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I Am Dedicated to My Family

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    I remember being 7 and my mother agreeing to give me an allowance for doing chores daily. Within a few days, a list was posted on the fridge and on it was a seven day schedule of...
    HDJA HDJA 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I have come to realize that blood doesn't make a family... And with 'blood', I mean genes. Seeing as relatives don't actually share blood at all. They just share genetics...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I dread writing this, it sounds like such first world drama. I am an immigrant to the US, at age four I was in a concentration camp, grew up with an alcoholic father and a culture...
    bublebeez bublebeez 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    There’s a vast difference between being blood relatives and being a family. I don’t believe that being one necessarily makes you the other. I have an ex-boyfriend, who has...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F Oct 30

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    When I was a little kid my parents moved to another state, hours away from my father’s side of the family. My mother was from another country so we never saw her side of the...
    kimy1234 kimy1234 22-25 Nov 3

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    I am not close to my blood relatives at all. My parents had trouble encouraging me as a child, and the restrictions they put on me due to their fear makes me believe that they don...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 1 Response Oct 27

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    When I grew up with my one sibling and parents, we didn't visit my grandparents, aunts or uncles because my parents ran away from them. They had no family other than my sibling and...
    Shackledreturn Shackledreturn 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    this may sound kinda weird if any of u can understand where I'm coming from or trying to say. before I was convinced into my mother I already new who was going to be my mother and...
    jojom543 jojom543 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Growing up, my family wasn't really family oriented, and I didn't know why. Now, as an adult myself, I know exactly why. My relatives are in such competition with each other they...
    DonaasF DonaasF 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I love my wife of almost 25 years, 3 great natural kids (24, 18, 17...the 18 yo has significant special needs) 2 great add-on boys (24-our oldest son's friends who had no real...
    Sigmacoog Sigmacoog 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 9

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family, I stick out like a sore thumb. I don't know why or how I got to be so different from my family, but it has become rather strenuous on...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've always had issues with my family, but over the past few years, things have hit a head. When I was younger, I battled with anorexia and suicide. My mother knew, but didn't do...
    twiztx twiztx 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    My daughter just had twins a boy and a girl. I have 5 grown children 4 girls and my son. We used to do everything together however, in the lat 2 1/2 years I lost my mother and my...
    denisesmoke denisesmoke 51-55, F Oct 26

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    My whole life seemed to revolve around my family. I should hate them for not being there and giving me loneliness and poor health and guidance. But it all must truly be my fault...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Oct 28

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    The 29th of October was the anniversary of when my cousin committed suicide. My family is not especially close. I have a mess of aunts, and the family drama has gone overboard a...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I hate my family. At first I thought it was because of our misunderstandings and fights but as time passed I knew that I really hate my family. I hate my mom for being so...
    Dardar113 Dardar113 13-15 Nov 2

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    I am in the midst of writing a book about my dysfunctional family and I have a strong feeling it could be a best seller simply because of all that it encompasses. It's like an...
    KelseyLeigh123 KelseyLeigh123 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I wish I could tell my parents and other family members about my anxiety and depression but I don't want them thinking I'm any weirder than what they already do. My family are the...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I have been estranged from my older domineering sister for several years. around other family members she pretends that this is just some quaint thing that i'm doing and that i...
    zeldafitzgerald zeldafitzgerald 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I am definitely the black sheep of my family. I am the youngest of 3 children, I am 23 but most of the time I feel like I'm still 13 again and still invisible. I've battled with...
    rebecca991 rebecca991 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Seriously! at my age my friends are always teasing me for being single, their words are "When are you going to sentenced yourself to life imprisonment" and i am just trying to joke...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am also sad because I have no family. Ok, I have some. I have a 76 year aunt in South Africa whom I love, but don't ever see. I have an uncle in England who I have never met...
    kindhearted222 kindhearted222 41-45 Oct 28

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    I really am. I'm so different compared to the rest of my family. For instance, I enjoy golf and tennis, but my family would rather do neither. I love art and galleries; my family...
    7Questions 7Questions 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I am sick of my family i hate my mom i hate my 2 sisters. They are disgusting selfish people. My sister is 100% a psychopath she is very manipulative and enjoys seeing other people...
    sophiejon sophiejon 18-21 1 Response Oct 29

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    It has been a long time since I posted any thing. There has been so much ups and downs in my life that I basically got left behind. I've always been lonely since I was born. I know...
    maggiesuper maggiesuper 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    My lil Ep family they mean the world to me they really do.I have been very fortunate to have came across some amazing people here each one with a strength within them that i drawn...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 30

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    I have a rather small family. As with all families, we've had our ups and downs, my dumbassery during my teenage years, people making bad choices, the usual. If nothing else, it...
    Enderguy Enderguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I had a nervous breakdown 20 years ago and wasn't hospitalized. I lost my children to rich people and was homeless for 20 years. I have OCD< ADD, Fatherless Daughter Syndrome...
    growth60 growth60 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    On the subject of family dentistry, he understands that juggling fast paced schedules might be a constant challenge. So, to simplify daily life and maintain Each and every member...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    to me my friends as well as y blood related family are family. my friends are the ones i go to wen i need advice on something that i cant tell my actuall family and i love them...
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    After my father was killed my mom abandoned me . I was left to fend for myself at the age of 15 . I reached out to my uncle and asked if he would take me in and he turned me away...
    StaDaKazem StaDaKazem 36-40, F 19 Responses Oct 24

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    When I was ten everthing felt like a animated movie just going through every frame very slowly, I realized how utterly useless I felt when it came to my family. I felt so alone and...
    highcontamination highcontamination 18-21, M Oct 25

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    Finest Dentist in Lehi by gundy - 11/24/2010 I fail to remember the cute minor hygienists' title but she was Tremendous good to my kids, the movie glasses served likewise...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
    EpilepticOne EpilepticOne 31-35, M Oct 30

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    I understand that many of you have or had a less than ideal family life, but I want to tell you about mine nonetheless. I love every family member without reservation, and each of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 30

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    My father is not usually a happy person who gets excited for things. Unless they have anything to do with cars... or Halloween. Unlike him, I detest this stupid holiday. I don't...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I don't fit in with my family... My family is outgoing and comfortable with who they are. Me... Well I am becoming anorexic and bulimic. This hasn't been my whole life, I recently...
    forevernotmyself forevernotmyself 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I truly love my family. My family meaning my mother, who worked hard to raise me and my older siblings all by herself, sacrificing her life for us, by not having any time for...
    MangaFanJudy MangaFanJudy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I sometimes wonder what it's like to be close to family. I don't talk to my parents because they're not very nice people and have caused me a lot of grief and misery when I was...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    Isn't my niece so cute!? She's 2 years older than this now - but I love that picture... Well, I have been super busy lately. I have been like dying slowly from depression, and...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    So many time, my mom or someone else in my family would say they hated me and/or threaten to kick me out of the house. What's worse, she used to say that she didn't hate anyone in...
    2020midnight 2020midnight 13-15 Nov 4

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    My whole family is Homophobic and Sexist. Archaic, if you will. Some believe girls have a place, others believe two guys is gross, and two girls kissing was meant for them to watch...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 8

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    Im the black sheep of the family cause i took a whole different path. Most of my younger family members have colleague degrees wich i dont want. Most of my family has happy lives...
    ManFromEarth ManFromEarth 18-21, M Nov 14

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    When I was learning to write, in school, we had these little notebooks the teacher called, journals. Every morning we'd write in them. Well, I wrote the one thing I cared about...I...
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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