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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Today I saw some relatives I have not seen for 14 years! Only for 10 minutes though as they couldnt stay long!Most of the extended family I have not seen for a long time. I guess...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F May 10

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    I hate extended family drama!!! My parents asked a stupid favor for me, i didnt ask. And now im responsible?? I will explain latter but... I just hate this
    Liz890 Liz890 26-30, F a week ago

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    Hi Everyone, I have been reading your posts for a while and have realized there are many people, like me, who would like to meet up with others who have no family. Please join my...
    NiftyUK NiftyUK 51-55 2 Responses May 15

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    This happens so many times. I'll get a message actually talk with someone and as soon as they find out I have a family no response back. Read my fcking profile it's all over it...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 10 Responses May 6

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    HELLO WELL MY FIRST TIME WRIGHTING ON HERE AND WELL wanted to share a little about my story. 2007. the worst thing that had ever happn in my family My brother and brother inlaw got...
    BeautifulMj BeautifulMj 18-21, F May 15

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    what is family??ha they bring me down chock me hurt me i'm bleeding i'm screming who cares who cares noone go the hell ****** dirty pigs i don't need anyone just want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1

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    It's sad that reading such sad stories actually makes me feel a little better because I felt so alone. When I was 27 I got fired from my job, got evicted, gained over 60 lbs...
    carp1t carp1t 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    But only so I can see all the fake BS they display like we are one big happy family , and I'll be watching and thinking to myself how it's all a lie and I don't really wanna know...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It sucks when my family never really support anything I want to do. Never any positive comments about anything I do.
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    My ex husband n I been separated since the end of last year. My mother loved him, You know, like her own son. And since he has left the house her attitude and love that I have...
    stuckNWEbbz stuckNWEbbz 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Ever since I was little and I was told that there was something different with my mother, she just seemed more childlike and very different.. Like something I could sense without...
    hazynflaweddoll hazynflaweddoll 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    My name is Deb and I am a Mental Health Advocate. If anyone is looking for live chat support go to www.depression-understood.org. Register for free. Create a name and enter any of...
    WantingToGoHome WantingToGoHome 51-55, F 1 Response May 6

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    What keeps me strong when the going gets tough is that i know that one day in Heaven, if I ever make it there that is, where there are no illnesses or diseases, I will get to meet...
    muffin93 muffin93 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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    So, I have been on EP for about 2/3 months now, i have met some wonderful, lovely people.I would like to take the time out to get say thank you for being genuine and for being...
    Gangstress Gangstress 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 30

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    My son kicked his addiction to heroine 6 years ago. My heart breaks today knowing he's back using. I thought love cured everything but my son needs strength now. All my love won't...
    1with101 1with101 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Yesterday my mom told me she has a stage 1A tumor in her breast
    mimidoodle mimidoodle 13-15, F May 1

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    My grandma on my dad's side was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has lived a long, and amazing life. To hear her talk, she is ready to go. I will definitely miss her.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 4 Responses May 4

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    My father is clinically diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.
    taintedvixen taintedvixen 31-35, F May 10

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    I've lost two sister a father to that evil cancer
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10

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    My dad is addicted to ice. In other words, methamphetamine. He took it 3 years ago, that's what he said. He blames it on me, blames it on my mum, he said it's because we didn't...
    xparanoiax xparanoiax 16-17, F May 15

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    We all have in some way or other. Today is the 27 year anniversary of my best friend of 7 years, George, leaving this world. We were almost 12, and had good things we were looking...
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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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...
    celest1fiamma celest1fiamma 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Sadly wifey passed away to cancer under a year ago. i'm living in rented apartment we shared an a little depressing by myself here, especially wkds or when i'm back from work...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 Response May 5

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    I'm 25 years old. Found out today from an extended family member (don't you love how people hurl insults at you when they're upset?) that my mother "never even wanted me" and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    Today I had a disagreement with an extended family member who resorted to hurling some crazy insults at me . She said that my mother "never wanted me & everybody knows".. I'm an...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    I have been negligent in writing down my dreams as of late. Most of them have consisted of an order out of chaos theme, but the one I most remember was of my Mom in her frail...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 1 Response May 9

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    I have my family of choice from Alateen and they are my true family. My blood family aren't those that are there for me. It's my fellow Alanons and Alateens.
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 2 Responses May 11

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    It's difficult for me to tell my story, I've never fully told anyone; I've never found the right words. I want to try it now. I want to put my feelings down an hope it lifts some...
    LexiDoll LexiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    yes i should have becasue thats what i feel like .i have done for years. i have brother and sisters but they dont want to know me . or thier children none of my relatives do. they...
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 May 8

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    I will always love them and support them because they are my blood. My parents, my siblings, my grandparents, my cousins and my four uncles. I am so lucky to have a family who...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F May 9

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    I am 23 and have no family or friends. My only family is in another country and they don't really care about me. My grandmother is alright but my mother is toxic. My girlfriend of...
    thyrm thyrm 22-25, M 1 Response May 3

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    I grown up without dad, and my mum have another family i hate, dont like her so much!!
    numbH numbH 18-21, F May 7

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    My name is Sophia, I'm 13 years old and I'm the girl in the flower romper in the picture. For as long as I can remember my parents have fought, it was never true love. They never...
    sophiaidriss sophiaidriss 13-15, F 6 Responses May 7

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    I have a gay mother and had a straight father. My mom told me she was gay after their divorce was final. This was about 26 years ago for me. I love my mom and loved my dad. It was...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 1 Response May 15

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    A very busy week is ahead! I have a family member that will be having surgery to treat cancer! I pray for God to heal her and keep her safe. A very stressful surgery and I have...
    dreamerintexas dreamerintexas 51-55, F 6 Responses May 17

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