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    I share lots of bummer stories,

    so I wanted to share this really upbeat one: I live in an apartment complex, and there are quite a few folks that I don't know all that well, or at all - beyond their exterior looks, and the car they drive. Well, there is this guy that parks outside my window; that is kind of...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I always loved my family very much.

    And now I got reminded how important family is. My daddy died 1 year ago and my mommy died 3 months ago. Now that I am an orphan I can say that life is very hard and lonely without family.
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses May 17

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    I wanted to write in my facebook

    but i'm too shy to write this so I write it here. By family, I included here my relatives, friends and people who helped and cared about me. I'm so sorry that I didn't do anything to help you, nor did I even send a message or phone call to ask how are you. I wanted too, but I...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 4

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    I believe when you reach a certain age you

    begin to redefine what a family is and begin forming your own, chosen, family. I have such a fam and consider them as close, if not sometimes closer, as my blooded family. Tomorrow will be spent with them. My amazing sister in Christ and her (my) boys. Her hubs and sons are my...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 7 Responses May 23

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    I love my family to death.

    well just my parents and my bro. I don't have friends but I sure as hell got them. love em. Idk what I would do with out them.
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My nephews dad contacted my sister today to say

    he wants to take my nephews to Latvia for his wedding on 12th August 2016 for the weekend!! I know I shouldn't have a problem with this but I am getting married on 13th August 2016 and really want my nephews to be there. I have always had a close bond with my eldest nephew...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 14

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I believe family is important

    but to me it's not the one I was born in that matters it's the one that will be in the close future that matters
    chelseybycroft901 chelseybycroft901 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I am so fortunate to have a loving immediate

    family; we're not perfect, and we don't always get along, but we do as well as we can. Without them, I don't know if I would be half the person I am today. Immediate family isn't the only family, though. Sometimes my best friend and I call each other sisters; we really are that...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Aug 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I love my family! I'm the 2nd of 4 kids with

    an older sister, younger sister, and younger brother. We've grown very close over the years and I don't know what I'd do without them. I know I can always count on them in good times and bad and there is just a connection there you can never fully replicate among even your...
    southernbellegirl southernbellegirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    After 21 years of marriage,

    my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.” The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 10 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    family is all you have

    and the only thing you can really trust in.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 6

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    family should be together

    as much as possible. my mum and i never got along when i was a teen and when she died of cancer i felt bad. thought it was all my fault cause we never got along
    paulstevens123 paulstevens123 31-35, M Jul 12

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    I love my mama, my daddy,

    and my bro. I would do anything for them.me and my family are very close. every time for their birthday or for Christmas I go all out for their present, I'll go completely broke,but it's ok. they are worth it.
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My family is my everything the fact

    that they have welcomed hubs and made him one of their own is a blessing that still stops my heart sometimes. I love that hubs and my father are, as I type, sitting under our big oak trees, drinking iced tea and laughing together as friends do. Impromptu dinner on the grill...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 10 Responses May 2

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    Family is very important

    and it is far too easy to get busy and forget the value of time spent. I had a day off this past week and finally got around to taking my dad to the city for a quick shopping trip and lunch at our favourite restaurant. We were never close until probably about five years ago...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 12

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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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    A couple of days ago I was in the kitchen

    washing dishes and saw my dad outside. His hair flared out at the side, his gray strands mixed with his black hair. I never noticed his gray hair until now. This makes me sad because he's getting older and older. Someday he will leave my family and I behind. I want to go back to...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 18 Responses Jun 16

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    Of course it is, our foundation!

    Even if mine is made up of only my mum and my little sister...
    MissM12 MissM12 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    This is probably going to be a bit of a whiny

    rant about life in general with family at the center. I should be living the good life. I work hard and have worked hard since I was a pre-teen. I have been honest, straightforward and have contributed to every community I have ever lived in. I worked hard to set a good...
    ordinarilyscrewed ordinarilyscrewed 46-50, M 8 Responses Aug 8

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    My family is everything

    and more beyond!
    Nicklas1996 Nicklas1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm at a hospital ICU watching a family member

    virtually fade away. I've been close to her all my life. She's too young. It's heartbreaking. As I walk down the halls I see old, frail people in rooms all alone, and the look in their eyes is even more heartbreaking.
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 28 Responses Mar 21

