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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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...
    natikafl natikafl 26-30 3 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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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...
    karakent89 karakent89 22-25, F Sep 29, 2012

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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...
    SummerRainSparkles SummerRainSparkles 36-40, F Feb 17, 2013

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    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...
    Hope4theHopeless Hope4theHopeless 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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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...
    jenvanb jenvanb 36-40 Jun 5, 2009

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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...
    stuffshuffler stuffshuffler 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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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...
    tstez tstez 22-25 13 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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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

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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...
    LeaTheo LeaTheo 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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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...
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke 36-40, F Jun 1, 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...
    HowSmashing HowSmashing 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 29, 2010

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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...
    graychylde graychylde 36-40, F Nov 10, 2011

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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...
    CaracaMaraca CaracaMaraca 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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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...
    GirlTeenTodd GirlTeenTodd 18-21, F May 12, 2011

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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...
    Dmlarue1 Dmlarue1 36-40, F Aug 1, 2013

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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...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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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...
    MagicalEmpress MagicalEmpress 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 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...
    ElizabethuKT ElizabethuKT 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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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...
    melancholybaby melancholybaby 56-60 2 Responses May 16, 2011

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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...
    anet99 anet99 41-45, F May 11, 2013

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    You have my heart you always have. I sincerely hope you always do. Why must you live so very far away though?!
    OhTheThinks OhTheThinks 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Eh, I don't believe in such love anymore. But you never know when you'll find your person.. Here or there. Where can I find him?..
    Korsika Korsika 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Which sucks cause he's like my best guy friend. V.V sucks eggrolls
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 Apr 2

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    Ever feel this way? Read on... Dire Straits So Far Away Here I am again in this mean old town And you're so far away from me And where are you when the sun goes down You're so far...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    I feel like i'm being tied up. Expectations and obligations are suffocating me. If only i have the courage to tell them what i feel. If only i could. If my parents will keep on...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I hate my life . Nothing ever goes right . Can someone just take me away, far far away to get away from all these 😭
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I'm just so tired of trying so hard to be what everyone expects from me. Ever since my second year started its been one bad thing after another and I feel like giving up and...
    JustDre JustDre 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I want to run away from all the unnecessary worries that I can't seem to get rid of be freeeeee! Free from worries free from pain free from sadness and just be FREE! 😍
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    For the two that occupy my mind. The one that I think I like I don't know what I feel for you, but I just wish that I could be with you right now. Maybe you can help me figure...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I just want to be alone, I want to sit down my back on the wall, away from all the distractions, away from everything. I don't know why, maybe because I don't want to...
    UnrequitedLove8 UnrequitedLove8 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm in my late 20's, and have been in the midwest my entire life. I decided a few months ago to get away from everything, start over, and take a job on the West Coast. The city...
    etwake etwake 26-30, M Apr 2

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    To a place where I can be myself, be happy and stay happy. It's like an escape route... Almost like the place that's far away is death.
    calmingmelody calmingmelody 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Often times I just think of escaping reality just want a place far away to just relax and think about everything and not have the influence of everything on me. Just get away...
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F Apr 6

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    She so damn far away; we've haven't met in person yet. Hopefully it will happen soon. I haven't let that part get the best of me, even though its hard at times. The distance, I...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Apr 7

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    It's better to love someone who is far away and craves to be with you, than to love someone who's near and doesn't even care to see you.
    KristenL83 KristenL83 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Too much expectation leads to disappointment. Just now, my father said i had to finish my college at the given time. Cause after graduating, i'll have to replace him in managing...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Away from drama Away from tears Away from piercing words Where I can sleep again Away from being a failure Away from living this life Away from my torn soul Where I feel okay...
    Meganbelieves Meganbelieves 13-15, F Mar 18

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    Mentally, I already have a place away from everything. My own personal world that nobody would understand lol. My physical place away from everything would be a deserted island...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Somethings you just need to get away from life... From all the hectic lifestyles and bad omens that stands in your path... Sometimes i just need a break from life so that i can...
    Coolrocker Coolrocker 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Whether it be a lonely cottage in the woods or a vacation to a foreign country. I need a place to get away from everything for just a little while. Somewhere that makes time feel...
    Jack0fTr4d3s Jack0fTr4d3s 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My home is toxic. Everything is a mess and I just want to run away from it all.
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Morro Bay is my place away from everything 💗
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    A few weeks ago I went on a retreat with my Catholic Church up to the mountains and even though it was just for two days and there were 20 other people there, I felt so relaxed...
    nellyisawolf nellyisawolf 13-15, F Apr 6

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    But is it possible? Can you really stay away from stupid people? I try. I try so hard but they find me!
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    Im tired of school im tired of my parents having to tell them where im going and having to be back at a certain time i wanna be free i wanna do whatever i want without stressing...
    SpiritualMe SpiritualMe 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Come late June, I might actually meet the guy that I think I like. One of my sisters is getting married at the end of June and I would love to have a date. I told him that it...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    but there is nowhere to go ..nowhere to hide am stuck living this eternal misery ...ok its not that miserable but I need something stronger something more wholesome the drudgery...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 6 days ago

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    Too much pressure from work, from social norm, from evil people, from growing old. I want to run away and live a simple life.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Why do I always push people away? And when they finally leave me, I feel betrayed and lost, and idk.. I dont know what's my problem. I always end up hurting the people I love most...
    nocturnalninja nocturnalninja 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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