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I Don't Have a Close Family

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    When My Mother Died. My Life Changed. - My mother died 2 years ago of liver failure. My father died 8 years prior. I became an orphan at 27. Im nothing like my siblings. I...
    travelrn986 travelrn986 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    An Introvert With Feelings - Now that I'm older and look back, I've learned that I was misunderstood as a child. Because I am a consummate introvert. I was so quiet in...
    sriblanc sriblanc 31-35, F Apr 22, 2010

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    Far From It - My family are not close, and it's better that way.They are liars, theives, manipulators, con-men, users, abusers, addicts, alcoholics, and just plain ruthless. They...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    My Story... - ... started when my brother was born. He was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, and my mom, being superstitious, felt that it was her fault. I was...
    espinada espinada 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    How Do I Deal With Not Respecting My Mother? - Hi, My family is pretty strange. My mother is bipolar and my parents were divorced when I was 6 years old. At that point, my older...
    Lea4life Lea4life 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Unconditional Love? - ablueoctober.blogspot.com There is nothing lonelier than the company of someone else's family on a holiday. I should be thankful for the generosity and love...
    xxLulu xxLulu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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    Is It Crumble Time Yet? - Everyday I am told that I am dumb/retarded/moron/failure/ugly/pathetic and most often a nuisance. After a while when the people who should be helping you...
    BMBreal BMBreal 18-21, F Oct 2, 2012

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    Tell Me It Gets Better. - She gets home late from the bar reeking of smoke. It's eleven and tomorrow is Wednesday. Her father wanted to play an extra game of billiard pool. The...
    bluejune92 bluejune92 18-21, F May 8, 2011

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    I Am The Daughter Of The Two Most Self Centerd And Selfish People In The World.. - My father has and always will be a womanizer and adulterer.  After their divorce when I was 3 or...
    hollyhunny hollyhunny 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    My Parents Died, My Brother Acts Like I'm Dead - I'm not from a country where English is an official language so I may make a few mistakes while writing this... My father died...
    LoonaX LoonaX 26-30 7 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    When My Mother Died, That Did It For Me... - From the outside, my family life growing up (with my parents and four younger siblings) looked fairly decent. We were never homeless...
    CakeEater57 CakeEater57 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    No Stability, No Security - Where to start? My whole family is from the south. I never got to know my dad's side of the family, because he was adopted. I did meet them a couple of...
    AndreaJD AndreaJD 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Lost Sibling - I was raised with three older siblings. My birth parents divorced. My dad remarried and raised us four.... my birth mother had two more children from two differant...
    cf60spony cf60spony 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    What Family? - None of my family members are particularly close with each other but I'm probably the most distanced from everyone except my father and SOMETIMES grandma and...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    My Mom Is Over-protective And Dad Is Neglectful - My parents divorced when I was 8 yrs old and we have never been a close-knit and loving family. My father claims to not be working...
    Zooeg Zooeg 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    I Don't Know - I have never felt close to my family. In fact, I am more withdrawn and quiet around them, and I don't tell them anything. They make me uncomfortable. I don't know...
    hnah1313 hnah1313 16-17 3 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    I Can'T Believe This Is My Life - The last year has been so f*ed up. My grandpa - who was for all intents and purposes my dad since the age of 4 (I'm 30) died 20 months ago. 12...
    Ricky1985 Ricky1985 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    I Have No One But My Mom - So i'm a 20 year old the only son of my mom and dad. My dad passed away when I was 13 ever since my mom  has been trying her best to support me.I never...
    reddawgs reddawgs 18-21 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Nope - i don't have a close family what so ever . we use facebook but i don't really talk to them except holidays and manatory meetings of us . i talk to my step mom everyday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2010

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    Left Me Saying, And Then Asking... "I Can Handle All The Horrible Things Life Has Thrown T Me, Dear God Why Do I Have To Do It With My Kids And NO Other Family." - I don't go out...
    momsladybug75 momsladybug75 36-40 Apr 19, 2013

