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I Live Far Away From My Family

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It’s strange that no one on EP has shared any similar experience. I am pretty sure there are many guys out there who were sent to boarding school. Girls, however, are very rarely...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I live in America and the guy I like is now in Australia. Every day, we talk on skype or something, but I wish he was here with me or I was there with him. It's also really hard to...
    sanoflake sanoflake 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I am in love with you baby... Can't stop thinking about you Joey 😍
    silvermoon9619 silvermoon9619 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I just sit downstairs sometimes because I think, I don't even know what i think. It's not nice to be in my mothers company. If she ever is home all she does is play games on her...
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F Sep 11

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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 Aug 25

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    I want run away from everything and everyone. I want to leave in a quiet, peaceful place, read books, go out alone, drink coffee, listen to good music, be in bed all day, and be...
    bar206 bar206 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 Aug 22

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    Oh my god it's so boring here, I need to run far away, I'm exhausting by people and school and France
    Aucle Aucle 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    i´m in ninth grade and have been bullied all these years, they have been looking down on me, picked on me, calling me names, done things... just because i´m different, just...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Aug 23

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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 Aug 24

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    i cant take it no more i cant stand being away from him i really miss him and its really hard when i need him and i dont find him next to me it's really hurting and i need him now...
    loooorin loooorin 22-25, F a week ago

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    If I lived anywhere far from here I think i would be happy
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So......... the day has come. I found out a family member passed away via Facebook. It's been over ten years since I've seen any extended family (either side) in person. Almost 9...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was 18 I moved out from San Diego to Los Angeles. I am now 28 and can maybe count with my two hands how many times my parents have called. They call on my birthday or...
    RubRAINN RubRAINN 26-30 Sep 6

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    Ever since I was 18 I moved out from San Diego to Los Angeles. I am now 28 and can maybe count with my two hands how many times my parents have called. They call on my birthday or...
    RubRAINN RubRAINN 26-30 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    Oh unfortunately im too lazy to run aways ! But i want to do too
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I wish it was this easy. I wish im big enough to move somewhere far. I wish i was strong enough to overcome & face reality :(
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 6

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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 Aug 25

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    I feel disconnected from my family because I don't feel we understand each other. I realize I've never really had deep bonds with my friends over the years because we were always...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    It was in the June of 2013 that the lab results came back and they were dire, my mother had Leukemia, in the final stages. Because mama's heart was too frail, she was not a...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish i could just disappear and live in my vivid dreams i always have.
    h3yjay h3yjay 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well i told my mom about everything and she sent me away. So i got out and ran away for 4 mouths then they found me
    into13to24 into13to24 13-15 1 Response Aug 30

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    Lost in some dark memories I can't escape, Dark moving figures that I can't quite shape. The thought of you makes my heart race, I have to move on - walk away in a steady pace.
    MsTedious MsTedious 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I feel so trapped. I hate myself. I feel like I'm married to someone I hate and I can't escape them. I can't ever do anything right. I'm so dumb and stupid. No one likes me, no one...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sunday, September 14 around 10:30am my boyfriend of almost three years and best friend of 5 had finally left for basic training for the Marine Corp. This has been the hardest...
    MariahKay MariahKay 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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