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I Dont Believe You Have to Be Blood to Be Family

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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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    juggalo life is my life

    and nobody can say its not my life i live to carry the hatchet with my fam now let me be and im gonna get drunk and stoned as ****
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23, 2014

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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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    My family is a bunch of back biters.

    My friends are closer to me and I trust them.
    Penguin47 Penguin47 66-70, M Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    Family is people you adore with an

    indescribable passion. You'd switch places with them when they are in a ****** circumstance
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 23, 2014

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    Blood isn't always thicker then water.

    My bff at times has cared and been there for me more then some family members. She's gone out of her way to help me and even MY family when she didn't have to and am glad to have met and become so close with a genuine person.
    AlexisH94 AlexisH94 18-21, F Dec 1, 2014

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    I'm adopted but my mother loves me

    as if I were her own I'm so lucky.
    catema catema 18-21, F Feb 18

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    My mother treats me like crap.

    My dad's just a *****. My sister's a ***** to me. My friends aren't much better. I have 2 friends I know for certain I can rely on to be there for me. I know that I have my boyfriend no matter what. And his friends take care of me and treat me like family. How messed up is that...
    pizzagarden pizzagarden 16-17, F Jan 30

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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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    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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    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I have friends that I consider my brethren.

    I have an online game crew that I consider my brothers.even tho we are not related
    DarkSecret62 DarkSecret62 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    My best friend is part of my the family

    and she isn't a blood relative
    cotygal123 cotygal123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    My family hurts me but my friend don't my

    friends Chirs and Seabass I knew them since I was 6 and now I'm 15. We all love each other like bros and every my friends I've know for 3 years I know I can trust them I love my friends. The only people that are blood related to me that I care about are my mom N sis everyone...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Jan 29

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    I have a sister who is not related to me

    biologically but I trust her more than I do my blood sibling or my step siblings. I can tell her anything and she always listens and doesn't judge
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F Mar 23

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    My whole life growing up,

    my family was never really close to me or each other. If we crossed paths, we would always yell and scream at each other. I believe it's possible to find friends that aren't related to you, an to consider them family. Friends sometimes give me more than my own family could ever...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 18-21, F Jun 23, 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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    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 can't stress this enough .

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

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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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    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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    Welcome to the family- The people

    that you (& I are really close to & trust can be considered family. I never believed that you have to be blood related to be family. I have always had a really special close circle of friends(as does Kelly)-(female & male),coworkers, even a few bosses(former bosses(female & male...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 41-45, M Nov 23, 2014

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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.
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    My family consists of two close friends from

    school and a teacher who has gotten me through a lot of stuff. I'm not blood related to them what so ever, but they mean everything to me.
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 18-21, F Nov 23, 2014

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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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    Shadowspider15 Shadowspider15 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 28

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    My best friend is my sister,

    there isn't anyone who can say otherwise lol
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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 bestie reminded me of

    that the other day.
    Lucylilly711 Lucylilly711 31-35, F Jan 30

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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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    I have been lucky to have met people whom I

    consider family. One of my closest friends whom I have known from the credential program has become one of the few people who I consider to be part of my family. We are not blood related but I care for her like if she was my sister.
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F Sep 24, 2014

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    My friends are my second family,

    blood or not, thats how it is
    LeeRyan LeeRyan 16-17, M 4 Responses May 23

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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 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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