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    family is the identity of our soul

    and life.......... without it we are just unknown............
    TheLoneRanger95 TheLoneRanger95 18-21, M Jul 18

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    My son and me are as close

    as fingers on a hand...I am a business man at work, running my own company which is not something too easy nowadays and a complete boy at home..lol... As soon as I get home, I hug my boy and run to my bedroom to change into clothes which I won´t regret getting somewhat dirty...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 12 Responses Aug 13

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    I am at the hospital getting my dad ready

    for surgery. He had a heart attack on Friday, they are going in for repairs in 15 minutes. He's 54. I'm sick from nerves. I'll be alone staring at this room for the next 8 hours. If you're the praying type please say one for him. Xo
    BrandysGood BrandysGood 31-35, F 55 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been torn about moving.

    ... Procrastinating about packing and just not wanting to do it. Change has always scared me. I was talking to my therapist about this... Telling her how I wish I could just stay here and not have to move. She then asked me what's important in my life and I wasn't feeling it in...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have recently found my estranged older

    brother on facebook. I am hoping to build a stronger relationship with him now that we've come in contact once again
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 6

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    I love my parents and my sister

    and I still live with them. I don't understand people who diss their parents instead of being respectful and grateful...
    helloitsjayne helloitsjayne 18-21, F 4 Responses May 15

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    There isn't anything,

    I wouldn't do for my family. I recently had a daughter of my own and the love I have for her is incomparable.
    FaithfullyMe13 FaithfullyMe13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    My brother is nineteen years older

    than me. Meaning he was an only child until his freshman year of college. He settled down pretty late so he was 41 years old when his son was born. My sister-in-law passed away when my nephew was three but my brother has done a great job raising his son. Even so, being that my...
    CrepuscularCook CrepuscularCook 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Update: My dad is recovering from surgery

    really quickly! I'm, honestly, shocked considering how sick he is. They sent him home just a couple of days after surgery and he was walking a week later! It's a very slow, painful walk, but it's a walk. He can't walk for long distances yet, so he uses a walker around the house...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    I don't care what anybody please

    but I think family comes first because family is a true friend. Yes I know they can be very annoying sometimes but at the end there are usually the only one that's there for you in every situation maybe even every situation in your life.
    Nenanena13 Nenanena13 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    but my family isn't just biological.

    My family is anyone I have in my life that loves me no matter what and is there for me when I need them.
    RainyDay48 RainyDay48 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Those late night meaningful conversations with

    my mom make things a just a little easier to bare
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    My family, my wife and my two girls are my

    whole life. I love them more ten my own life and I would do everything for them. I work hard to make sure that they live good and happy so they can enjoy life and no matter what we all stick together
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 7 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Paul5922 Paul5922 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I wished that I was the same person my Family

    wanted me to be. But I cannot, I'm so sorry.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 16

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Aug 18

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    Family is the central part of life.

    It is where you go for safety, strength, understanding, and safe harbor. Now, I don't believe that family has to be related by blood but by experience and trust. so yes, family is one of the most important parts of life.
    sirfarmer sirfarmer 36-40, M Jul 13

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    WHEN I WAS 11 MY LIFE COMPLETELY CHANGED

    BECAUSE MY PARENTS HATE ME I WAS  LOST   
    FANTASTIKO FANTASTIKO 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Having a close knit family is truly a blessing

    in my case I grew up with a Father as the good provider and the Mother as a loving Caring about the way are family and I am. With One older brother and three sisters we had a few days of fighting for the Peace and Love to shine thru. I Love my Family very much, there the second...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    blesstracy blesstracy 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 28

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    Today my serious boyfriend's family

    and my family are meeting. Going out to dinner & just hoping those silent awkward moments don't happen too often!!!
    Tigerlilyflower Tigerlilyflower 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I was so embarrassed.

    i am a housewife so i work in the home. Yesterday, to be funny i put on a headband with cat ears on it, when when I woke up Hubby and kids for work and school i had the kitty headband. Everyone thought it was pretty funny. When they left I kept the kitty look. About 11:00 am i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 25