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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So at the end of May of this year I was retrenched, and being a single Mom, I had no idea what to do or really where to start as there are car, school, rent payments - to mention a...
    Lisinda Lisinda 31-35, F Jul 17

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    So I like this guy who lives in Germany, but he's Russian. I live in Greece and he has family in my country. We started talking on Facebook because I found him by accident. He had...
    athenakats athenakats 18-21, F Jul 9

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    So when I was born my mom was best friends with the family next door and around the time I was born their youngest son was born too we are the same age. We where BFF"s since birth...
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I'm in love with somebody who is also my best friend. We have known each other for a year, and we have even dated before. He says he loves me too. We have a very strong...
    maddyshay maddyshay 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    So there is this guy who live in Indiana, and I knew him for about 4 or 5 years, and I want to be with him, but it seems like I can only get him to talk to me once in a while. It...
    Icephoenix90 Icephoenix90 22-25, M Jul 15

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    I love you babe, no matter how far we are from each other I'll always love you :D
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I fell in love with the guy of my dreams. I've fought every single day to keep him, my parents hated him and nothing I did changed their minds... So he left, he went into the...
    MEGANELIZABETH716 MEGANELIZABETH716 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    It all started when i was 11 i went to Guatemala to visit my family, when i met this cute kid one year older then me, we hung out a lot since he lived next door to my grandmas...
    Siomara Siomara 18-21 Jul 7

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am now "that one." The one in the family that no one talks to. Part of me feels a certain freedom because I know that I have broken away from a pack of selfish liars. But I...
    goldilks goldilks 46-50, F Jul 17

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Run far away, So I can breath, Even though your far from suffocating me, I can't get my hopes too high 'cause Every "hello" ends with a "goodbye"
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My story is of course about leaving behind love. However my story is pretty much the hardest thing I've ever done. I've turned to ep because I wanted to know what other people have...
    Gurl27 Gurl27 13-15, F Jul 12

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    It happened within the last month, the one thing everyone dreads knocking on their door. The police rang, they want my father for questioning because something came up that he's...
    murphys102 murphys102 18-21, F Jul 1

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    Over the years I've built these walls up so incredibly high so no one could figure me out. It's been like that for years. You walked right into my life and turned it upside down...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jul 2

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    i hate everything around me ,i feel so depressed and sad here i want to move as far away as possible i want to start a new life with my own choices there is so many places where i...
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I just want to stop worrying 24/7 and just be happy. I want to get away from my parents and move away to a different state so I can just live my dreams. Nobody gets that I want to...
    BriannaMack BriannaMack 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I moved away from the town that I grew up in because my dad took a job two hours away in a different state. My closest friends are back home and my parents don't let me drive down...
    findingyourwaybackhome findingyourwaybackhome 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've done it way too much. It's the worst habit I've ever had with other people, is that depending on the situation, I'll literally disappear from someone's life. I've probably...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I wish I had a cottage or a house, someplace secluded, private and away from people. Some place with lots of acreage. In the woods maybe, maybe near lake.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 Jun 29

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    There's nothing more I love tan reading on silence, I'd love to get away from everything for a few days to be in peace
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I ******* hate this place and these people more every passing day. I can't wait to get away from here. On Monday, I shall know where my fate lies. I am hoping I can get as much...
    clawrist clawrist 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I feel like music lets me get away from all the hate the world :(
    brianbrianna brianbrianna 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think I should just run away I'm beg beggining to feel numb to every this just somebody teach me how to live swiftly?????
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 49 mins ago

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    I've done some researches on what my family is really doing to me. And I've found out that I'm sort of being "human trafficked". Where my dad has all my documents and / or papers...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I can take a chainsaw and saw off all this baggage of expectations of what I should and shouldn't be. I want to live and do things that makes me happy and not to live to...
    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Jun 29

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    Sometimes i imagine being a bird. They are so free. Able to fly away Fly to mountains and seas Just fly anywhere they want to be I want to be a bird, i dont want to stay. So i was...
    trombonegurl trombonegurl 13-15, F Jun 29

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