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I Was Disowned By My Family

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    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...
    Rachaelannee Rachaelannee 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't know what I did, but my family isn't my family. And it sucks.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    icepinkbabe icepinkbabe 41-45, F 44 Responses Mar 29, 2006

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    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...
    AAlD AAlD 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    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...
    songwriter61 songwriter61 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Christian Family Has Disowned Me Due To Divorce..* - I am a Christian. My family has decided that I am "train wreck" and have disowned me. I'm going through my 2nd divorce. My 1st...
    TNMama TNMama 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2010

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    They didn't say this outright, but my mom Basically ignores me all the time, she even says things out loud meant to let me Know that she doesn't care, my siblings all take her side...
    defiantheart defiantheart 26-30, F Jan 5

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    I Would Cry and Cry If I We... - I would cry and cry if I were and remembered it vividly. But if I don't remember it much, then... Well, given my present self, I'd just bounce back...
    Melia1992 Melia1992 16-18, F 2 Responses May 3, 2007

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    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...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    My family just turned on me and shut me out. I never did anything but I guess to them I did
    linaamro linaamro 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    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...
    xlorna xlorna 22-25, F 10 Responses May 12, 2012

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    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...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    My Grandmother Disowned Her Eldest Son, Not His Eldest Children - My grandmother risked EVERYTHING to give life to my father. It was the 1970s in Kabul, Afghanistan. How good do...
    IndigotheWanderer IndigotheWanderer 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    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...
    enzo1052001 enzo1052001 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    My homophobic family had found out about my bisexuality and I got disowned.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    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...
    Zeekoo Zeekoo 22-25 Oct 27, 2013

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    Disowned By My Parents And Some Family - This is a very log story so I'll try and keep it as brief s possible. My sister is 7 years older than me.As soon as I was born she saw me...
    Inapickle45 Inapickle45 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    My Story Is A Long One, Please Bear With Me....Divorce, Crazy Mother, Loss Of Parental Rights - I grew up with a mother who is a narcissist. I was her scapegoat. When I was 18 I...
    shannonsultan shannonsultan 26-30, F Mar 18, 2013

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    My Sisters Have Disowned Me.... - I have been crying for the past few days now because my sisters have disowned me, over a very trivial thing. I must say that while i was a child...
    jaxcy jaxcy 41-45, F Jun 9, 2013

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    I have been disowned by my mothers side of my family. Her mom and dad, my grandparents, were the most amazing people. They had four children, 3 boys and 1 girl, my mom. The family...
    madkins madkins 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    When I was young my mother left me. Growing up I surrounded myself around my two girl cousins, who were young and bad influences, to have that "older female role model in my life...
    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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    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...
    Applelovergod Applelovergod 22-25 2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    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...
    benijones benijones 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    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...
    cmfrecke cmfrecke 18-21 35 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    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...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Yes and I Have Dis... - Yes and i have disowned them just about 10 days ago. It hurts like hell,  because for some STUPID reason i still love them BUT they will not DESTROY my...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2007

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    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...
    CastingShadows CastingShadows 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    Family Shunning And Disownment - DISOWNMENT and SHUNNING is psychological torture. It is relational aggression, serial bullying and psychic murder.   Rejected wolves die out of...
    mariacivetta mariacivetta 61-65, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    Young - 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...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR 18-21, F 18 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    No Reason - I am an only child and thought I came from a loving extended family. Looking back I now realize that I was never really part of it. I am a quiet straight laced...
    ragdoll811 ragdoll811 46-50 1 Response Apr 11, 2013

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    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...
    HeadHeldHigh HeadHeldHigh 46-50, F 13 Responses May 17, 2011

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    Isolated - Sadly, I lost my husband 17th June 2008 after 35 years of marriage. I then lost my dad February 2009.  I am 55 years old.  Much of my childhood and sadly...
    shadow111 shadow111 51-55, F 4 Responses May 23, 2009

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    BPD Mother, Peacekeeper Father...Boundaries Were The Last Straw. - My story is kind of long so bear with me. I decided to set boundaries today with my parents...my mother is most...
    renae0027 renae0027 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Dis-owned Aged 7 - I remember when i was seven years of age, i got into trouble with the law by pushing over a bubble gum machine outside a shop in the 1970s old tupton derbyshire...
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    Disowned After Less Than A Year - I never knew my father. Until january last year at age 15. We walked past each other by accident and only knew who the other was because he and...
    jesma22 jesma22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Family Disowned Me Because I Broke Law. - A few months back I committed a crime, only now 5 months later did it come out. Anyways the crime involved a family member and now it...
    IHelpUUHelpMe IHelpUUHelpMe 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    A Part Of My Story. - Born and raised in Hawaii I lived a great life up until now. This is actually really painful to reflect on and I've been doing everything in my power to avoid...
    gmichele0 gmichele0 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    Disowned By My Friend Of 31 Years - Yesterday I received a letter from Kate, my Southern Baptist friend, telling me that she has to distance herself from me now because I am in...
    evanlaeys evanlaeys 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    My Childhood - I just woke up after seeing my boyfriend off to work, tried to lay down and go back to sleep and all I can think about is my mother and her having destroyed me...
    TayloreTye TayloreTye 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Disowned Or Tough Love - Well, this story is about one of my close family members. To be honest my 18 year old little sister. It all starts like this; my little sister has been...
    lortricez lortricez 22-25, F Apr 9, 2013

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    Disowned, Disappointing, and Disgraceful - I always thought that murderers and drug dealers and pedophiles were the only people who got disowned by their families. The kind of...
    Geekazoid Geekazoid 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Pepper Sprayed While Pregnant - Back story: My sisters have not talked to me since my wedding several months ago. They did not show up and talked **** to family members and friends...
    cellogal cellogal 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    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...
    footless footless 66-70, M 13 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    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...
    DrPete DrPete 26-30, M 8 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Disowed At Daddy'S Funeral - My mother didn't even call and tell me daddy had died. I found out 9 days later through my best friend. Who told me my mother, sister and brother didn...
    brisgirl20 brisgirl20 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    On the 22nd of December I met a Girl who I am currently dating. After my 18th birthday I came out to my Parents. They did not take it well. I decided it was time for me to leave. I...
    oniwolf3 oniwolf3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Whole Family Annihilated - I've been disowned by my entire family.  My mother abused me sexually until she figured out I was old enough to know what she was doing was wrong...
    Theeb Theeb 26-30 4 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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    She Died No Forgiveness Now - Last fall my mother died without forgiving me. It's a somewhat complex story. It started in 2002. My mom had come down to help me and live with me...
    dlmarshall dlmarshall 46-50 7 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Jacked!!! - 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...
    gillax gillax 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    It wasnt me personally who was disowned it was my mom, but in turn since i am her daughter my grandma no longer talks to me. The reason this happened is because my mom after a...
    Pinkcatapult Pinkcatapult 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    We Used to Be Two Peas In a Pod - I would say it was about 15 years ago when my dad disowned me. I am his one and only child. When I was younger I lived with my mom and my step...
    shantilly shantilly 26-30 2 Responses Jun 2, 2008

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