I am aware that there are people in this world who disown members of their own family. It seems such a shame that this type of action is taken by those related by blood, oftentimes for trivial reasons.
That subject has come to my attention again just recently, so I decided to do a little research on the internet. Amongst the many things I have learned while web surfing is that there are various degrees of “disowning family.”
Some individuals actually do the full fledge disown thing for a variety of reasons.
Some individuals may become angry with another family member and refuse to speak with the other person with the long-term result of never renewing the family relationship.
Other individuals just get stubborn and will not initiate contact with family members awaiting the other family member to contact them.
There are some people who think to themselves that they will contact others of their family “tomorrow” but “tomorrow” just never seems to come around.
And then, there are those individuals who are just too lazy or caught up in themselves to keep in touch with other members of their family. This may be viewed by the other relatives as being so insensitive or inconsiderate to the extent that the person’s lack of contact is considered by the relative as being a form of being disowned.
Below are just a few real life examples of what I discovered in my internet explorations:
My Personal New Years Resolution from Gayla McCord …doin’ my own thing. (06/02/2011 UPDATE: This blog and its entry of December 29, 2006 are no longer available. Sorry! However, I did find another entry a year afterwards by Gayla McCord that you can click on over to read. It is New Year’s Resolution – Less Stress, January 10, 2007.)
Disowning Family – Help from The Sober Community.
Disowning Family from The Sultan.
Disowning Your Children from JustMommies Message Boards
Procedures for disowning family members from Thomas Stobie’s Genealogy Objectives and Guidelines.
How To: Burn Bridges from AskMen – Disowning Family.