because my mom was pregnant and my grandfather forced my dad...
    Shadowykidd Shadowykidd
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    Disowned by my mother

    which I tried to talk to she refuses to make up. I'm not terribly heartbroken!!! I guess I don't really care not talking to her doesn't remind me of all the mental abuse!!
    Butterflies72 Butterflies72
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    Father's Family-My 17 year old brother murdered

    our parents in 2006 and set our apartment on fire because he was mad that our father hit him. He then woke our sister and I and led us outside like nothing was wrong. No one in our father's family will believe he did it though he's sitting in a French prison for it and disowned...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    I've been suffering from mental illness

    for about five years. Lately it has reached a high point. I became so depressed that I stopped going to school and now my mom calls me a **** up. I still live at my moms house but I have to deal with my mom. She calls me psycho, loser, freak , etc. I really want to move out but...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    Me, Too...

    I told the truth about a horrible, abusive situation, and was forever shunned for my "courage".  *It is a hard thing -  to do what you feel to be right, and then to get "kicked in the teeth" for it.  And, yes, knowing that I did the right...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    My Sisters Hate Me

    Both of my sisters have stopped speaking to me since I lost my job and moved back in with our mother. I made overtures to both of them to be friendly, asked what I had done to offend them and basically turned myself inside out trying to reconcile with them. My mother concluded...
    HeadHeldHigh HeadHeldHigh
    46-50, F
    17 Responses May 17, 2011

    Finding My Own Value After Being Disowned By My Sisters

    Since the earliest time I could remember, my older sister didn't really much care for me. She and my younger sister were, and are now, good friends. I was the kid in the middle. When we were growing up, I didn't get the seat by the window. I was called names instead of my...
    songwriter61 songwriter61
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Jul 20, 2012

    My Mother...

    The interesting thing about families is that they can be functional or dysfunctional, just like any other relationship. Within those families, there are many different point of views on many different subjects. Usually in a family, the children look up to their parents for help...
    CastingShadows CastingShadows
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Aug 2, 2011

    Disowned For Love

    I am 22 years old, two semesters away from graduating with my RN. I am currently 36 weeks pregnant. I was on birth control when I conceived, and although the timing was inconvenient, I was overjoyed. I've always wanted to be a mother. When I told the father, he asked me to have...
    xlorna xlorna
    22-25, F
    10 Responses May 12, 2012

    I have been disowned by one side of my family

    for over a year now. Watching christmas, greek easter, birthdays and weddings go by with no communication for no reason. I had never done a thing to my family, i have been disowned for no actual reason. My father and brother are both alcoholics and this is the reason they...
    aaliyah2 aaliyah2
    18-21, F
    Sep 8, 2015

    My Family Is Extremely Well Off And They Disowned Me. Im Homeless Jobless Now And Have No Friends The Old Ones Were So Called Friends...

     My life was once great. I stayed with my father and was extremely fortunate. Had a nice vehicle drivers license dadada. Good looking g/f z etc, etc... Well when I turned 17 I started smoking weed and hanging out with the wrong ppl. I made some bad decsions. Lost my license...
    enzo1052001 enzo1052001
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jul 9, 2010

    I was disowned by my family.

    ..not that it was any great loss as they all are a waste of space. Anyone who say's blood is thicker than water is sadly deluded. They disowned me and I disowned them in return and from that day to this and unto the day I die it will be so. It has been 17yrs now and I have not...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    My biological mother died

    when I was 11 years old and my biological father was never around. My older cousin and her boyfriend took my brother and I and took care of us. Being raised by them, or by her (mostly) was hard-- although she provided the best of the basics (food, water, shelter) for my brother...
    Khaleesi1202 Khaleesi1202
    26-30, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    My Sister Disowned Me

    Since my parents have both died my sister is the only family I have here in Ohio. She is 44 and I am 45 and we have never been really close. In October my son beat the hell out of me and my sister blames me for it. I showed her pics of my face and I can remember the exact words...
    Paige42986 Paige42986
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2011

    My family just turned on me

    and shut me out. I never did anything but I guess to them I did
    linaamro linaamro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014

    My parents kicked me out of the house a little

    over 2 years ago for not being their perfect straight christian boy. The months leading up to this were filled with yelling and bullying from both my family and at school. They finally gave up when conversion therapy didn't work, and threw me away like some faulty part they...
    jaypnotjayz jaypnotjayz
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    My name is Brianna and I've been disowned by my

    family over a short haircut I have nothing they're only letting me stay Because the locals would give them a bad rep after all these years of bragging how nice they are and fortunate I am to have them They didn't give up on my mom for her drug problems but I'm being...
    bunnehmimi bunnehmimi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    Tonight I went to my high school friends

    parents house to visit with her family. She just had a baby about 4 months ago. She brought him and her dog. Her family is so amazing. She has two brothers and a mom and dad. I'm envious I wish I had a family like hers. I haven't talked to my older sister in about 5 years...
    Peaches4you Peaches4you
    26-30, F
    Sep 7, 2015


    I was the unwanted Child, yet daddys favorite. A secret got out. Daddy cheated Mommy went to rehab. 2 girls left alone. Sister slashed her wrists, and then moved away Parents got divorced Daddy got a new family, threw out the trash (his daughter) Mommy got into drugs more, and...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    Through my childhood,

    my father used to call me once or twice a year. When I was 16, he suddenly stopped calling and I never really knew why. But I'm not going to write about him - I'm going to tell you about my mom and my few relatives from her side. My mom disowned me, when I was already grown up...
    adamiriam adamiriam
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    I found this form and wanted to share my

    experience, I honestly don't have anyone to talk to.. and just wanted to be understood for a min. I am 26 years old now and has been disowned by my family 3 years ago. The reason why, is because I am lesbian and had chosen to live like that with my partner. When my family...
    AAlD AAlD
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2013

