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If you were the EXACT OPPOSITE of your parents and other family members, did the

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    If you were the EXACT OPPOSITE of your parents and other family members, did they accept

    you although begrudingly, admire you for your fierceness/boldness, and did they try to get you back in line?

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    WhydThatHappenposted 5 years ago

    My family is very diverse, so each member of my family has had a pretty unique reaction to who I am- if I turned out exactly as my parents, I'd probably be in the same boat with different family members trying to help me sink or swim lol

  3. My Minds Eye53 profile image59
    My Minds Eye53posted 5 years ago

    Being the only ADHD in my family, they had trouble understanding me.  I think way out of the box and they were a bunch of "brainiacs".  Back when I was a kid they didn't know about ADHD, they just thought I was different and so did I.  I wanted to fit in.

  4. Rebecca2904 profile image79
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    I think it's quite difficult to be the exact opposite of someone? Admittedly people can have a lot of differences, but I believe if you try hard enough then it's always possible to find common ground. I am quite a bit more of an intellectual type than most others in my family, but that's something they've always supported me in and they, especially my mum, enjoy telling their friends about how 'brainy' their daughter/granddaughter/niece is. I am a complete klutz when it comes to using my hands, I'm always bumping into stuff and I'm completely useless at manual work, even simple household chores, which they'll always tease me about, but in a friendly way.
    I think if you love someone then it shouldn't matter what differences you have - you don't need to be exactly the same as someone to support them in the things they enjoy, or to try and have a conversation with them about something you're both interested in. As long  as you try and always accept a person for who they are, then I think you can't go too far wrong.

  5. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I have been always the one odd one and my family members ( I lived with different ones for a year or two throughout my childhood) tried to change me first and shape me to their expactation, but fortunatelly I have not stayed long enough for them to succeed. Now, one of my sons is very different as well and it takes a long time for the family members to accept him for who he is, he decided to leave home and settle on the other side of the world (which I have done three decades ago as well), the history repeats itself...