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The Burden of the Black Sheep

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Being the black sheep is a topic no one wants to talk about, and this often includes the black sheep themselves. This taught behavior is how families, social circles, and other groups typically deal with the scapegoats they’ve created and thereby control them. It goes without saying the emotional scarring is difficult to heal from, especially when it has been family that has cast you out. As a recovering addict and alcoholic and being married to a recovering addict and…

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