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I Say We Are Family

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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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    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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