Are you the "Black Sheep" in your family?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Over the last couple of months I have realized that I am the offical Black Sheep of my family. I could seriously care less to be honest, but it does hurt and bother me when they exclude me from things. family deaths and other wise. Is any other EF'er the 'Black Sheep' of there family and does it bother you?
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Yes
50  (49%)
No
34  (33%)
Other
19  (18%)
Total votes: 103
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01/25/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm mostly the "Family Weirdo" for both sides: Dad's side sees me as being too much in the Ivory Tower and needing to travel too much (they haven't left the 50 mile radius they were born in and hardly anyone gets any college degrees), while Mom's side has me being the really ugly one who can't get her shit together (all of my cousins are beautiful, creative, and successful).

Blood is thicker than water, but I don't think we really "get" each other.
01/25/2013
Ansley Ansley
I prefer to refer to it as the "independent sheep". I refuse to pander to their bullshit, therefore I'm an outcast. I found out my sister is pregnant by stalking one of her social media pages. The only time I will ever meet the kid is at my mother's funeral - if I'm invited.

Honestly? It only bothers me at Christmas.
01/25/2013
Mwar Mwar
Yep. I am. Except, I wish they would just not try to include me. They will and then they're so passive agressive. They are very judgmental and deny it, but they are. So while I'm there, shoehorned and guilted into being somewhere, they are critical of me every chance hey get.

I rather them leave me be.
01/25/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I am a bit of a black sheep
01/25/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
Yes. Yes it bothers me.
Or maybe it's just how my family is, and I'm just one of the members, but because of what I want from a family I feel like the black sheep?
It makes me sad.
01/25/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
My whole family seems to be a herd of black sheep! We all are outcasts in our own ways. I was the most for a while, but now my sister is because she's screwed over my mom and grandparents financially, and has decided to no longer speak to any of us. We've always accepted her, even with how messed up she's always been, so she's secluded herself for her own reasons. My father is someone that most of us no longer speak to because of a long list of things that have happened. My mother has decided to screw up her life and is doing a lot of things that she shouldn't be proud of.

I've always been different. I married young and had babies young and that shattered the 'perfect' pedestal that everyone put me on.

So, it's really hard to say which one of us in a black sheep...
01/25/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I am and I embrace it.
01/25/2013
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
No I am not
01/25/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
My husband is the black sheep of his family, but over the past 7 or 8 years, that dynamic has really changed. His mom has learned to stop mistaking sensitivity for weakness. She and I adore each other, and she sees enough of herself in me that it has helped her see the man I married, rather than the boy she raised, and she is very proud of him.

I'm not the black sheep per say, I'm just the one who makes bold choices.

My biological siblings have done their best to make me feel like an outcast, because for whatever reason, they don't like B, but the rest of my family actually has their heads screwed on straight, and is very loving and supportive. Yeah, it bothers me, but doesn't bother me enough to pander to it anymore.
01/25/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I've always felt like that. Sometimes my family seems to really come together and support each other though so now I'm not so sure. I think many of use are "black sheep" to paraphrase another EFer. A lot of us are loners.
01/25/2013
Bubaloo Bubaloo
Yes. And so is my girlfriend. Though the only reason why she is considered such is because her mother just needs someone to pick on.
01/25/2013
Isis29 Isis29
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Over the last couple of months I have realized that I am the offical Black Sheep of my family. I could seriously care less to be honest, but it does hurt and bother me when they exclude me from things. family deaths and other wise. Is any other ... More
My whole dad's side of the is pretty conservative an catholic. I started to be different in High School. Then at 18 my first piercing, my belly button, they went nuts. So I go off to college and find a whole new world and forrm my own views very different from my families. Then came the tattoos and piercings, each time with a lecture. Only ones that didnt bother them too much were the ones in my ears. Then the icing on the cake.......I came out as a Lesbian. Yep needless to say a lot of my family doesnt approve. My parents have come to accept me as I am though, the gay thing took a bit longer, but they are ok now. I am just waiting though, I am the oldest of the 14 grandkids, youngest in grade school. So another one will come along I'm sure....lol
01/25/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
My younger sister can do no wrong in my moms eyes. Even though she has done worse or less than I have. I try not to care as its always been that way. I'm always thought of last or even after the fact. It gets to me sometimes but I have a wonderful husband and adorable two year old daughter and to them I am special and loved!

So f$&@ them! Lol
01/25/2013
froggygal91 froggygal91
My family just like picking an odd ball to make fun of every couple of years. It use to be my aunt but since I've gotten old enough it is now me.
01/25/2013
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
I might be if my family knew anything about me.
01/25/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
Most of my family are the black sheep along with me
01/25/2013
js250 js250
I used to be the one that kept everyone together....when I needed help though, no one would back me up and they walked all over me. So yeah--I made myself the black sheep by backing away and dealing with my own issues instead of babysitting everyone else.

My daughter loves me and her family is what matters to me.
01/25/2013
Terri69 Terri69
No, I'm not
01/25/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
No, but I don't feel like I fit in well with my family, which does bother me.
01/25/2013
amazon amazon
Black as night!
01/25/2013
null null
Sort of, my parents disagree with almost everything I do, and they don't know the half of what I do, but I've been so successful, and take care of myself so well, that they can't consider me the black sheep over my brother.
01/25/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I don't think I am the black sheep of the family...I think my sister is.
01/25/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Over the last couple of months I have realized that I am the offical Black Sheep of my family. I could seriously care less to be honest, but it does hurt and bother me when they exclude me from things. family deaths and other wise. Is any other ... More
At times i feel as though i am and at times i feel as though i am not
01/25/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Everyone in my family is weird, so there is no black sheep.
01/25/2013
solitudinarian solitudinarian
Yes, somewhat. My dad's side of the family loves sales, competitions and generally getting things cheap. I'm rather fussy and will spend a lot of money on quality items. Depression runs on my mum's side of the family. They're a bit weirder than my dad's side, but I still don't think I fit in all that well. There seems to be a lot of drama among my mum's side.

My music taste and dress sense is different from that of my entire family. Most of my family is rather conservative, but I am not. I'm one of the few that isn't religious. I'm the only one who has gone to uni aside from one of my cousins.
01/25/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
No I don't feel that I am. But I do tend to distance myself a little bit because other family members of mine have issues.
01/26/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
oh yeah... definitely am the black sheep. i hate it.
01/26/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
Over the last couple of months I have realized that I am the offical Black Sheep of my family. I could seriously care less to be honest, but it does hurt and bother me when they exclude me from things. family deaths and other wise. Is any other ... More
Unfortunately yes! I am the black sheep.
01/26/2013
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I don't feel that I am either. I have an odd cousin though...who causes a lot of trouble within the family.
01/26/2013
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Unique posters: 71