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I Say We Are Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Ties That Bind

    every day i'm thankful for this site, and not just because it gives me a place to vent and share stories. ep has given me something even greater--a whole new extended family. i treasure all the friendships i've made here, and i believe family goes way beyond bloodlines. i have...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    I Say We Are Family Too

    Thank you Flour Lady, I totally agree with you, I believe there are really kind and giving people here, that I do consider as my family.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    A Group That Takes Care of One Another

                                      I say we are family. Its not necessarily  blood but a bunch or a few that...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 19 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Family

    The family I had was not one you would see on the TV (unless it was a drama without a happy ending). I decided a long time ago that my mom was dead to me. Yes she did something bad enough, and long enough for me to feel that way. I don't hate her anymore, but I won't take her...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    All of Us

    I'd like to believe that the world is just one big family. I mean you have those you like more than others and then that aunt who pinches the cheeks and... wait, I never had that aunt. I had the one who always commented on how large my backside was (bubble butt family), even...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Aug 13, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I don't get out much anymore. I still am in touch with high school friends over Facebook but we live far away from each other. I might get to see some of them at my sister's...
    mermaidlady mermaidlady 31-35 4 hrs ago

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    My family is sorta broken, I was adopted so I don't feel connections with my parent. so I only have one father and no mother and my sister isn't the best example in life. so...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I come from a mafia family and theirs one thing besides respect is taught. The love and protection of our blood. Sometime families do stupid **** and drag you into things that you...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Family is very Important. Another thing is, that one doesn't need to be related by blood. I have 3 cousins that were adopted. They aren't related to me by blood, but they are...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    They are just jerks I can't stand them my mother in law is mean to everyone i cant stand her her daughter acts just like her and the daughters husband is a weirdo my husband just...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Please don't get me wrong ... I love my family! But I have several "sisters from another mister" who I rely on just as much as--if not more than--I do my actual blood relations...
    leftnwrite08 leftnwrite08 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    My mother treats me like crap. My dad's just a *****. My sister's a ***** to me. My friends aren't much better. I have 2 friends I know for certain I can rely on to be there for me...
    pizzagarden pizzagarden 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    With all my heart. GhostOfTheGreenRoom, is my daughter on this site, also known as Ann Rhodes, My wife has backed away from EP finding Facebook more useful. I'm just the opposite...
    DamienKarras DamienKarras 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    So many creeps are lurking around every corner in EP. A sickos in the mind. You must be aware that there will be rude ******** who will leave comments in your experiences like they...
    ItGirl111 ItGirl111 26-30, F 56 mins ago

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    Sprry I won't be on here for a long time I'm not leaving plz understand its family crap
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 10

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    Don't get me wrong, I love my family to bits and most of them are wonderful and supportive! But... we've just never had that sense of closeness that so many families have. I'm...
    Saiyanprincess Saiyanprincess 18-21, F Jan 2

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    After reading everyone's situation it is hard to think my problem is really that much of a problem, but I need to just get it out. I am the eldest and growing up I will admit I was...
    etburki etburki 22-25, F Jan 19

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    As painstakingly heartbreaking as it is, I've realized that I cannot compete with the drug of Satan, Meth... My ex-husband and I were together for a little over 11 years. Our love...
    jryder1979 jryder1979 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I'm differently-abled. Not disabled. Just differently-abled. This was the label my Mum gave to me. All my life, I have been different. When I was born, I was different. Not...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I know I have to accept That you aren’t mine anymore The more I think about it My heart becomes so sore I know I need to admit That you are done and dusted But the more I...
    Nolongerb Nolongerb 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Today a guy I know and am acquaintances with, was like "you look pretty today" and I said thanks. And then he had the nerve to say "except your nose. It's too short. Other than...
    theartistt theartistt 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am the youngest of five and I haven't seen my siblings or my "mother's" side of the family in a decade. Initially it was their choice not to see me--I was fifteen and decided to...
    seelensauger seelensauger 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    {It is hoped that this complete volume will give the answer. Because ophthalmology as it really is practised in Singapore is so unique to us (just as Singapore English is a unique...
    Alexander6935esh5 Alexander6935esh5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    So my great uncle just died recently and my mom, step dad and I went up to California to help out. My mom is the executor of the estate so she has to be there to sort things and...
    kking141 kking141 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Highly dysfunctional. I can't stand it sometimes. It's so hard living here most of the time. Everyone is so nosey. No one knows how to mind their business. No one knows how to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 21

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    One of my students came out to her family. I think she was found out. I am so happy I could be there for her. I know it is difficult to do this especially when it is thrusted on...
    Bambam2011 Bambam2011 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    {You then wait around to collect your medicines and make payment. That’s suitable. You do not should visit a separate pharmacy or chemist for the tablets. All GP clinics in...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {Most Professionals will only see individuals using an appointment. Though they'll happily take walk in individuals if their clinic is just not insane active.Hi, I've just moved to...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I'm 18 years old and I'm an avid Christian, but I can't help but hate my family for the things they put me through. They call me the "accident baby" in the family cause my parents...
    Lilliane19 Lilliane19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Just looking into their eyes, if you pay attention and look into their eyes, you'll see passion, hurt, happiness, or sadness. Eyes can speak words your mouth doesn't have to say...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    {The therapeutic and training achievements in the clinic and its personnel are vividly introduced. The beliefs of its founder/director and the influence the clinic has manufactured...
    Ethack826k7ix2 Ethack826k7ix2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    i wish people could open there eyes to see who we really are were not bad were not evil were doing what makes us comfortable just like anyone does and no matter what you believe...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 11

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    ***RANT*** If you're my friend right now, you might not be after you read this. I know God said it's not right for homosexuals to be together but didn't he also say to love one...
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    {IR17;m glad you appreciated it. Allow me to know if there is any other matter of bits of knowledge you want to to discover on this site.You will need to be referring to your the...
    Anthony8147jwj6 Anthony8147jwj6 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {Parkway Eye Centre, offers a wide array of specialized eye treatment providers like Lasik surgical procedures, cataract, implant, corneal solutions to the two our nearby and...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    {We function four professional medical clinics focusing on aesthetic health-related and dermatological solutions. Our clinics combine prescription medicines with Niks merchandise...
    Logan3691wjw1 Logan3691wjw1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    "Some people are like slinkies. Not very usefull, but makes you smile when you push them down the stairs."Author unknownI never pushed anyone down the stairs and never will... but...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    "If they are not in your life to improve it, then they do not belong in it."
    PoliteDeviance PoliteDeviance 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    This begins 5 years ago. I met a girl 5 years ago and we became close. I was young &full of life. Overtime, we decided that we would marry and perhaps have a family one day. I...
    waqman1 waqman1 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    No one understands me only my cats not my dog not my rabbits bit my friends nor my family only my cats you may think it's crazy but I have had my cats for years they know how I act...
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I hate my family. I really do and I'm not proud of it. All we do is fight. Whenever I enter the house there's always a new problem. My mother and father both said I'll get nowhere...
    ScareCrow24 ScareCrow24 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    My son told me I can no longer see my grands and is no longer in our life. A year goes by no contact we are excluded from birthdays and holidays. Our daughter was just arrested and...
    absoph absoph 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 22