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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am extremely attracted to this wonderful girl I met on EP only to find she lives on the other side of the planet. I finally found someone to spend time with, to share my feelings...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 30

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    I met a guy at a concert 4 years ago. He was awesome we spent 3 days together over the weekend at the shows. When he left we exchanged emails because he lives in Canada and I live...
    Rissa1987 Rissa1987 26-30, F Jul 30

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    Please be careful with my heart.
    Zorenjb Zorenjb 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Anybody who lives far away from their family here ? How is it to barely talk or to see them
    manall123 manall123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Maui, Hawaii. White sandy beaches, warm tropical weather, beautiful scenery. I could go on and on about how much I love my home. But the truth is, I am sad here. Behind all of the...
    journeyyy journeyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Here is my life thus far: At 25 years old my parents forced me to be with them, not go out, not disagree, do what I'm told, or my mom would have massive panic yelling/screaming...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to move so far away to get away from all my problems I just want to be happy in a place where is beautiful
    jcelli jcelli 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    At this point NOTHING would be better but to just completely get away. Farrrrrrrrr far away, like somewhere that is inaccessible. No more stress no more drama just peace. A little...
    BIGGIESMALLSS BIGGIESMALLSS 18-21, F Aug 3

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    This title describes my life. I want to escape my life as it is now and create a new one for myself. An independent fantasy. I want to become famous or open a beauty salon. Too bad...
    LilLexi16 LilLexi16 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Hello I'm a young person almost 13 and I have been planning to run away from home for a very long time now. I'm a black male I'm 5.4 I weigh 132lbs I exercise a lot I'm rather...
    XJJohnson XJJohnson 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have run away from home several times, nine to be specific. But being me, I usually go to the park or lake and sit and think. I start feeling really really guilty for what I did...
    mikaykay mikaykay 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I had to move nine hours away from my husband, my home and my dogs. I have two college classes I'm trying to finish but I ha no other option but to do them at my original school...
    ShaunaLyn ShaunaLyn 26-30, F a week ago

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    I wish I could just disappear. Just let the one person I trust most know where I am and leave. Just get away from everyone and everything.
    n0tw0rthanything n0tw0rthanything 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I often think of moving out and how great it would be to have my own space. I don't make a lot of money yet, but I make enough to share an apartment with a friend or two and pay...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M Aug 3

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    Firstly I am trying to cope with losing my beloved mother to dementia. Every time I see her she is more confused and less herself. It is very painful that although she is still...
    Romani52 Romani52 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    So what if I was to just pack a few things, get in my car, and drive? I could live the life I want to live..not the one my parents insist. But wait, they're the ones who pay for my...
    freeyourdemons freeyourdemons 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I want to leave to either a place that snows and that I can hunt for my own food. I want to live off the land and live as how Jesus lived.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    If I could live anywhere I'd move to the UK because I'd be in utter bliss just listening to their accents all day long.
    MissJourney360 MissJourney360 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Amazingly I have an update to my story. She found me. Against all odds, she somehow found me through Facebook. What's more crazy is that she sent a Friend Request to an old...
    Jaxavier Jaxavier 31-35, M Jul 30

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    Seriously i wish i could do this just go as far as i could , like out of this universe , i've seen the movie hitchhikers guide to galaxy , never get the chance to read the book, so...
    furmal furmal 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I just had a dream about this. I was with my family in this forest i think, well somewhere where we were surrounded by trees. And there were houses too and we went to see one for...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    It's hard to believe we were just with each other 4 hours ago and now we won't see each other in 3 months. He'll be taking on to Sc in no time. I've been doing good so far. Took a...
    thunderberk thunderberk 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm getting so disconnected from people that if I moved, I wouldn't give **** about anyone except for like maybe 2.
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F Aug 15

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    It sucks when you realize you have strong feelings for him after you move away and that it couldn't work out because we couldn't handle the distance. Although, we are best friends...
    sabrinabuurke sabrinabuurke 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am so depressed most of the time i dono where to get inspiration from nothing seems to work anymore
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm from Europe and want to run away in europe so if you're willing to do the same and are between 14 and 17 message me :)
    runawaybuddyalex runawaybuddyalex 13-15, M Aug 11

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    I really need one today. I need a hug. I need to shout. I wanna die. My last message for him: As what the song goes, i will just put your poison in my veins until im okay. I feel...
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 1

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