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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 days ago

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