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I Dont Believe You Have to Be Blood to Be Family

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    ok believe this all the way considering bros

    are my family and Im with them as much as my own fam
    Costakilla Costakilla 16-17, M Jun 19

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    For Father's day my father asked

    that I spend two hours doing hair and makeup, and return to an abusive toxic environment and put on a happy face so we can look like our family is together. My mom is over-stressed from work and will probably break soon, my father has stolen two debit cards, a credit card and a...
    UnidentifiedCryingobject UnidentifiedCryingobject 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Anyone could be your family.

    Anyone that you trust, anyone that you love, anyone that loves you back, anyone. A family aren't alway related by blood. There is this guy I met on a social media and he's an awesome guy, we became close fast and we treat each other like a family. See, we're not related by blood...
    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M Sep 29, 2014

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    We have a young couple with a baby girl

    and they are like our own kids we love them so much.
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M Aug 18

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    I have never believed this to be true

    and one perfect example is my friendship with my best friend Jamie, we've been best friends since school and even there have not been able to see each other much due to our lives whenever we've hung out together it's been like we were never apart and the brotherly love is there...
    coldavenue coldavenue 18-21, M Jul 24, 2014

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    I think being Considered Family is determined

    by the Connection, the Love, the Care, the Loyalty, amongst many other thing. But not by Blood, at all.
    UpsideDownLove UpsideDownLove 22-25, F May 23

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    just awesome !! I got yelled at

    for missing dinner.. I acsedently fell asleep from only 3 hours asleep last night
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22

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    My close family ( parents

    and siblings ) I get along with and many extended family . But quite a few I just hate , tonight we had a birthday party for my grandfather who has been given at most a year to live ( a few weeks ago ) so it's his last and a huge fight broke out people got knocked out blood...
    celest1fiamma celest1fiamma 13-15, F May 23

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    I truly believe this 110% That's exactly how I

    feel about people who have done me hella wrong in my family.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 26

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    This is very true All my students are like my

    kids. Funny thing is , they actually tell me things I wish to God I never heard and they know I wouldn't tell their parents as I keep saying " it is not my job but yours and you will have to deal with the burden of not telling them" most of the time they do tell them and I get...
    88countrygirl 88countrygirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Family is whoever takes good care of you

    and no matter what will protect you and be there for you.Mother,father,uncle,aunt,cousin...just words with no meaning.You gotta earn the title by really being it.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 22, 2014

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    My family is adult crap

    and unknown neices. My pals are cherubs and saints. Hence my pals won me.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 24

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    My friends have been more like family to me

    than my relatives. My relatives speak negatively of me and I'm pretty sure it was predetermined that I wasn't going to be anything because my parents were drug addicts. Luckily, I overcame the negativity and environment I was subjected to and did things that people never thought...
    Cheyanne42 Cheyanne42 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Family are the people

    who are unconditionally there for me. People that have showed me kindness when I was not at my best. People who positively encourage me and inspire me to be better. People I would do anything for. There is a saying that blood is thicker than water, but I think blood is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 19

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    When a bond is strong enough.

    ..it transcends the title of friend to family. My pets are family, my past and current aquaintances are family, my non-blood cousins are family.
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I'm Adopted So A No Brainer

    Beyond having lived a life of Family with no blood ties I am happy to extend my family to others who have no blood tie either. Family is about love, trust and unity... the whole planet should be Family.
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M Sep 7, 2013

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    My closest homie is more of a big brother to me

    than my real older brother. He has my back more than anyone ever has. And I have his back too. I'd die for this man.
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I have this best friend

    and his names Isaac. I've known him since the day I was born on the same hospital after him. We have had our birthdays always joint and our parent knew each other all from high school. My mom changed his diapers 😂 We have been the closest and he is family to me. He knows how...
    faykath faykath 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My friends are my second family,

    blood or not, thats how it is
    LeeRyan LeeRyan 18-21, M 3 Responses May 23

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    nope! I have frenz that are family n family

    who r strangers!!! go figure???
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    EP has really proved

    that to me more than anything. I have three beautiful children on here, although two of them don't know who this account is, 2 homies, Shiro and Forty. A best friend that's like a sister, Joce. ❤️ Love you guys 😘
    MagicalLasso MagicalLasso 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    i'm sick of hearing people say''family is

    everything.there's nothing more than family''and they meant family means blood. NO,that is not true. I had been phisically,sexually abused by family. They just have been hurted me,killed my soul. Last night,my favorite friend came to my apartment suddenly,because i've been sick...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I can't stress this enough .

    . Ugh smh family issues
    dezi1124 dezi1124 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    my brother is my cat.

    we have no parents. the humans that take care of us we consider close friends. the boy they have is considered the nuisance.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11

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    In fact I have a friend closer

    than my family. My friend just went through a rough patch I found myself helping her despite the fact I could have been arrested for what i had to do. I know she would have done the same for me. We both have families that have turned their backs on us mine because I could not...
    nomorei nomorei 22-25, F Jun 23, 2014

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    My friends are my family.

    At least they support my dreams and they don't talk **** about or to me. I never had the feeling that i could trust my family.
    BooksAreMyComfort BooksAreMyComfort 16-17, F Jul 24

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    My oldest 2 daughters are adopted,

    and we have fostered more then 40 others. They are always a part of our family, even when they leave.
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't believe we have to be blood to be

    family. We are all family. You may hate the person next to you but we are all family. We are all related.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses May 23

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    Blood Only Important When It Suits

    When my mother died when I was in my teens I spent most of my time living with an aunt who was not a blood relative, but the widowed wife of my uncle, who died fairly young before I was born. She had only been married to him a few years when he died, but ...
    Iggylad Iggylad 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    My sister and mother just laid the law down on

    me by severe arguing only coz I didnt want my kids to here my sister's convo after midnight with her friends as I have set rules for my sick kids too otherwise the next day is always a problem they don't respect my home rules my mum came to stay to look after me but what care...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F Mar 31

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    My family is a bunch of back biters.

    My friends are closer to me and I trust them.
    Penguin47 Penguin47 70+, M Sep 16, 2014

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    I have a friend that I grew up with

    and been going to school every sense kindergarten, and will even be graduating together. I call him family because we been there for each other every sense we were kids.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response May 23

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    I don't have a large family.

    Both parents have passed and I'm not very close to anyone. I'm hoping I can create a family though....
    MerelyMe9 MerelyMe9 36-40, F 1 Response May 23

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    My friends are my closest family,

    I love them so much and would be nothing without them
    LabelledAndBroken LabelledAndBroken 13-15, F Jul 20

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    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    At times family are the main ones to do you

    wrong. I've always considered my close friends as my family.
    Deeplyflawed89 Deeplyflawed89 26-30, F 1 Response May 28

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    I have family that I really dislike (I don't

    like to use hate) and prefer not to speak to even when they try to reach out because its either fake or a set up for some more bs nobody else in my family can convince me to reach out or be the the bigger person I have friends that I grew up with that would never ever betray me...
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F Jul 1

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    I'm an adoptee, and yet,

    I'm a lot closer to my adoptive parents than many are to their own flesh and blood.
    drmjr drmjr 46-50, M Aug 21

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    I Love My Ep Family:)

    You guys have been like family to me...and i love you all for that!=)
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2009

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