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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 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).
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 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 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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    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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    When was the last time i hugged someone? ''Please Please i'm begging you...'' The prase of this song in my head right now. I have no family no family support. I don't know what...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I am the black sheep of my family. Every since my mom died I have no one but my kids and husband. It's so hard not having a relationship with my family such as sunt and cousins.
    sweedee39 sweedee39 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Hello there. This is my first post. I have a lot of things to say about my 'family' but it all just hurts. The only thing that keeps on making me a prisoner here in their house is...
    RachLyn RachLyn 18-21, F Mar 26

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    im 18 and graduating from high school in a few months and Everytime i need help my family just looks at me as a burden. i feel like my mom is not supportive at all. she always has...
    avalily avalily 18-21, F Apr 3

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    my mother is the absoulte worst......... I have been depressed for a long time. which has lead to many bad decisions. now she deems me as useless cause "i am unmarried...
    girleve girleve 70+, F Apr 12

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    My dad walked out on us when I was 7. He died alone so **** that guy. My mom gave up on me when I wasn't what she wanted me to be... Biologically speaking. But I've made my way and...
    xanaxannex xanaxannex 22-25 2 Responses Apr 13

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    May 2014 four days before I turned 14 I got a knock in the morning saying there has been an explosion and two bodied were found. They thought it was my mum and 4 year old brother...
    radhikajoshi radhikajoshi 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    My first memory is being seated, demanded by a solicitor/social worker to choose a parent to live with and me crying. I remember you being there and looking at me, with near tears...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    spiritual I feel stagnate I have. to break this to find some kind of happiness
    girleve girleve 70+, F Apr 12

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    I never really grew up with my cousins. The older one's or the one's closer to my age.....my aunts & uncles were cold & uncaring bunch. My father was the worst. Yea my mother had...
    girleve girleve 70+, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    my only girl cousin borrowed $200. & I never heard from her again..... Don't trust coke heads
    girleve girleve 70+, F Apr 12

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    my father. hated me....he never loved his children....but he hated me....deep down I know he wish I was never born & died when I was were sent to a foster home cause of my mothers...
    girleve girleve 70+, F Apr 12

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    There is just no conceivable way I'm related to this mess of a genetic mire. I'm going drinking......that is all.
    PapaFitz PapaFitz 46-50, M Apr 13

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    If any of the members that are having difficulties here, want a person to support them. I am here. I will gladly listen, help if I can, and try to support you.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13

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    I'm trying to come to terms that's it's just too late. Today I heard a 65 year old woman in Germany is pregnant with quadruplets. Yes with fertility treatments. And she already...
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    my big brother is in the hospital in a coma amd we had a fight and i dont want him to die thinking i wont forgive him
    iwannafityourmold iwannafityourmold 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I know God will heal you and you'll come out of this even better than you were before you went in. I love you.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just hung myself. The rope broke. My neck hurts. Is this a sign or just a poor choice in rope.
    toitt93 toitt93 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was 16 yo, my.brother was struck by lightning. He was in a coma for 6 weeks. He has great difficulty transferring short term memory into long term memory. Example...
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I need to have a family and take care of me, I have difficult health condition and depression and can't find anythin to look forward to.pls help
    Dellone Dellone 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have an extended family on both my Mom and Father's side of the family. My cousin will constantly stalk my FB posts, my brother and sister simply tell me happy birthday via text...
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    My folks weren't nudists but they were casual about nudity around the house and among extended family. People make too much fuss about seeing some skin these days.
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    And I don't think they understand how bad that hurts me. Like, I told my parents I was bi and my dad literally almost fainted and my mom cried a lot and they kept insisting it was...
    TrackStackz TrackStackz 13-15, M Mar 26

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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I wish i had..if i can have.. Not everyone has sweet family in a real life. I personally don't have any family in real life.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    since i was a person who ask and interrogate everything that happened to my life, i finally found the answer to my happiness. a was broken hearted and it hurts so much. i almost...
    moonriver99 moonriver99 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I've wanted to have children for about five years now. I was 13 when I first thought if getting pregnant. I can easily provide a baby with that love and support and care, but I'm...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It will be 5 months on the 18th of when I lost my mom..celebrating her birthday with out her and holidays that have been pasted and are yet to come have been horrible. I feel as if...
    kennadek kennadek 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Was married for 8 years in the 8 years I did not know who I married ...living with a man who a used drugs for you entire marriage....I did know or feel what a true marriage...
    supervisor15 supervisor15 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    -Father. Sociopathic. Physically and mentally abusive to both my mother and myself. I lived with him for thirteen years. My current household: -Mother. I live with her now. Was...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I've had 0 friends for a couple years now, it's starting to just get to me and I want to go places but I don't know where to go. Also my family is having money issues which means...
    m4riiam m4riiam 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I had such a fun night tonight. I hung out with family and friends and I had a good time. I was surprised that I didn't want to drink. The only thing I realized what I was missing...
    Aliceinwonderland87 Aliceinwonderland87 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    1. Graduate from high school 2. Get my driver's license 3. Graduate from college 4. Find a good job 5. Make some lifelong friends 6. Travel to as many places as possible 7. Be...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I went to a private all boys boarding school in africa that was miles from anywhere . We all suffered nudity and the cane for the slightest of infractions . If you had the wrong pe...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I feel like a robot. Before I continue, I'm posting this here because I don't feel like I'm entirely sociopathic. I have a friend who is one, and while I feel I relate to him...
    ElectricGlitch ElectricGlitch 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5