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I Live Far Away From My Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 People

    As Far As It Gets

    My family lives in three different countries. My immediate family lives in the United States, with me. I have extended step-family spread out all over the country from Florida to Arizona to Minnesota to Who-Even-Knows-Where. As for my biological relatives, it's a thirteen-hour...
    Hope4theHopeless Hope4theHopeless 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Miss My Family Everyday

    I have lived away from home twice. The first time I moved from Ri to Az. I lived there for 7 years and I loved being away from my family (really my dad who made everything stressful..he had untreated anxiety disorder.). Then I moved back and my dad passed and my family completely...
    Dmlarue1 Dmlarue1 36-40, F Aug 1, 2013

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    I live in Georgia, and my family lives on the

    opposite coast, in California, and I miss them dearly.
    californiageorgiagirl californiageorgiagirl 31-35, F Feb 21, 2014

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    I Feel So Alone Sometimes

    I was born in Stornoway, in the Western Islands of Scotland. The mainland was 3hrs away. From that port place, it would 1hr to get to the large city of Inverness. At 18, I moved away, to southern England for university. From Inverness, it would take about 8hrs by a quick train...
    CaracaMaraca CaracaMaraca 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    And what is most hard about

    that in this moment, is my grandpa may not be here much longer and I can't even see him.. And no one even cared to tell me that they might be taking him off the ventilator. I had to read it on facebook... They must not care about others and especially me. I live so far and can...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    Missing Family-please Help

    I moved from Florida to Minnesota for college with my twin sister and fell in love with an amazing man while there. After I graduated, I didn't know what to do; whether to stay in Minnesota with him and his 4 year old daughter, or move back to Florida with my twin sister to be...
    tstez tstez 22-25 13 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Woah, Really Is Far!

    My parents are Icelandic and Greenlandic/Danish. I grew up in Greenland, aged eight I moved to a village in Iceland. Both small places, up north. I love where I have lived, I feel different because of it. I live on the Essex/London border in the UK. My mother lives in Reykjavik...
    SummerRainSparkles SummerRainSparkles 36-40, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Arizona- Washington....

    i live in Arizona, but my mom lives in Washington. Yes, I'm barely 17, but my mother put me up for adoption at birth. She was a young mother, and didn't think she was ready for a child. I get to see her once in a while, and now I even have a little half brother who is turning 5...
    HowSmashing HowSmashing 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Lonely But Getting Used to It

    I was born in Oregon, but my parents moved us to PA then MA then KS.  Before my senior year of college (in KS) my folks moved back to PA and have now retired in Oregon.  I live in KS and am recently divorced.  I have a brother and sister in law that live...
    jenvanb jenvanb 36-40 Jun 5, 2009

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    Missing My Family And Hometown Even After 30 Years

    I moved from IL to MN about 30 years ago. I was basically running away from stuff that happened in my family - between my parents. Both my parents moved away from our hometown area also after they divorced. While up here I met someone, got married and have 3 grown kids and love...
    melancholybaby melancholybaby 56-60 2 Responses May 16, 2011

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    Bummer

    I wanted to go home and visit my Father, he is in a nursing home, but the weather was bad and travel was not safe. I am sort of glad I don't live closer because I might feel obligated to go and see that man who I barely love and never liked even a little bit all my life. We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 29, 2010

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    Too Long

    I live in North yorkshire in the UK whereas my family live in Manchester, the only people in my family down here are Me, Mum Dad and Ryan ..we moved up here 4 days after i was born and it was awful growing up without seeing my family regulary but hey, when we get to see each...
    GirlTeenTodd GirlTeenTodd 18-21, F May 12, 2011

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    I Moved Away

    I moved halfway across the country to be with a guy I met online.  I don't regret it, because I know I want to be with him, but I do miss my family.  If we were in the same city we could just drive over and visit, but it takes 2-3 days to drive there from here...
    MagicalEmpress MagicalEmpress 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    Breaking Down

    I moved from WI to FL about 3 years ago to start a new life, and get away from things and people I did not need back home in WI....but with leaving there I left all of my family and some really good friends. I met a really great guy in FL and my parents gave us...
    natikafl natikafl 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    My Parents Left Their Families For a Life In America

    My mom was born in Spain and my dad was born in China. So I'm half spanish and half chinese. Well of course, my family is spread out in different countries, and they don't live in America. I've never been able to go to my grandma's house on a weekend, and some grandparents I can...
    ElizabethuKT ElizabethuKT 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    Distance Or Dejected?

    I am the one of three, and i followed in my older sibling's foot steps of joining the military out of high school because we didnt want to go into debt for college. it worked out well for my brother. he was the pride of the family, he got out got a good job and lives a generally...
    karakent89 karakent89 22-25, F Sep 29, 2012

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    My Mum

    My Mum,She's too far away,For me,Anyway,I know it's only a 2.5 hour drive,I want her here,I miss her so.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Sep 6, 2011

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    My Siblings

    I am the oldest of four children. I was six when the first one came along, then seven, then eight. They were stairsteps, two of them are only a year and two weeks apart. My mother is an evil person, I won't keep repeating the same traumas I experienced at her hand, Anyone who...
    graychylde graychylde 36-40, F Nov 10, 2011

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    Overseas

    My parents live in St David's, Wales. My younger sister lives in Perth, Australia. One brother lives in Vancouver, the other is in the military, currently living in Oman but has been deployed at the moment. Another lives in Abu Dhabi, finally one lives in Cornwall, England. I...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jun 1, 2013

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    What Would Be Our Life Without Internet?

