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I Say We Are Family

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    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 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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    I wouldn't say I hate his family - but I hate his father. He is a horrible, angry, selfish, miserable man who is out of his mind. I can't even begin to explain everything I have...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My BF and I have been together for over 2 years. Until I threw a fit (in private) until recently, they would plan vacations, weekend trips and holiday trips and he would be...
    kaitie94 kaitie94 18-21, F Dec 12

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    My mother had schozophrenia and lost custody of me when I was six, and I never saw her again. She died of cancer when she was in her 50s; I was in my 30s. I never knew who my...
    soledad75 soledad75 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    My kids say this all the time , I will tell them to do something and they will say are you serious . I have begun to hate this saying
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello everyone. :) Hope you are having a nice day and I wish you great Winter Holidays.. I guess I should start with telling that I am a very sensitive person, lets say over...
    AnnaLeah94 AnnaLeah94 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    "Britain is a Christian country!! We are a Christian nation! Don't say happy holidays ! That's yank ****! Say happy christmas!! ITS CHRISTMAS!!! You must say Happy Christmas...
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    At the end of 2011, my mother, stepdad and 4 younger sisters moved to Atlanta. I was a senior in highschool so my mother let me stay in Warner Robins and graduate with my friends...
    braxtonleigh braxtonleigh 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    They always say "why can't you be like your cousin?" "Behave more like your brother" "if you're good like your brother/cousin you can go to a good high school" I don't want to be...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    Been depressed and been trying to hide it, it's getting harder to do. It's been going on for a while but there's so much going on around me so I just stay quiet about it and keep a...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    I believe that most of us have a purpose in life but are without a clue about what it is?! After a lot of soul searching...I have found a personal truths which are; Getting out...
    Shewolfie69 Shewolfie69 36-40 11 hrs ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Aliens are real to anyone who has experienced them. There was many both among us and in the past who not only say they have had certain experiences but their behavior shows...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 10 hrs ago

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    I Wounder why I was born into my family, can they never get together without me having to break up fights at 4am every day? can we never just have a nice family holiday together...
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    They are truly beautiful. Dare I say as amazing as the Greek and Roman goddesses. Like my post? Feel free to message me! :)
    marcooooo marcooooo 22-25, M 44 mins ago

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    WARNING: this is VERY long. During school and hanging out with friends, I can be the most talkative and cheerful person to be around. And that's what hides the truth back at home...
    vintagechick14 vintagechick14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "You will lose friends but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is my first post. I don't know what to say. First off, sure, I like my family sometimes but... I just don't feel anything stronger than liking them. Yeah, maybe i'm a horrible...
    ID0ntKn0wAnym0re ID0ntKn0wAnym0re 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Well its thanksgiving, Some of my dads side of the family are here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my least favorite holidays, because they are suppose to be about family, which...
    wesv wesv 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    My family is not dysfunctional as it is weird. I guess i consider my family dysfunctional in the sense that by what society dictates a family should behave and be, well, my family...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    "Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future." -Dale Turner
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I live with some of my favorite people. My husband, Mitch, my brother, Jackson, My best friend, Maddie, and my niece, Sarah. We have a lot of home videos, and I was going through...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    There are many things over a span of years that I have allowed to be said about me, and to me by members of this site. I have told you repeatedly that I do not speak out to...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 1 Response Nov 26

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    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Well right now I am staying with my mom, and I have two friends, which includes others within their family. One friend lives just down the street from me. Her life is in turmoil...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    When the teens here say they hate their family, I get annoyed. These people are your lifetime friends, comrades that will aid you with undying loyalty. I realise blood doesn't make...
    MelancholyWorld MelancholyWorld 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm fine is my only response to people around me to make a better environment.. Whenever i say no people seem not to understand me..
    Danzcho Danzcho 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Okay it's not that people can vent to me it's just I can hardly handle my own life... So I can't tell someone out there was it will be fine and to keep on living when I can't think...
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm a senior in high school and last year I failed a few classes so this year I am doing credit recovery to get my credits from last year the work is easy but the problem is thief...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I am tired of the endless favoritism my parents have always shown my sister. I am tired of the endless criticism. I am tired of the endless bullying from my mother and tired of...
    Bonaria Bonaria 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I used to believe in a fairytale story. But my mother is the one who make me see that there's no fairytale . She have another man. She is meeting him , texting him and didn't care...
    DanicaZyxene DanicaZyxene 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am half black and half mexican. I used to LOVE to hang out with my mother's family. All the kids and family, but I often ended up the only non-white or full mexican there...
    WizHallow WizHallow 16-17, F Dec 4

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    1. Communication She calls you often, wants to know what you’re doing, and shares her day’s activities. When you ask about her plans for the evening, or the weekend, or...
    FrostyBlu FrostyBlu 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Okay,I am getting closer to finally find out what's really going on and whats really wrong with me. I am in a weird mood now, it's like my whole family situation slowly stops to...
    9am3 9am3 18-21, F Dec 10

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    I really want to have a perfect family. Im sometimes not thinking. I get to fight my cousin because of jealousy.. which I really didn't like to do. She has a dad. My uncle and her...
    annapg annapg 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    my family is extriemly disfunctional god bless there cotton Sox <3 life wouldn't be the same without them freaks. x
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    My older brother and I look alike, but that's where the smiliarities end. We've never gotten along and it's to the point where I consider my cat more family than him. :/
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    We do not live in an age of acceptance. But in hatred of each other we are united. Whoever you are there is someone that does not like you. You can be Black, White, Gay, Straight...
    SalemKat SalemKat 13-15, F Nov 27

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    I am neither a leader, nor an eloquent speaker or a special person. Though not a native English speaker, I am just a person like you. A heartbroken person plagued by confusion...
    Daolaeden Daolaeden 36-40 5 days ago

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