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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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    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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    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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    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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    I would tell why but it's a lot, but since I was 10 I haven't had a family to go to not talk to. Right now I live with well let's just say one of satans wives. I am trying to find...
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 1 Response Feb 20

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    to me ive come to realize. friends can be more like family than actually family its ****** up but true i can count on then more than family anyone. else
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was raised by nudists and loved it. we are raising our girls and they seem to love it too. they are comfortable with it and we plan to take them to nudist resorts as part of...
    canuplzme canuplzme 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm upset and fuming at the same time, how dare my brother get bullied for his scars. His age mates are supposed to be mature ffs. He had nothing to do with it!! D: I can't even...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 16-17, F 2 Responses 26 mins ago

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    Hello. I am a 23 year old male, and this is my story that I want people to know. It all began back in my old home. My parents were great and wonderful parents to the eyes of the...
    familymaynotbeforever91 familymaynotbeforever91 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a beautiful blended family. I am a stepmother to my husbands biological seven year twin boys and we have two kids, a boy and girl, two and eight months. When I first met my...
    Glowygirl Glowygirl 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    it hurts that there are millions of emotions bottled up in your chest that you can't even express. all these emotions are eating you and digging into your skin and killing every...
    xmessofadreamerx xmessofadreamerx 18-21, F Feb 15

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    yeah its so belittling atleast as a friend or a acquaintaince certain cutesies are due to be given one being to reply ..even if busy one can say so am sure people understand it!
    romell romell 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I have always looked up to you when i was little and i thought you were a great dad, but not anymore i don't. Why? Because I hate you. You may have made sure that your family was...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Feb 14

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    it´s the story of my emotionally Disfunctional family Rich family, 500m2 house in wealthy suburbs area in Europe. father that does a stunnig Imperssion on Everyone. charming...
    majkel87 majkel87 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Im not really sure how to start. Theres really so much going on and anyone could give me some kind of insight this would help a whole lot, even if its a few words. Im sorry for...
    ConfusedNote ConfusedNote 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I just hate contrasting thoughts in my head right now, these thoughts are coming from two people whom I cherish the most. My mother would say that my sister is so selfish, that she...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F Feb 16

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    I'm happy with where I am.. But for now, the song "Dogs Days are Over" will just depress me. I am waiting for the day when I hear that song and can genuinely relate to it.
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't wanna fight no more Only wanna get to shore Baby don't slam the door tonight We ran another off the tracks That's time we can't get back We can save tomorrow if we try...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I'm a twin. And my twin brother gets all the justice. When it comes to him they say they have to be fair but when it comes to me they say it wouldn't be fair to him. They don't...
    Lifesucksx10 Lifesucksx10 13-15, F Feb 17

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    Here is the thing....i realy dont know whats going on with my family but anytime i have an encounter with them its never for the better, it has come to a point that the mere...
    Emmanuelo Emmanuelo 26-30, M a week ago

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    I have friends from all walks of life. I have friends and family members, along with friends who I actually consider to be family. I accept people for who they are. No one...
    KinkyFreaky KinkyFreaky 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I have a large family. My mom only 35 has had 11 children. I'm the second oldest and only 15. The rest are Brothers: 16, 13 , 13, 12, 10, 7, 3 Sisters: 15 (me) , 11, 9, 8 When...
    Jillian252 Jillian252 13-15, F Feb 16

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    It isn't really a think thing, I know. My family has hated me ever since I was about eleven years old. Eleven is around the time I began to face some serious depression. It was...
    girlofthedead girlofthedead 16-17, F Feb 22

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    My family are complete jerks, growing up I always listened to my mom because we never saw her. (parents are divorced) She always said how horrible my dad was, he isnt perfect but...
    nr303 nr303 18-21, F Feb 6

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    Well it all started last September. I am a 36 year old single mother of an autistic son. Who is now 16. He always had a hard time struggling with homework and getting it done and...
    lostnconfused01 lostnconfused01 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm an awkward teenager from a very emotionally retentive family. It has bothered me my entire life that when I look at other families (my neighbors, my friends' families, TV...
    mystory1s2commonforaT1tle mystory1s2commonforaT1tle 16-17, M Feb 7

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    The thing about growing up in a family harboring systemic abuse is there is a culture of silence. This isn't an order to be silent, it is a subtle hint in the air that lets you...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    This society will be totally disintegrated within 40 years. A Romanesque mess of social decay where there will be a small aristocratic class of people who were well raised and...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    I Hate my family..... I know that sounds like a bad thing to say but I don't like them. My dad is always talking **** about me behind my back and then acting like he's the "cool...
    wifiking wifiking 16-17 1 Response Feb 4

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    Hello~I am 29 yrs of age & I currently reside in Ohio. I have a 10 yr old son name Chapman who doesn't live with me at this time,but he is my world. My heart is aching right now...
    TelisaAnn TelisaAnn 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    My mum is a narcissist. She's so horrible to me, she tries to make me feel crazy all the time and that everything is my fault. She can NEVER say 'I'm sorry, I was wrong' never...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Feb 6

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    No doubt many of us around the world share the common agreement family is important to us. However for some of us like myself when I say family I'm not always speaking about those...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Yesterday , something happened that brought fear to my heart and tears to my eyes, I felt so sad and didn't understand why. While I was on the bus with my sister, it was a double...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I am a nanny and currently the kids are less than 2 ft away from the 55" tv with the volume all the way up. the boy is very rude and doesn't seem to care what people have to say...
    kmp143094 kmp143094 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Many parts of your life are affected by nutrition. To have good nutrition you must keep a balanced diet, you must eat a balanced diet; although, this is often quite difficult. The...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My mother treats me like an idiot and yet she wants me to do everything for her needs (I need her opinion on stuff to make things satisfying, or else she's just going to say "I...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 1 day ago

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    NASA astronaut story! I read an article about a guy who had to lie in bed for 70 days which was for Science research! It really made me think! He talked about how relaxing it...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Feb 8

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    My parents got a divorce before I turned one. My mom wanted to stay sober and my dad relapsed. I lived with my grandmother and father consistently until I was five years old. My...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 21 Responses Feb 20

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