    I've read several stories here about living in different parts of the country, or different states. How much I wish my parents'd be in the same country where I am! I don't care what state it is, it'd be sooo easy to fly and visit 3-4 times a year instead of once every 2-3 years...
    anet99 anet99 41-45, F May 11, 2013

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    10 Hours Away From Home

    I just recently moved 10 hours away from basicly my entire family. I live with my mom and her boyfriend while the rest of my family lives in a diffrent state. I miss them so much
    LeaTheo LeaTheo 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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    On Opposite Sides Of The Country

    My parents and sister live on the west coast, and I live on the east coast. It's hard to get them to visit because it's such a pain to travel that far and even though I would like to see them more, it's even harder for me to travel because I have a small son.  I hate that...
    stuffshuffler stuffshuffler 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    About My Family....

    Though my family is close, we don't all live so close. Sometimes I really wish that I could see them more often. My family is mostly blood relation. There are a few that aren't but I consider them to be. Sometimes, I make a point of writing to my family members. They are pretty...
    Christian02 Christian02 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I had my dad buy me a flight out of boston to sacramento so I can move from West Springfield,MA to Sacramento,CA in successfully doing so I moved thousanda of miles away from...
    lovelyxalice lovelyxalice 18-21, F Feb 12

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    It seems everyone I get along with, everyone who doesn't judge me or use me is so far away! I'd love to hang around with my friends, but they all live in the US and I'm stuck in...
    SeleneaVenette SeleneaVenette 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish she was contious enough to see he wasn't for her I wish that she loved me more than him I wish that she wouldn't put me in delicate situations I wish that this relationship...
    elior elior 18-21, T Feb 5

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    Far away Total solitude Skies are blue, peace resides The soul feels free, to the very depths To breathe, feel, and think Clarity is so brightly received, looking out of...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I grew up right outside Atlanta, moved away at 15 and have not been back. Partially because it is so far away and partially because going home after so long would be hard, so much...
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F Feb 13

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    I have been home once since I left last september. It's hard being away from home but I love it! Is it bad that I don't always miss my family?
    aspirationsofinspiration aspirationsofinspiration 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My house is basically in the middle of nowhere the only thing thats around is a pretty small town with all the basic things like a grocery store gas stations and the sort. I love...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love taking time away from the computer and just listen to audiobooks.
    SelfIsImportant SelfIsImportant 18-21, M Feb 10

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    I am away from the love of my life everyday just another day in the life in a long distance relationship is it easy no but when u know u found the one u want to spend the rest of...
    TlovesLouise TlovesLouise 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I'm Running away from home tomorrow morning I'm in Toronto meet me at Kipling station if your want to join me
    xotaylorxoswifty xotaylorxoswifty 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Life at home right now is horrible and I really mean this. On Friday 13th February my brothers first birthday we travelled down to Windermere and stayed in this amazing hotel we...
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    My Boyfriend had left for Boot Camp about a week ago, and so far i have been ok with that the fact he's been gone. We dont get letters from them until around the second week of...
    VictoriaCantu VictoriaCantu 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    My family are a constant source of anxiety. My mother is tempermental, accusatory, childish, verbally and psychologically abusive. I'm afraid to tell her about my college grades...
    Hanakko23 Hanakko23 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I wish my ep friends lived closer to me... We would be able to get together for a coffee...lunch or dinner. We would be able to chat face to face and not rely on ep... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F Feb 10

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    Hi everyone. My name is Becca and I'm writing from a UK charity called Stand Alone. We're currently in the process of researching family estrangement, and are looking for...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Feb 21

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    i have fallen in love with a boy who was once upon a time my first boyfriend. the problem is, i havent seen him in almost 8 years and he live almost 200 miles away. is this right...
    mustangerwattf8 mustangerwattf8 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    For any girls who have been through family day and graduation, please let me know how it was and any tips :)
    Abilliongalaxies Abilliongalaxies 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I am away and he is away. I will never forget this day. In that day but in different year and different situation, I saw my love, I felt him, and touch him. For the first time in...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    You are away random thoughts keep coming to my mind but one thought that overshadows all is Void,emptiness. All I feel is deafening silence . “Silence “is the sound of missing...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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    yes i have when they put me in a mental hospital. i was detained. it made me feel like a criminal and not a sick person at all . it made me feel i did somethink wrong.and i was...
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 2 days ago

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    Exactly one month from today I will get to be with him probably the most important day of his life! Can't wait to see him and watch him graduate!!!:)
    vbjklk vbjklk 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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