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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Before I get hate, I want to start off by saying I am 14 only. I'm in high school so I may not know what love is but love is indescribable. His name is going to be changed to Noel...
    peachmilk peachmilk 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I want him, I want him so bad! I want him right now. :( I miss him and I love him so much. All I want is to be with him. Why dose he have to live so far away?! Dammit even if it...
    OliviaOcean OliviaOcean 18-21, F Dec 1

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    he's not here.so i decide to share my feelings with you guys.He lives thousand miles away from me.we re never meet.exchange the pictures only.He's not very handsome..but his...
    Nininglee Nininglee 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    She lives pretty far away but I'm storing a part of my heart to keep her close if she's the 1 then I'll make the time zone which is not bad anyway irrelevant as possible until she...
    RonSims RonSims 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    I have fallen comletely in Love with someone who lives 6 833 nautical miles away ~ until we cross the Pacific Ocean and the Equator very soon XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    vinvicau vinvicau 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    Yeah he lives 6 "minutes" away. I'm dying :(
    EmojiGirl EmojiGirl 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Oh I do! I really really do a lot. You can't have the least of the least idea how much I still do. But the only irony of this all that she suddenly stopped and turned away; no...
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M Nov 30

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    crush on a perfecr stranger.and its killing me. Dear Ion,i dont met a nice guys at chatous apps (u keep asking me "met any nice guys at chatous?) if u see this..please come back.i...
    Nininglee Nininglee 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well if it's meant to be it'll work out right? Right..
    natethecreator natethecreator 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He's so sweet and charming ): we were only ever supposed to be friends...
    misskittydanger misskittydanger 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well...it must be that way, since I'm not falling for anyone near ...lol...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    3 hours ago..... You were here with me, this week I was full of happiness, joy, laughter, full of life. I can't stand the idea of being so far away from each other, I can't stand...
    createglamour createglamour 22-25, F Nov 25

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    I'm thinking about forgetting everyone and moving somewhere far away... Leave without telling anyone where... And start a new life... The one I live now is far from happy.. I want...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Yep she is so far away, but no distance is too far and no time is too long, just keep remembering that in my head
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M a week ago

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    I think i have an aura that pushes people away from me. Or maybe there is something about my appearance i don't know. Somehow people always think i don't like them , or that i don...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Well your far away now but here's not to say over time we become emotionally closer if that hits the Expectations we desire I'll be by your side holding you in my arms hugging so...
    RonSims RonSims 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I just ended a relationship with the love of my life for ever. We might still be friends but i feel that something inside of me is broken. I feel much better that what i used to...
    zz0828 zz0828 18-21, F Nov 30

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    nobody is nice to me... i stay in the shadows away from everyone.... i run from ppl
    wolfy152374 wolfy152374 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    This is sort of my place away from everyone.
    Canadianwithirish Canadianwithirish 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I've always had this place in my mind; it's this field with forest behind it and a wooden cabin right in the center of the field and I'd be away from everything and everyone. It'd...
    MissGorgeous MissGorgeous 13-15, F Dec 8

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    I have a dear friend who lives very far from me who has offered to buy me a plane ticket to come live with him......I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I want to go so badly. My...
    Tor1Lynn Tor1Lynn 16-17 1 Response Dec 4

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    Everyday. Tired of being kicked around for what seems like every ones amusement. Only thing i ever wanted was to feel love and to see others love each other. Guess that's to much...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M Nov 25

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    I hate how crazy everything in my life is. Everyday is something different I just want to pause life sometimes, if only for a second. My family is so hectic that I wish I could...
    HU4ever HU4ever 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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