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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    .. Maybe Antarctica? Far away from the rest of the world. I might go there someday.
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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Life can just be too much sometimes. I am not trying to be a big baby, I would usually tell someone whining like I am to "suck it up and put your big girl panties on", but I am at...
    Brokentlk Brokentlk 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I hate the life I live. If I could run away and live in the wild, far far away, it would be for the best.
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    My dream one day is to move far away with the love of my life and children. Drop both sides of our family and just finally be happy together and see the world.
    Adpatrick Adpatrick 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Tired if this shitt people don't no me justice all on me I just want to go end start over some where I just am sick if people that disrespect and it's the true great souls that get...
    yourtwist yourtwist 31-35, M Oct 11

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    Everything's been suffocating. I cant breath. Its like the people surrounding me expects something from me. I cant please them all. I cant feel my self in me. I'm pretending to be...
    elel110993 elel110993 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So very far away where no one from this world could reach.
    SeaSalt38 SeaSalt38 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I want to move somewhere nice and quiet.....away from everyone and everything....
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Not in like a running away from everything way, just because England is cold and rains, and I want to move somewhere where there's such a different culture
    cali0ne cali0ne 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to say I am getting married to the most amazing man he put me first all the time asking how I am feeling and if I was ok because right now he is away from me and...
    KimberlyBaron23 KimberlyBaron23 22-25, F Sep 28

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    Music allows me to connect to something. It feels so real. The melody, harmonies, rhythm of the song. It's soothing. It calms me down. Helps me when I'm down. Of course, there are...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Oct 1

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    I want to get away from the pain... Everything I do hurts me or someone else.. It's been 5 years I've smiled and ment it.. 5 years since I've had friends.. Everyone has gave up on...
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I live in Indiana and I am waiting for my graduation for my bachelors degree and to find a job on the US coastline. The (southern) east coast is more desirable to me because I've...
    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Live in California, New York is my dream place to live. I'm graduating high school. The only way I can think that I'll be able to live there is if I go to school there. Is this a...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna leave my family soon to live with my boyfriend. My family doesn't know anything about it and I'm really scared to just leave and go To him. I actually don't know what to...
    manall123 manall123 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I want to move to Texas . Far from my family but close to home
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of the life I live... I want to run away and start fresh...
    MindOfManyThoughts MindOfManyThoughts 16-17, F Sep 27

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    I don't want to be secure. I don't want my life inside a box exists. I want to feel wildly every emotion, every pain, every mold. I don't want securities to guide my insecurities...
    eyumscloset eyumscloset 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    I did this. I live in China now. From Missouri.
    fjb7777 fjb7777 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Holy **** there's so many people here. I wish we could create a network of people with good safe homes that teens who run away could just come there for food and comfort like damn...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F Oct 1

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    It's nice to just run off into the woods and enjoy myself nobody there to annoy me or pressure me to do things and the best thing so far is that I get to be myself without feeling...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    i could leave my friends, my family, everything here. i just want to go
    neverweather neverweather 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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