If you were labeled the black sheep in your family, know this is only one potential dynamic that might have been playing out in your family. Every family is unique, with unique dynamics. Being the black sheep can be a difficult place to be – I see you.
Let me know if you saw this in your family.
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Minuchin, S. (1974). Families and Family Therapy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.