    My Story

    I always remembered growing up in a dysfunctional family. My parents separated when I was five. And when my dad remarried 20 months later, he wasn't around much. When I was twelve, my mum's partner molested me - although it only happened once, it was a horrible experience. I told...
    Zeekoo Zeekoo
    Oct 27, 2013

    Hello, I have recently being disowned by my

    Family because of the choices I have made in my love life. I am a 26 y.o. girl, that is supposed to be an adult and make her own choices in life, but I am now left with lot of sadeness about my Family reaction. I have been in love with a guy for the past 9 years and finally we...
    marmar15 marmar15
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    My parents are very religious

    and don't agree with my "lifestyle choice". I came out to them at the beginning of this year. They isolated me in my own house. I am at school now. My mom came to visit and told me that being around me isn't good for their mental or spiritual health. They say I am a...
    confessionsofmee confessionsofmee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2015


    I met my dad when I was 13. I lived in hell for 3 years watching him beat my sisters and Letting my step mom beat me. It got so bad i ran away. They got me back but my senior year in Hugh school i moved back in with my mom. I joined the air force in 2000. My dad and i were always...
    gillax gillax
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    When I was 7 my parents disowned me

    and put me up for adoption so yeah and I really don't talk to I guess you would call them my parents. But oh we'll they where abusive anyways
    theonenibodylikes theonenibodylikes
    16-17, M
    Aug 27, 2014

    "You ain't worth anything!

    "He,my so called brother screamed as he again flicked the belt to hit me. Totally in tears I understood that I was born in the wrong place...at the wrong time..in the wrong era. He along with most of my family members were alcoholics..I decided to run away with my sister.. My...
    Rosella72 Rosella72
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    When I was 40 years old I told my mother I was

    transexual. Within a week she sent a letter accusing me of many things, none of them true. My Spouse alienated my 3 children from me. Today I have a new family but I still miss my first family.
    MikkiiDF MikkiiDF
    Aug 24, 2014

    I've been in an interracial relationship

    for several months with a man I work with. I'd liked him for almost a year before we started dating and became close friends during the course of my crush on him. My family later found out I was in an interracial relationship; with my father being an Indian single parent, he...
    benijones benijones
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2013

    If you think that your family loves you.

    .. Think again! If you think that they'll always be there for you... Think again! If you think that they'll accept you completely despite what you've been through and deal with ... Think again! My family hates everything that I am...in their hearts I know that they wish I was...
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    Don't Need Ungreatful People In My Life

    actually i disowned my family - my wife and i were young when we got together and my family just couldn't accept my love for my wife to-be and they would always belittle her and try to figure way to make us break up, but it never worked, they would always tell me to take her back...
    footless footless
    66-70, M
    9 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    Mom Turned Family Against Me For No Reason

    I used to have a family and was very involved with them. My parents and I used to always go on trips, outings, or watch CSI together. My aunts and uncles would have us over for BBQs, and we would always talk and laugh about stuff. We would always have a thanksgiving dinner...
    cmfrecke cmfrecke
    61 Responses Jul 31, 2010

    At the end of 2011, my mother,

    stepdad and 4 younger sisters moved to Atlanta. I was a senior in highschool so my mother let me stay in Warner Robins and graduate with my friends. I ended up having a wreck one week before graduation and decided to stay in Warner Robins. I had better opportunities for jobs...
    braxtonleigh braxtonleigh
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2014

    You're mad about this?

    ? some family think I should do something better with my life. I wish they'd understand that what I'm doing is something I'm loving, a whole lot.. like I love it like crazy. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 But they want me to do...
    Dreamer82698 Dreamer82698
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    I am an independent who has recently been

    disowned by my "recently religious" parents for not participating in the belief system. It isn't that I don't respect the belief system, but the way they practice is unorthodox (if such a thing exists) and is laced with blatant hypocrisy. I am in my early 20's and I am making my...
    VVoid VVoid
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Being A Lesbian

    I now have no family they want nothing to do with me they called me a mistake said I was wrong I feel to guilty to be happy. my low self-esteem already makes me want to scream and bleed now this
    Applelovergod Applelovergod
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

    I still live with them,

    but I've lived apart from them for years. Ever since I was 14 I've been threatened with being kicked out of the house every few months. It gets to the point where I'm moving the things and they forgive me.im 19 and have been gone for 6 months for basic training and army AIT...
    noahjoah123 noahjoah123
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    Gay Orphan

    I'm a 29 year old gay man who enjoys a wonderful relationship with my husband of five years. I'm Australian, and grew up in a country town in rural Australia. I had a Christian upbringing with an extremely 'involved' Mother who did everything for us, but also demanded total...
    DrPete DrPete
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Apr 13, 2010

    starting today. I am no longer part of my

    family. both my parents have disowned me just because I am not what they want me to be sigh what a way to start the year
    Efoile Efoile
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    In August 1995 I came of closet to my mom &

    dad I was nineteen years old my parent people tell they love me no what kicked me out because "they raise no gay" children I haven't spoken to them almost 20 years now been with my wife for almost twenty year with three beautiful babies!
    Lezsoccermom75 Lezsoccermom75
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015
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