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I Say We Are Family

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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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    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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    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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    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 feel like manners have gone completely out the window. Parents seem to not teach their kids the importance of such things anymore. I get weird looks when I hold the door for...
    mel7leo mel7leo 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Almost 20 yrs now.Nov 4th, 1995, I had been living with my mom for abt a yr. Was 22 at the time& enduring my 2nd major episode of severe depression. Result of coming off of drugs...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    you will never catch me in a lie,i don't tell them.....nor do i owe you anything SO WHAT A SAY GO's!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am the black sheep of my family that attracts negative attention from my family members, especially my single "mother." When I learn the truth that she isn't my real mother...
    BekLove123 BekLove123 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm very controversial that I am many on here at EP read some of my statements and assume I wish for the destruction of the USA and that I dislike Christianity Judaism that I love...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It started when I was young. My family didn't seem to mind. Thought it was a faze, until I got older and still didn't wear clothes. Now around my family and friends, it feels quite...
    ownedpaula ownedpaula 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I often read about people who are in dysfunctional families, who have or are suffering from emotional, physical, mental abuse. I can tell you that you cannot continue to function...
    stormy1012003 stormy1012003 51-55, M 16 hrs ago

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    My family is racist. Idk why I'm not racist (which is a good thing) even though I'm surrounded with racist ******** when I grew up. Okay so I get it that my country is not diverse...
    ifyoudontmindhearmeout ifyoudontmindhearmeout 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate the term black sheep simply because I love sheep their my favorite animal and I wear primarily black or dark colors. I am the outcast of my family but not because I am a...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Powerful lady of the crossroads, lady of the roads, owner of the streets and the red roses. Beautiful lady, that your beauty be the beauty of our roads, that your strength be the...
    JMLIRR JMLIRR 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    It's a fact actually. I've believed this for a long time as I've become close with my little circle but it's become more clear over the past couple days. We've become like a family...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's crazy to think that my boyfriend and I have managed to last for two years officially despite the way we got together (see other experiences). Despite the dark origins of our...
    toothpastekisses toothpastekisses 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I have one of the best friends I could ever ask for. Trouble is, we communicate mainly over text message. I think it can be to easy to get the wrong idea or impression and miss...
    rehabparty23 rehabparty23 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok so when ever my dad and bis sis get into a fight she always starts to cry and tells me, you don't remember what are dad was like before he started to do this. My dad beats me...
    misprisy101 misprisy101 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm pretty laid back but so are a lot of other people in my family. It's the beach life. We all kind of have to be. One example is my nudist cousin, Layla. She's in her mid 20's...
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I´ve been born into a very small family (mother and brother - that´s all!). I´ve never had a grandmother or a grandfather (they´ve died long time ago before I was born). I also...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Mostly my mother and her family.They're worse than the gossiping teens and coworkers I've dealt with combined. Also if you watch those shows with pompous rich characters, a lot of...
    lilshadowheart lilshadowheart 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not really estranged from any family members. I mean I do have family members that I don't see very often due to distance, but the few times we get to see each other, we...
    ashleys11991 ashleys11991 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ayan’s 26th Birthday In God grace, today mark another year of journey for my beloved brother. We've been together for quite long. He is my brother, my best friend, my...
    ragica ragica 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    where the **** am I? bhenchod!!!!! I realized I'm like Benjamin button! my life seems to have actually gone in reverse instead of moving ahead! normally you'd see a child leaving...
    Unmasked Unmasked 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Name is ****** ******. I'm 14 and My mother has Personality Disorder (PD) and my father has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Both my parents are also alcoholics along with...
    sophieharperlee sophieharperlee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've had a sort of interracial relationship though not in the way most people think of one. It was more like a lesson I learned. A few years ago this month, my then-fiance gave...
    MA902 MA902 26-30, M a week ago

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    Sandra. Before I get to this I'm going to tell you a story of something that happened to me 3-4 years ago. I threw my boyfriends cigarettes out the window because we were arguing...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    After my father left when I was two, I was raised by the women on my mother's side of the family, namely my mother, grandmother, and aunt. I could say all kinds of things about my...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    People come and go but family is forever and maybe you come from a broken home but friends are the family we choose and when times get tuff they'll always be around even if you...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm the black sheep. I have two brothers and a sister, or should I say my mum and dad had 4 children 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, I have no one. Not one of them...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What I have noticed is when a friend is going through something tragic like losing a family member or a lot on their plate, people will say "if you need anything let me know" I...
    Fuzzybear79 Fuzzybear79 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Ok So I just got into an agreement with my mom. We are very close and although sometimes we don't see eye to eye we find a way the agree to disagree or see each other's points when...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Nearly a decade ago I moved away from my toxic family in an effort to avoid having an actual mental breakdown. I was numb. My parents are bare minimum suffering from Borderline...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Family are the people who are unconditionally there for me. People that have showed me kindness when I was not at my best. People who positively encourage me and inspire me to be...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Hello, I am 25 years old now with 2 young children of my own, and a year and a half ago my uncle murdered my father in front of my little brother. I am not sure how to give all the...
    AluraDawn AluraDawn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Ok so I guess I've always had a dysfunctional family. Always lots of shouting, screaming, throwing played etc. I used to cry in my bedroom everyday and night because my parents had...
    Idgaf15 Idgaf15 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    This doesn't make you special, at all. I come from a broken family, you come from a broken family, he comes from a broken family, she comes from a broken family, and even freaking...
    TheSturgeonGeneral TheSturgeonGeneral 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    When people ask me something and I give them an answer, it ****** me off when they say "Are you Sure?" Even though they know I actually mean what I say. rrr people these days.
    MissChatBot MissChatBot 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I love them as people but not when it comes to their raising I could go on and on about this and I might... So first I'm naming the stuff that least bothers me. -They want me...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 9 Responses Jul 16

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    I lied when I said I really didn't hated them. I do. I was feeling alone and sad, they accuse me of feeling that way. They say just to think of something else. They ask why I am...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I can't say I like Disney because they would say grow out of it, stop being childish. I can't speak my interest in crime stories because of my slight interest in law cause they...
    CrescientStar CrescientStar 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14