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    I'm Dead To My Brother - My parents are both passed on and I have only one sibling, a brother. Well as far as he is concerned he has no sister. So, I find myself alone in this...
    LuvnCuzn LuvnCuzn 46-50 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    C Eya - hello all of u i just need to talk my Nam is eya i'm Tunisian since i was 2year i raise in a village of children how don't have a family so i thank god they take a good...
    ayouta ayouta 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Estranged Family - When we were growing up we were such a close family. But we grew apart and now all of us are totally estranged from each other. There are five of us and mum and...
    Mehonestly Mehonestly 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    My Mother Thinks I'm Dead - Well, I've never been so much into family stuff or anything like this, but in the last years, I realized how unimportant I am for my mom. She doesn't...
    cpopovicibest cpopovicibest 22-25 2 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    Disowned. - Lets start from the beginning lolMother was an only child. Grandfather died when I was young. No one particularly like Grandmother.Now ex-father had a brother and...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    My Family - i grew up with parents that never seemed to like each other. all they did was argue and call each other names and put each other down all the time. i dont ever recall...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    They Care About Me Is Fake - I was adopted since I was born. My biological parents were force to give me up because my mother has been taking care by her auntie after my...
    Nuryani Nuryani 36-40 2 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
    spiderchris spiderchris 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well not that I don't have any, i do have a number of friends I'm close to. It's just that it's really hard for me to get close to someone. I try to be sincerely nice all the time...
    littlederps littlederps 18-21, F Apr 7

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    When someone asks what I want to do when I'm older I'll mindlessly say "Pastry chef", but honestly I don't really care too much about being a chef, it just shuts them up. I don't...
    ExplorerJoe ExplorerJoe 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't have anyone who i feel is truly my friend, but i will stay optimistic cause i believe that every one definitely has that one friend they can be with and i wait till that...
    xMisty xMisty 13-15 1 Response Mar 23

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    For almost 3 years, I LOVE HIM ! well, that's not new but what makes my love for him different?.. For almost 3 years we only met for 4 times! May 2011..May 2012,,Aug. 2013...Jan...
    aderie48 aderie48 16-17, F Mar 29

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    I don't have parents isn't a choice.
    axolotls axolotls 18-21, M Apr 5

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    I'm sure when I was little, I loved my mum, dad and sister a lot. But as I've grown up, and especially now that I've got a boyfriend and am getting closer to all my friends, I don...
    Chez98 Chez98 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to be really close to two of my friends last year, and I could tell them everything. I told one of them that I was lesbian and she completely accepted me for who I was. But...
    Randomcityify Randomcityify 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all. It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I can't see a future and I don't want to see a future anymore.
    bluebubblychubby bluebubblychubby 18-21, F Mar 16

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    As I have written in other posts, I don't believe in the god of the bible, torah, koran (quran?) or any other book that I have seen. There very well may be a god but the nature of...
    riley7253 riley7253 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    It is official...I went to the men's Sunday school class as usual today. All college educated, successful, wealthy and retired. I explained new career isn't working out and needed...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I don't. Simple as that. I have like 5 acquaintances. But no friends. It's lonely.
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I feel like I screw everything up now and just today I tried to do my nails and it's just I couldn't do it and I mean i'm ok at it but no one would hold the bottle or anything and...
    screwupforlife screwupforlife 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I'll be someone's friends!!! I like talking to people and I don't care who you are I will listen to you and all your problems and be your friends! :)
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just because my answers or responses to questions are humorous (though sensible), does not mean I have ADD or ADH- Oh look a butterfly! Lol. Jk. I really don't. =P
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend is a Virgin and won't have sex with me
    idkifnormal idkifnormal 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 2

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    It's hard to say this, but no one has really bothered to get to know me. I'm not looking for attention here, but making a friend wouldn't hurt.
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    When I was 15 I met my first boyfriend. He was shy, nice and attractive and also charmed everyone who met him including me. You would think that I would know better. I was a...
    mik2047 mik2047 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I realize that everyone doesn't deserve forgiveness because I am not looking for sympathy if a person can't admit to me that they messed up I cant forgive that person and why...
    cantfoolthewise cantfoolthewise 31-35 Mar 19

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    I use to have a facebook in 2008 in May 2010 I decided to deactivate for a number of reasons once and for all I have not looked back since and never intend too
    Canuck05 Canuck05 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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