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I Dont Believe You Have to Be Blood to Be Family

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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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    Another Feeling

    When i was born i couldnt have knownAll the things that i couldnt have undoneThose things i mean you could have stoppedinstead they carried on no matter whatbut in a way i guess you didnt knowbecause i was told never to showstill people guessed things toobut there was nothing...
    scream19 scream19 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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    This Is So True

    In fact, family members who are not related to me have treated me better than my blood relatives.  Especially my cousin.  Even though he is only my cousin by marriage, he is like a brother to me.  I can talk to him about anything... and he LISTENS...
    abercrombiegirl abercrombiegirl 26-30, F Aug 7, 2009

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    A Short Story

    People around me seemed to careuntil i began to open my heart and shareI told them my problems when they askedall the things from the past.When i told them they looked awayso i knew to leave it another dayThey couldnt look me in the eyebecause they thought i had told a lieGod i...
    scream19 scream19 22-25, F May 18, 2012

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    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I Got Fam In Ep!

    YES... EVERYONE FROM MY PAST HAS ******* ON ME, FAM INCLUDED EXCEPT FOR MY SEED... I, FOR ONE, KNOW THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE BLOOD TO BE CONSIDERED FAMILY. FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, MY BUDDIES IN EP HAVE BEEN BETTER TO ME THAN ANY FRIEND I'VE COME ACROSS... ALWAYS ATTENTIVE, ALWAYS...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    I hate my family hate my be a strong word

    but I haven't seen my family in forever my dad left me when I was 2 and my mom was a drug attic I left when I was 15 and never seen them again my family is my best friends they are all I got for now and I love them so much I wouldn't trade them for anything
    skyrose12 skyrose12 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Life

    You know that saying that people are put into our lives--some for a reason, some for a season, some for a lifetime??  I have always been a passionate person, and the love I hold in my heart for my friends holds the same ferocity of emotion that marks my passionate nature...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F Apr 16, 2010

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    It's Possible

    that I say this simply because I am adopted, and therefore part of a family that has absolutely no blood relation to me :)  But also, I believe that my closest friends are my family. I certainly love them all just as much as I do my blood family. Blood is nothing but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    In Fact..

    I heard a quote once "Friends are the family you get to choose." Yep.. thats pretty well it for me..  
    KindaSilly KindaSilly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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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 46-50, M Sep 7, 2013

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    Jo- My Bff and sister

    Being an only child with divorced parents and an extended family all the way across the country, I never had a thriving family life per se.  I spent a lot of time alone when I was younger and never had that big family a lot of people are blessed with.  Therefore, over...
    pologirl31 pologirl31 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31, 2009

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    My sisters ( actually they're my BFF's )

    and I aren't related by blood
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Actually...

    I definitely consider my friends my family. I hardly speak to my "blood relatives" and when I do, it is just every once in a while to assure my mother that I am still alive in case she is wondering. I would give my friends the shirt off my...
    interplanetaryenvy interplanetaryenvy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Friends

    My friends, as I dont really have any, are mroe like brohters and sisters to me. I can talk to them about anything and everything. And treat them as I would a brohter or sister as well as love them the same...   They all mean so much to me and I am grateful that they are...
    SkinandBone SkinandBone 18-21, F May 29, 2009

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    Actually...

    I definitely consider my friends my family. I hardly speak to my "blood relatives" and when I do, it is just every once in a while to assure my mother that I am still alive in case she is wondering. I would give my friends the shirt off my...
    interplanetaryenvy interplanetaryenvy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Mine

    There a few people that I can say are family and not blood, BUT those I do call family I love greatly. They make me who I am today. They are mine. They share life and experiences I would have nevr found it not for them.
    Ashwe20 Ashwe20 18-21, F Jan 21, 2010

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    No Blood

        i don't believe you have to be blood to be family . 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2009

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    Family...

    are those with you through good and bad,thick and thin. Blood doesn't guarantee s**t!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    I am looking for my biological grandparents.

    Mom was adopted in Charleston, SC and at that time it wasn't legal to find out who your parents were if you were adopted. All my other grandparents are dead and I'd like to know who my extended family is. I am going to start looking today. Wish me luck! :)
    savedbygrace030312 savedbygrace030312 26-30, F Dec 12, 2013

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    There are some adults

    who have treated me better than my own family, so I never have nor will think you need to be blood related in order to be family.
    Krc5 Krc5 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Absolutely Not.

    I believe that there is obviously the family you are born to, and have blood ties with. I also think that throughout your life you find other people along the way that're part of a family that you get to choose. There're a couple friends of mine that I consider sisters above...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    Damn Straight...

    There are people on here, who I Love way more than I could ever love my own family. Sure my mom and dad are the reason why I was born, but they are not a reason why I am alive. For they both, could have killed me at any moment, and in emotionally speaking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2009

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    Strongly Agree

    I have a friend that is closer than sister to me, and we are not blood related. Yet I have a sister who is not that close to me and we don't have much in common.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I Have Family All Over

    its true i do have family all over. Some i have never met before. see i am what you call a juggalo. and i know some of you are saying right now he is a gang member or he is a **** up and other things along those lines.. but it is not true i dont care much for the music that bands...
    dtf2012 dtf2012 22-25, M Aug 23, 2012

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    This is so true, it perfectly fits my life.

