I Dont Believe You Have to Be Blood to Be Family

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    I've had friends in my lifetime

    that were closer than family. Some of them are still close friends. Friends who have seen me at my best, at my worst and at my craziest. The kind of friends who laugh when you hit a tree with your mountain bike, but carry you back out to get medical help. If you have even one...
    looonatic looonatic
    41-45, M
    Dec 21, 2015

    I realized that if I had a family more like the

    people on my team or some of my friends... I wouldn't have to worry about most of the things I'm worried about and wouldn't have that mental trauma..... Funny because you think that you're fine but after pushing it away when older it hits you..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 21

    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
    3 Responses May 23, 2015

    nope! I have frenz that are family n family

    who r strangers!!! go figure???
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 18, 2015

    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, 2015

    I want to say happy birthday to loving parent25.

    May ur new decade of life be one filled with specialness, friendship and love.
    Lovingfather51 Lovingfather51
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 10

    I mean I consider some online people my family

    my friends are my family so I mean yeahhhhhh :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 16, 2015

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    cougarloving cougarloving
    31-35, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    I'm crying... I have to get up in 4 hours.

    .. I don't want to go to school only to disappoint my director with the fact that my mom is disagreeable
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 21

    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, 2015

    Because your blood mother could hate you

    and not accept you as her child just because you have the father's 'evil' blood in you.
    Letmebee Letmebee
    22-25, F
    Feb 25

    Hawaii has a beautiful concept called "ohana".

    It's when people become part of your life and family, even if you are not related by blood or marriage.
    lovehonestly lovehonestly
    36-40, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    Currently staying in my best friend's spare

    room cause my own family don't want me, that is true family if you ask me :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 17

    that's like understanding humanity

    and behaving a true human
    loneratheart loneratheart
    26-30, M
    Feb 19

    I'm adopted so my family is my family yea there

    not blood but that shouldn't mater
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 16

    When someone is loyal to you,

    willing to fight and even die for you, and shares his problems with you, that is family
    Kezio Kezio
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jan 17

    Since I moved away from my friends

    and family back home it hasn't been the same for me. I didn't come here to make friends with the guys I go to school with. I didn't come here to find love. But I did. They make it easy to be away from my family and friends back home. They make me feel looked and cared for. And...
    MaryCrossen MaryCrossen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    They only try if they want to try

    and in the long run it goes their way or nobody's even to the point of not teaching me what i need to know for life simply because they are lazy, and say they will but never do or just think it's not needed when it is. They attempt to control what i do and manipulate a situation...
    CosmicEvan CosmicEvan
    22-25, T
    Oct 25, 2015

    How little we really understand relationships

    after all these thousands of years. It is true, and openly and easily observable every day! We have almost all of us witnessed it. Family based child abuse. The willingness of a stranger to do limitless things for others. My examples, if you would please allow me to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    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, 2015
    ToroTorres ToroTorres
    16-17, M
    Feb 18

    I have blood that's not family,

    and family that's not blood!
    wackyzacky wackyzacky
    18-21, M
    Jan 17

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 24, 2014

    I've literally known my best friend

    since birth. She's my sister and I wouldn't have it any other way. :]
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 16

    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.
    DELETEDDXXXXXXX DELETEDDXXXXXXX
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2015

    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
    May 23, 2015

    Yeah that right. I consider my friends

    and people that are important to me family also :).
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    If your kin your kin,

    blood doesn't always matter when you are loved.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27

    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, 2015

    You are all a part of my family.

    If you need anything at all, i'm here.
    Quietanalysis Quietanalysis
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 22

    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, 2015

    We don't need blood relations necessary

    for being a family. The people who love you, who wants to see you smile, who needs to make your life happier. They are your true family, because the bond of love and care is stronger than that of blood relations. I love my family!
    111rosy560 111rosy560
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 17

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    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.
    Sepulchral Sepulchral
    22-25, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    Friend-family, those people

    who care about you and show up for everything and end up being uncles and aunts and whatnot just as authentically as anybody "technically" related to you
    PerrythePlatypup PerrythePlatypup
    13-15
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015
    Ricesha Ricesha
    16-17, F
    Oct 15, 2015

    I have so many friends who's families haven't

    been there for them and I have they all consider me family and I them
    bamberii bamberii
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    My friends are my second family,

    blood or not, thats how it is
    LeeRyan LeeRyan
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 23, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2015
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