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I Have An Extended Family

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    My mother has this habit of supporting still my

    relatives who are so lazy in finding their own means to sustain their daily living. It's great that my father doesn't mind about this. I don't really mind too but it's just that they are so abusive and doesn't even help themselves at least (if not my mom).
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I Would Like An Extended Family

    I have this fantasy about an extended family. My wife and I don't have any children, neither does our very limited circle of friends. So, our lives aren't driven by kid related activities, but do we both enjoy having kids around. I often wonder what it would be like to have a big...
    love2c love2c 46-50, M Apr 11, 2012

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    Everybody's Home!

    I haven't ever thought of myself as particularly maternal, but my life experience says otherwise, I guess.  I had to look after my younger brothers.  Then as a young adult there was always somebody in crisis crashing on my floor or sofa.  Then I married a man with...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F 2 Responses May 11, 2008

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    In Nigeria

    I have a lot of family members that live in Nigeria on both my mom's and dad's side, and when ever we visit them, my grandma, uncles, aunts, and cousins will be living in one house all the time.
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M Apr 5, 2013

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    In Palermo (capital of Sicily),

    my mum'a family has a huge house that my grandparents, uncles, cousins, and aunts live in
    alecardarelli alecardarelli 13-15, M May 30

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    Everybody's Home!

    I haven't ever thought of myself as particularly maternal, but my life experience says otherwise, I guess.  I had to look after my younger brothers.  Then as a young adult there was always somebody in crisis crashing on my floor or sofa.  Then I married a man with...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR 61-65, F May 11, 2008

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    I dont have any family. My parents split when i was a toddler.My mother died when i was 19. The rest of family is toxic and never offered any support. I get upset at this time of...
    cori70 cori70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I would love to have a family bed, being able to sleep all together
    Carsonisthedawg1025 Carsonisthedawg1025 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    My mother had schozophrenia and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my...
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    I was adopted by a couple in the US. They're both dead now. They had no other children, adopted or biological. Their brothers and sisters and my adoptive cousins and I are not in...
    1solo1 1solo1 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    My family doesnt support me. I told them that I liked a girl and they hated it. They think I'm this wounded puppy, when I'm just being myself. They take things so serious when its...
    JulietA93 JulietA93 13-15, F Dec 13

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    My mom and dad started us on a family bed. My wife and did the same. It's wonderful to bring a family closer together and create strong bonding. Too bad more parents don't open...
    LTEP69 LTEP69 51-55, M 7 Responses Dec 13

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    I feel sad and lonely as hell! i want to talk with people who live all alone,don't keep in touch with family. i am sexualy abuse survivor. it's too hard to live like this. i need...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    My family just started doing this one month ago. it is the best. I feel so much closer to my parents now
    jamesfromnowhere jamesfromnowhere 13-15, M Dec 7

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    My 72 year old father is in Hospice Care just "waiting to die". Lung/liver cancer. Never smoked a day in his life. Hard working family man and this is how he gets to end his life...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    How would u deal with a sister in law that has bullied your family for 30 years and your brother doesn't stop it but enables her to be nasty to everyone including his parents
    shorty1963 shorty1963 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    i feel so horrible and broken because of family issues..i don't look for any advice. are you living all alone?? i would like to talk to you if you have same back ground. PM me.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I am the only child born to two only children. I changed schools a couple of times in high school then left my home town and school friends to live in London, then Europe, finally...
    scaaliwaag scaaliwaag 61-65 1 Response Dec 11

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    I mean I have a mother and a father who are together, but no siblings...! They all moved out
    EmojiGirl EmojiGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 5

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    My mother used to be so loving and showed affection towards me and my siblings when we were younger. After we began to notice my mom was a hearing things no one else heard and...
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Mom... Trying to remember who I am....She's leaving me, little by little. I wish she wouldn't go. I'll be there as long as she needs me. How do I let her know? I'd like to hold on...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 17 Responses Dec 4

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    My father was Schizophrenic. My mother and him were both in the navy. He got my mom pregnant with me so she wouldn't leave him. But during her pregnancy he beat her, she had scars...
    AutumnTuesday AutumnTuesday 16-17, F Dec 6

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    So this someone....uh...doesn't know what to do or how to tell anyone can someone help....
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Any families want to talk to me about their experiences?
    johnsmith4u johnsmith4u 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I'm an only child but I shared a bed with my mom and dad. i loved it growing up. I'll be going home for Christmas and I'm looking forward to sleeping together with them again
    Joel1995 Joel1995 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 16

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    My brother has catatonic schizophrenia. He was 16 when he was diagnosed. He had a catatonic episode- his body was shutting down and he was 2 hours away from slipping into a life...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have had family members overcome Cancer and beat it, but I have also lost family members from it too. A few years ago, I lost my grandmother. She had stage 3 bone cancer, and...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Sorry but this will be a long read. I have an emotionally abusive father. It is hard to cope with but it's gotten a thousand times better since I moved out of his home 4 years ago...
    Emericia Emericia 22-25 8 hrs ago

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    This is the one I have been dreading. The year my husband died, during the first Christmas, I walked through it in a daze, numb, fog. I know I am going to have to face it again...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    We used to be best friends with a couple that was two houses down from us. Their son is the same age as ours. Their daughter is a year older that our youngest son. We did...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am almost 20 years old and have never had a boyfriend. It has never really bothered me until now, and I almost feel stupid for thinking like this, but I want to end up with...
    ehm0204 ehm0204 18-21, F Dec 13

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Well its thanksgiving, Some of my dads side of the family are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my least favorite holidays, because they are suppose to be about family, which...
    wesv wesv 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Family Most people think of security, support, love, a safety net, a place to turn when the rest of the world is crazy, reassurance, a shoulder to cry on, or God forbid somewhere...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    Even though we are blood, my family is NOT my family. I do not belong with them. I don't know most of my family. And I look forward to the day, when I have a family of my own...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 17

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    In my 43 years of life; "FAMILY" is what i missed, only. Nothing else. All I wanted in my life, Someday I too have a family of my own. I had have walk through all odds, struggle...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 27

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    i owe everything to them.without them i would be dead by now.they took me in when i was little because my real mom needed money.so uhm yeah, my mom besically sold me to them x_x...
    lushsummer lushsummer 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    My friends have become my family since I don't have any family anymore. With 9 siblings and parents dead- everybody just split-different-some are unrecovered lifestyle choices...
    Dmariejoy Dmariejoy 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    I take pride in how close I am with my family. I love how lucky I am to have a family like this
    15mathky 15mathky 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Over the course of my life I have lost all of my immediate family. I am 38. not too old, not exactly a spring chick either. this is the first year that I will have not family at...
    happyhopiindian happyhopiindian 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    All my relationships - dating, family and friends. I've been lied to and cheated it, made feel unimportant, verbally and mentally abused to the point where i have a hard time...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F Dec 4

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    I've always loved kids. And that love grew even more when I started working in a daycare along with babysitting on the side. They bring such joy into my life and when I'm around...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I am fat, and love it. I also love fat men! I hope to one day have a family with a man who loves to both cook for me and eat for himself. I want my kids to grow up in a home where...
    kailanie kailanie 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I want to make a good and loving family.I want to meet someone,a truly kind soul, who understands how it feels not to have a family;fall in love with him and make a beautiful,good...
    9am3 9am3 18-21, F Dec 10

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    i'm getting nerveous thinking about test of cervical cancer again.it's thurdsay.i have no family who care me.hospital is the most lonliest place if you don't have family or close...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 14

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