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I Dont Believe You Have to Be Blood to Be Family

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    If your kin your kin,

    blood doesn't always matter when you are loved.
    bigmountain1 bigmountain1 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 27

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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, 2015

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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 1 Response Aug 21, 2015

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    I have blood that's not family,

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

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    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...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2015

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    nope! I have frenz that are family n family

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

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

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

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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, 2015

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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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    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2015

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    Ricesha Ricesha 16-17, F Oct 15, 2015

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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 May 23, 2015

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    My best friend is closer to me

    than anyone in my family, she's like a big sister to me,,we met when I was only 3 and she was 6 and have been friends ever since.I also have kids that call me Mom that was friends with my kids when they were growing up,, one of them I am really proud of, he's become a preacher...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2015

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    Yeah that right. I consider my friends

    and people that are important to me family also :).
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    When someone is loyal to you,

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

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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, 2015

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    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

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    Family can bite. Found a jacket.

    Mom gave. After going yuppie And getting a chin tuck. Jacket saved me. But her chosen life bit deep. Trying to understand her. Never healed pain. Yes she deserves better. But so do i. Stupid society rulers With their billions Profit from wrecked families...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I was adopted so no my family isnt blood

    related to me and the people that gave me life are nothing to me...
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2015

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    I mean I consider some online people my family

    my friends are my family so I mean yeahhhhhh :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2015

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

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    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

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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, 2015

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    You are all a part of my family.

    If you need anything at all, i'm here.
    Quietanalysis Quietanalysis 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 18-21, T Oct 25, 2015

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    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 :)
    FJolly97 FJolly97 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm more connected with my fiance's family

    than mine. I also feel closer to my foster father than my real father. I can tell him anything, all my secrets and wishes and plans without discrimination.
    LittleHiei LittleHiei 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I've literally known my best friend

    since birth. She's my sister and I wouldn't have it any other way. :]
    dysfnkshnal dysfnkshnal 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    cougarloving cougarloving 26-30, F Dec 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Too true, some of my military friends are more

    like family to me, than my blood family has ever been. It's about the bond you share and not blood!
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F Jan 31

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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

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

    not blood but that shouldn't mater
    creativelyinsane1999 creativelyinsane1999 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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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, 2015

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    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

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

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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 3 Responses May 23, 2015

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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 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2015

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    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...
    JamesLamar JamesLamar 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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