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I Believe Family Is Very Important

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    I've been in a relationship

    for 3 years now and it's been very hard. We started off as a long distance relationship and he eventually moved out to be with me at an early stage of our relationship. That's including moving in with me. He is the love of my life and it don't see myself with anybody but him...
    rar18 rar18 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maybe I watched too much tv as a kid. But I have always had this impossible dream in my mind. Of a family that likes each other. Of a mother and a father and some kids. They laugh together, and the tough times only make them stronger. Because no matter what's going on, they care...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 81 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    Part II so there's us.

    . Staring at the burning house.. But then I noticed... My sister?! Where's my sister?! I asked my parents anxiously if they saw her. That moment, they realized she wasn't there! Maybe she's still in the house! I ran towards the house. My father stayed because my mom needs him...
    justingray justingray 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    my family is just a bunch of dicks,

    but they're important to me. There are good times and bad times. The good times matter just as much as the bad times, actually more...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Jun 28

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    When Do You Think Is The Time To Love Somebody

    The Most “There is always something left to love . And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing…. Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain’t through learning...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I really do ... Im making my family from

    scratch .. We live with standards to love & respect one another and im sure it will work out this time
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    My dad wasn't there when I was born,

    he was fighting for our country. In the pic is me and him.
    vira37 vira37 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Anybody want to create a virtual family with me

    and treat each other as if it were real family maybe eventually get together and meet I feel lonely and I need a family I would want 2 older brothers a dad and a sister if ur interested in filing one of this spots please message me nothing sexual tho just family
    Karinaswome Karinaswome 18-21 2 Responses Jun 17

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    This is my first Mother's Day

    since my mother died. It doesn't even seem real. My aunt is like a mom to me and she came from out of town for the weekend to my house. This was really nice of her and it is wonderful to have good family times. Bless all who are missing their mothers this weekend including the...
    jalea1 jalea1 46-50, F 2 Responses May 10

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    It is interesting that

    as a society we accept the concept and practice of a head of a corporation, political entity, societal group, or government, but it is generally rejected as a correct model for a family. With my husband as the head of household we have order. He and I discuss family issues and...
    CherSr CherSr 61-65, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    I believe that family comes

    before anything in life like say if u have to go to work ur dad is in the hospital ya I would call in or skip work for him or ditch friends for any of my family members
    hinata6895 hinata6895 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was 5 my dad told me " friends will walk

    in and out of your life , some might stay forever but one thing's for sure you'll always have your family and don't you forget that" I haven't forgot it till this day.
    ihavenoideawhatsoever ihavenoideawhatsoever 70+, F Mar 16

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    Family is very important to me.

    My loving parents and my brothers.I love them all.Its been almost 4 yrs from now my father is suffering from cancer and yet he still fighting for that disease.We are lack of financial but still we are not losing hope.Im so happy and blessed they are my family,my brothers who...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F May 29

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    And when I say "family",

    I mean a proper Christian family, just as God himself has ordered, a christian man, who works an honest living and earns the wage, and his good wife who looks after the home and helps to raise decent, God-fearing children. Not these devil possessed false families with unmarried...
    1piousXtian 1piousXtian 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    When Family Lets A Person Down

    There should be something to be said for a man working all of his life to provide a nice home and lifestyle for his children. When he has always been a good support system for his family members. Reliable and responsible. Trying to do the right thing to the best of his ability...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    nocames123 nocames123 13-15, F Jul 18

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    Preserving What's Good About Family

    I've been struggling for a long time with the concept of 'family'. When I was growing up, my mother and father took us to regularly visit various members of both sides of the family, we had family cook outs with cousins, Aunts and Uncles, we had family Christmas parties, etc. My...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    Who Am I?

    I'm divorced with 4 grown up children and 7 beautiful grandchildren. They are my world and hardly a day goes by without me seeing at least some of them. Most would say it's a nie place to be and it is. The only (problem?) is that I need to start my 'part2', move on and find who I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Jshangle64 Jshangle64 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I definitely believe

    that my family is very important to me. I love my parents, siblings, husband, and our children. I am a mom of 4.
    krisstephens krisstephens 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    But so is the individual.

    A well-nurtured individual makes a better family.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am adopted, one family chose to lose me

    whilst one family chose to love and nurture me even though I wasn't theirs. Of course family is very important.
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M Jun 17

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    Family doesn't mean same DNA.

    In fact for me my absolutely closest of family are some of my friends on here. They are here for me always when things are down. When they can when things are good. Never judging, They are they best one could ever ask for.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 3 Responses May 25

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    We All Change Some But Does Our Essence?

