Family – being the "black sheep"

04 Nov

There’s one in every family. The one who doesn’t follow the rest of the pack, dances to their own tune or just never seems to be “good enough” to be considered part of the family.

This person is known as the “black sheep” – often people will even label themselves when they feel inadequate for the family.

Being the black sheep is often hurtful because other family members constantly gang up against them thinking that this will make the person change or help any problems that they may be dealing with to cause behaviour the rest of the family isn’t in agreement with.

Sometimes a family can care too much and can eventually damage a relationship they think they are helping. Sometimes family can be controlling and self destruct their relationships because they are unhappy with themselves.

Being labelled the black sheep doesn’t automactically mean the ones labelling are right. It just means there are differences both parties can’t seem to work out wether it be differences in career (or lack of employment), lifestyle, raising their own family and the list goes on.
A peice of advice for anybody fighting the black sheep, don’t judge unless you’ve walked a day in their shoes.

— Until next time…Keep Dreaming Always, @iDream1

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Posted by on November 4, 2009 in Uncategorized


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