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I Have An Extended Family

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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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    The Shared Children-As everyone knows on EP,

    because I say it repeatedly. I was not raised by my parents. I was born in South Korea to a Black American mother and Eurasian (half White) father who was a Russian citizen then delivered to Russia by my father along with my younger sister at age 4 and taken to the steppes of...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M Aug 18

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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).
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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