    RIP Billy. I will always love you! I spoke with my brother on the phone this morning. He sounds good...he sounds strong. We joked....talked about everything except the fact that he's ill...we don't talk about that...his choice. We talk at least five times a week...sometimes...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 51 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    Family

    No matter how we all have differences with each other still i love and care for my family because we all have responsibility with each other and to help one another in good or bad times and when everyone is in good health or not.Family come first for everything because we...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Jan 29, 2013

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    This is my poem and speech I wrote

    for my parents 25th anniversary! "Who says love has no address? It stays at my mom and dad's place. Who says love doesn't have a look? There it is all over their face. To the mother who helped mold me into the woman I am now, And the dad who is my hero, as well as my...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    bret18 bret18 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I do too! Especially

    when it comes to my immediate family. My children, my parents and my siblings. I really don't bother with the rest of my family. They have too much drama.
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F Jul 2

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    HELP! have been married

    for 20 years and have 6 children ( two daughters of my own and four inherited 3 boys and a girl) all of whom are in their 30's. My relationship with them has been good for the most part except for my "inherited daughter". She is an alcoholic and is very jealous of me and my...
    miggym miggym 61-65, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to think family was very important

    when I thought I had a great family. I still think family is important, I think everyone needs a family. It gets so hard and lonely without one but I don't have a family. This is difficult but what I have come to learn through this is that God is my family and he can be anyone's...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Treated Like ATM With No Emotions-I try

    so hard to keep mine together, but my siblings want to be free.My abusive bigamist father left when I was 15. He was already married to a woman back in Ukraine when he married my mother if you wonder why I call him a bigamist. I became the de facto man of the house and started...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    My family are the absolute best!

    ! I'm grateful to God for blessing me with them
    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Family

    I was never close to my sisters. I am the middle sister. When I married and had children of my own, I taught them to always stick together no matter what. No matter if you marry and have families of your own, never forget you also have brothers and a sister. They are your...
    IMAGINATIONATWORK IMAGINATIONATWORK 36-40 12 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Please guys, love your mother

    as much as it's possible and treat her as a queen. We've only got ONE mother and she's not gonna be with us forever so don't waste a second and go hug her, tell her how much you love her, kiss he's on her cheeks and hug her tight every day! I used to be a mean child and I didn...
    TheTtom TheTtom 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    How Much Do You Earn ?

    A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door. SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man. SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?” DAD: “That’s none of...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 6 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Mom's relationship with herself,

    and dad's relationship with himself , and their relationship with each other is the foundation of a healthy loving family.
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Love and knowledge are the most important

    things we can acquire. Nothing is more important, not the money you make. Not the the most prizes possessions you own. If you have a caring family be thankful and cherish every moment spent with them because when they are no longer there with you. All those things you thought...
    daved90 daved90 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Yes I know some people have been ditched by

    their so called family and they consider the people that raised them as their family but in my life family is all I have that will forever be their for me! Friends will fade but I know that my family will always be there for me!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    THIS MY REPLIED TO ONE OF THE NEW MEMBER ON

    HERE: I can understand why,bc my parents were very strict with me especially where I am from we will get spank if we don't fallow rules. So I use to be angry at my parents for discipline me. I went through the exact things you are going through if not worse.Now looking back, I...
    lusciouslycurvy lusciouslycurvy 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I Am Alright Now

    As I left the cemetery, and my steps quickened. I realized you will be OK. You can forge ahead and make a life for yourself. Yes all crutches have been removed. And you know that within you there is the capability of making it on your own. I sat in the funeral limo, just...
    IMAGINATIONATWORK IMAGINATIONATWORK 36-40 12 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    They are always there

    but can hurt you sometimes and you can do the same back. they remain waiting for you, no matter the cost.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Nothing is more important to me

    than my family. I will never put anything or anyone above them, especially my parents. They're my everything, and they always will be.
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I Understand

    It took me over 13 years to understand that life sometimes throws tough challenges at you. I have been broke, pregnant and homeless. I understand now these things only come to make you strong. Either you will allow life to handle you or you will handle it. Obstacles can...
    IMAGINATIONATWORK IMAGINATIONATWORK 36-40 5 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Family members are very important to me.

    I love my family very much and they love me as well.
    momofthreeinbikini momofthreeinbikini 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I kindly ask for you all to pray for my family. My grandpa and great grandma aren't doing too good. Doctors say they might be on their last days on this earth. My family is very...
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    I've actually got more guy friends that girl friends! I really do believe that a guy and a girl can just be friends. But I guess that's just my opinion; I've got brothers, and then...
    SilverEyedWolf SilverEyedWolf 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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