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I Love My Friends Like They Are Family

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    My Family Of Choice

    My family consists of one bio brother, a chosen brother, and a chosen sister. My bio bro is my older brother and he wants to join the Marines. He might be somewhat racist, an ***, and a total **** sometimes, but I love him. He might have beat me when we were kids but that's okay...
    Conflict101 Conflict101 16-17, F Oct 13, 2012

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    Just In Case You Cant Read the Group Logo

    I JUST FELT IT WAS SOMETHING YOU NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO READ... FRIENDS ARE JUST LIKE FAMILY... NO MATTER THE COLOR, SEX OR RELIGION
    MsJuicyBoo MsJuicyBoo 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    My Friends

     I TEND TO GO TO MY FRIENDS FOR ADVICE OR COMFORTING BECAUSE MY FAMILY ALWAYS TOLD MY THAT WHAT EVER IT IS THEY REALLY DIDNT WANT TO HERE IT. AND WHEN I WENT TO MY FRIENDS OR THEIR PARENTS FOR ADVICE MY MOTHER ALWAYS GOT UPSET . AND STILL TO THIS DAY SHE'S...
    23mary 23mary 22-25, F Oct 3, 2009

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    Believe It!

    Although I can't choose who's in my blood family, I can choose who's in my family. I don't have many friends, especially close friends, but I consider the few close friends that I do have as family.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    The Family I Chose

    There are those people who are chosen to be your family, whether it is your mother, father, brother, sister or a combination of these.  These are the people who you grew up with.  Then there is the family you picked for yourself.  After finding yourself and...
    pnutgallery pnutgallery 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2009

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    Family Of Choice

    That's what my friend Angel calls it.  I like the sound of it.  Through good times and bad, we've all laughed and cried together.  We've all pinched our pennies and scraped together whatever we could when someone needed it.  We've all stood side by side to show support...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    My Friends Feel More Like My Family And My Family Like My Friendenemies

    my family i hate the majority of them but they act like my friends sometimes so they are my friendenemies and my friend are my family we fight but we still love each other if one of us is hurt we are all hurt so it's just like my family are myfriends and my friends are my family...
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F Dec 23, 2011

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    A Quite Large Framily

    Goldie, Silver, Snowy, HBY, LNG, SS, Marcus, Cream, HG, My, Cow, Sooner, Pisces, MT, TRW, Mikey, and so many more are all my family more than simple friends.  These people are always there for me when I am down and they would do anything in this world for me and I would...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    They Are Family

    My Friends are my Family...and my Family are my Friends.
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Sep 22, 2009

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    The Difference Is......

    You can not choose your family. You can choose your friends :)
    squid4u squid4u 46-50, M 14 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    Why is it that when you get out of highschool people grow up and act as if their lifes are better than yours? Like you know those friends who you were friends with for a long time...
    MKxoxo MKxoxo 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I have dealt with these putrid souls many times before. I do my best to to put them down and bother them anyway possible but not make it obvious. I have an arrogant side but it's...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    My friends are like my family...I love them like family. My friends are weird and crazy people but they're also nice and understanding and supportive, etc. my besties mean the...
    ellajade ellajade 13-15, F Feb 19

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    I dont know whether my post I am going to put here is appropriate or not but for today alone I have seen more than 2 people say this that they are not valued for who they are...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I can not feel the lines between day . night and between weeks, months and years. They are all slowly vanishing. I am not sure what to do about it. I am getting old and tired. I...
    AsIfYouKnowMe AsIfYouKnowMe 70+, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So here’s the thing. I never ask anything from anyone except for acceptance. That’s it. For example; I’ve only ever asked for money once in my life and I paid it back...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I really do accept people as they are: I may not like some of their choices but who am I to judge them. I have no hate in my heart. I have thought about this lately and I can't...
    Ruthanna46 Ruthanna46 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    The Hatters' home anatomy has ensured they abide on the cape of the top three, accepting not been baffled at Kenilworth Alley aback the aboriginal weekend of September, with alone...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Feb 21

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    Okay. I couldn't find the right group so I'll write it on here. I've said I accept people as they are and yes I still do but there's one thing that's been bugging me. Beggars. I...
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 22

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    I love telling girls they're beautiful. It's like admiring a piece of art or watching a good movie. It's always fun to enjoy beautiful things.
    VicDixon VicDixon 18-21, M a week ago

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    I accept everyone for who they are...that is what I expect of them, to be who they are....not to pretend to be something your not, it does not work with me well.....be you..... I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    The key to accepting people as they are is accepting yourself as are.
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 10 Responses Feb 16

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    please let people be who they are
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 13-15, F Feb 19

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    i accept others as they are because i think everyone have right to spend his life according to his choice...yea i raise objections some times when the things are effecting others...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think they are either crazy or bipolar! Maybe both.
    Gia00 Gia00 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I loved someone, but they died before I could tell them how I felt. I loved another, but he didn't know how to love me back, instead I was his crutch and he was only my pain and...
    thedeadprincess thedeadprincess 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Kiss me like there are no rules.
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 13 Responses Feb 14

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    My family isn't much of a family, so I cherish my closest friends. I cherish them, but I don't trust them.
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Hi, I'm Jane. I know you'll probably won't read this unless you're not superficial! So I have a little story. (Btw if you have any experience that involves preferring one's...
    jayissosadlike jayissosadlike 16-17, F 72 Responses Feb 15

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    It's time to log off one last time. I've been on EP for about 2.5 years or so. No one seems to respond to me at all when I make posts or ask them questions about theirs. Perhaps I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 18

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    We all get to a point in life where we need to take control of who we are as people. You do this by serious soul searching and being honest with yourself. Don't rely on someone...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    My best friend has this situation. She's best friends with me and the girl who used to be my friend. We were in a small group of friends. I forgot what happened.. too much drama...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Well they're both good friend but I feel as though, if they really cares about me they wouldn't fight and argue in front of me because they both no I loathe it, even to the point...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Some of my fondest memories as a child was watching my mind mom make cookies around the holidays. Always made from scratch. My 2 favorite cookies I loved to eat when they were warm...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I love people who are not afraid to stand up for the ones they love
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 4 Responses Feb 9

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    My post/stories/songs are all me. The real me. I don't make any of it up. They actually happened to me. With that being said, can you believe I was an RN in the ER??? Can you...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm the type of person that likes people as themselves. I will accept you if your weird, quiet, perverted, annoying, nerdy, athletic, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, I really don't care...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Sometimes in life there are many situations that bring us down, and all we need is someone to listen to us and gives us a word of encouragement, even a little prayer for that...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F Feb 8

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    Ever since my sister moved back in to my moms house when I was 13 I would go down there and take thongs and panties bras and other clothing. Then when i moved out I roomed with a...
    Chrisbured Chrisbured 18-21, M Feb 9

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    Totally agree with the title of this group. I have a number of so called "disabilities" but don't class myself as such. Yes I have a stammer, hearing loss and bipolar disorder...
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 13

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    We were all created to be unique humans, no one is the same. Yes some things are the same like emotions, we all bleed and are all made of cells. So why wouldn't I accept others...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Priorities. What do you Really "want from life" ? Just a job and An Empty place to Cone Home to ? OR do you REALLY want Love ? You won't Find Love at your doorstep; IF you Don't...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Feb 18

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