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    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

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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 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

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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 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 14 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    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

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    "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 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2015

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    My Dad Refuses To Accept My Beliefs.

    My parents are highly conservative Muslims. I respect their religion and their beliefs, but they don't think I do. My whole life, my father has been trying to get me closer to Islam. My grandfather (his dad) is an Atheist and I grew up with him. As a child in Pakistan, my dad...
    soraku soraku 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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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 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 17 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Nov 27, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    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 31-35, F Mar 9, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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 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

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    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 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    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 13-15, M Aug 27, 2014

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    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 46-50 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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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 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

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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 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 18-21 59 Responses Jul 31, 2010

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    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 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2014

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    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...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    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

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    My homophobic family had found out about my

    bisexuality and I got disowned.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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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 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

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    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

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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 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 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2014

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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 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

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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

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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.  Both parents mentally and emotionally abused me frequently. I remember one time specifically when I got the courage up to...
    Theeb Theeb 26-30 4 Responses Mar 11, 2008

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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 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

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    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

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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 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 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 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 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

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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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 was twelve, my mum's partner molested me - although it only happened once, it was a horrible experience. I told...
    Zeekoo Zeekoo 22-25 Oct 27, 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, 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

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    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 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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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 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

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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 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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2015

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