Just joking about the title, but sometimes I wonder how I ended up so opposite of the rest of my family (parents and siblings included). I'm talking everything, core personality, religion, political stance, general life interests (movies, t.v., etc) , parenting style, and the list goes on.
Even as a kid, before my actual personality and beliefs had really formed, I never was that close with any of my sisters/brother or my parents because I felt I did not fit in.(they have very rigid & unmovable beliefs and opinions about pretty much everything) . My parents are the only ones that live in our local area, so I don't see my siblings except for on holidays(and sometimes not even holidays because they have far to travel to get here). My mom is the only one I do talk to on a daily basis, but even with her, I can't completely be myself because there are plenty of topics/beliefs I have that differ from hers that I need to stay away from if I don't want to spark an unpleasant debate.
I try to be as polite as I can during the times that I see my family in person, but I can't help but wonder if there are many others out there with my same situation? I've always envied some of my friends who have siblings who are closer to their age, and have similar personalities and a great friendship, one who you can go to and talk about whatever. Luckily I have some close girlfriends who feel just like sisters.
What about you guys, are you the odd one out in your family, never had close relationships w/ them?