    Out of the 65 people that make my family I can only say I love a handful of them; although, I might still care and worry for the rest the people that I love are my mother, grandmother, my 2 cousins I grew up with. The babies of one them cousins, and my cousins parents. The rest...
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F Mar 7

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    So True :)

    Me and my neighbors are exactly like a family. When I walk outside, at least one of them is always out...then all my neighbors come out automatically. It's kinda like a cult :P but I love them even when we get in fights :) But one question...is it weird if we all make out with no...
    Hanner24 Hanner24 16-17, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Some Homework Assignments Are Priceless

    To adopt someone into your "family" is a fantastic experience.  That's what a marriage is.  But even better is to have a network of friends who are so close and so loved that you consider them family.  In college, my best friend/roommate was working on a...
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F Apr 18, 2009

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    Blood Is Noway Important In Relationships

    Blood has nothing to do with any kind of relationships. I have seen many blood relations falling apart. Its totally a feeling based relationship. Even with some unknown strangers you feel so close sometimes and sometimes your blood relatives dont bother about you. If blood was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 9, 2009

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    20 Something Siblings and Only 2 Are By Blood.

    I have a total of 16 brothers and 12 sisters... only 2 of those brothers are bilogical.... 6 of those siblings my parents legaly adopted and the rest are friends that have adopted me as there sister.... I love each and every one of them..... except for maybe 2... no I love them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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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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    A Very Small Family

    P is my family He is not blood But has been my family for quite a while now  
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Heart & Soul ...

      I am always jealous others about family matters I wish I had sisters, brothers, cousins, and so on I felt so down with myself and my destiny Until I found them here,, I have learnt that "blood" doesnt mean anything but Hearts & Souls connect us together...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 22-25, F 9 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Blood

    My friends over the years have been way closer to me and more like family than my actual blood relatives.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2010

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    I So Agree

    I have a term its FRAMILY. basically its friends that are family. My birthfamily ive never felt liked i belonged or accepted let alone loved. ive always been a blacksheep and knew my whole life i wasnt wanted. my FRAMILY esp in revelstoke have shown me what a real family is...
    bilow72 bilow72 36-40, F May 18, 2010

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    It's As If I Was Their Own

         My adoptive parents told me  I was adopted when I was 15 years old. I did not feel like "Ohh that's why there's a void in my heart and I got to go and meet my REAL family asap." I got everything I needed from them. The LOVE and CARE were...
    dyinginslowmotion dyinginslowmotion 26-30, F May 23, 2009

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    Still ...

    I think in truth we are all of the same blood ... just gotta trace the lineage far back enough ... and we have some truly flailing cousins who desperately need our help!
    Jerielle Jerielle 46-50, T Dec 1, 2012

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    No, I Don't Believe Blood Is Thicker Than Water Either !

      As much as I b!tch and moan about my mans mother, I love her as my own.  I loved my mom, but ya know?  When you leave home at 14 you kinda  don't really know them.  I have spent 23, 24 years in August  knowing his mom.   She calls me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    I have two sisters that I have no blood

    relation to. One I've been friends with for 17 years, the other I've been friends with for 8 years. They've been more of a sister to me than my blood sister. To be honest, I don't even consider my blood sister to be my sister, or family at all. She doesn't deserve to be called...
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    They're Like My Brothers

    There are two people in my life who mean the world to me. They aren't related to me at all but I love them as brothers and I always will. They are Clarke and Darryn. They both have made such large changes in my life and I couldn't ever thank them enough for that. Clarke: When...
    Chellabear Chellabear 16-17 May 28, 2009

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    Nope.......

    I know you don't. See, in blood family I'm an only child..... In EP family, I have brothers & sisters.... A second mother & am still lookin' for a father. Heehee!!! Yep, I don't believe you have to share blood to be family............ I have a big family now, right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    My Aunt and Grandma

    My aunt Hilda wasn't really my aunt. She was a close friend of my mother's aunts and uncles. On paper, my dad's stepmom isn't a biological relative. But she's the only one I can call my grandmother.
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup 22-25, M May 29, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Not in the physical world- I was raised to believe that the family I thought was my family was mine. I later found out that I was taken and they were not my real family I belonged...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    As I've written here, I hate my biological family. I do have a family of 5 close friends, all younger than I am. Our little group gathers on Saturday nights to play fantasy role...
    katmaninva katmaninva 56-60 a week ago

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    Left feeling empty, Your words going round and round in my head, It's driving me mad, Was any of it real? Or was it all based on lies? I believed you, That's what makes me mad...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 4

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    No matter how hard it is I think you need to always take the high road. I think how a person handles himself after he or she has been hurt or wronged defines them. If you handle...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    hello my friend if you have a bad a relationships. ask i was in my relationships i meet a friend who help me in my relationships,introduce to spell casting who help me to bring...
    emmanule emmanule 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    time and distance...sometimes are a great fix... then other times you have no idea what is going on.... you can play and react to the cards you can see.. nothing is known...
    tacitlygarrulous tacitlygarrulous 70+, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    They aren't blood, but I love them enough to call them family. They're my two best friends and I'm so scared they'll pull the trigger, cut to deep, slip into the noose, or OD...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Apr 6

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    I am very close to my family and when my brother in laws sister died it was terrible for our family too. The second night after her funeral I had a profound shared dream with her...
    shaunnalynn shaunnalynn 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    All of the women of in my family have ESP. We've always had from the beginning. We all different forms of ESP. But is it strange that every female in my moms side of the family...
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Most of my family members are alcoholics and/or addicts. I haven't seen most of them for over 20 years and basically have no contact with them ever except an occasional...
    blessedmess blessedmess 41-45, F Mar 27

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    Over the years, I have had a family bed. My husband is in the military and on constant maneuvers away from home so I would let my kids sleep with me when they were young and I...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    Before I was born, my parents distanced themselves from my extended family. When I was really young, my mother divorced my father. Growing up, I moved from city to city. I never...
    normanperkins normanperkins 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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