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I Have An Extended Family

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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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    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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    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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    After reading the posts about living inside a snow globe, I realized that I have always felt like I was looking INTO the snow globe- where people have families that have your back...
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    Hello. I have no children, no husband, my mother recently died and my only sib died in the last few years. My parents moved away from their home town in the early years of their...
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    Everybody in my family has fell apart. No ones ever got married or had a huge family. Everything has just been so unloving. I want a huge one in the future. I want to expirience...
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    I was "borrowed" when i was 3 months old. My real parents were really young when they had me and my sister who is a year older than me. My real dad's aunt actually borrowed me...
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    One day I hope to be a mum. I would very much like a daughter. The whole thought of falling pregnant is a scary one....but I'll be with right guy when it happens, we have spoken...
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    None of them get along and I seem to get stuck in the middle quite a bit. It is so hard to maintain relationships with people who refuse to even try to get along.
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    my family are nice people don't get me wrong. I love them and they do love me. I just don't feel like I can be myself around them. Granted to an extent, I think people will have...
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    I grew up without any extended family. Only one parent and one sibling for the most part! No cousins or grandparents or anything. When I eventually settle down I'd love to have...
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