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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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    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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    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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    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 started dating my boyfriend last year in July 2014. I came round to his for the first time as you do, met his mum and dad they were pretty chill, after a few months of dating him...
    pyschoticmindssince1993 pyschoticmindssince1993 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    This vent was inspired by a number of things however recently a dear friend with a blog made a post that hit on the topic somewhat and it was the extra little push I needed to vent...
    AbbyVents AbbyVents 22-25, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just because we are "family" doesn't mean they care... I've found more love out of my in-a-way vicious cat than relatives... Most of the advice I get though has been from teachers...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The majority of feminists nowadays are completely messed up. First of all, for the important stuff that actually gets documented, they like to use out-of-date resources. Like...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    But only so I can see all the fake BS they display like we are one big happy family , and I'll be watching and thinking to myself how it's all a lie and I don't really wanna know...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 9 mins ago

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    Who Am I? Hi, I’m Thomas McDonald… well, I used to be. A few weeks ago my mom called me into her bedroom, she had something to tell me. When I walked in, I saw two things; a...
    L1TLL3MY5T3RY L1TLL3MY5T3RY 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Lately some of you guys in my circle have been treating me very poorly and rude and I honestly don't think that's right to be treating me or anyone for that matter that way...
    ReachingNirvana ReachingNirvana 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes in life we are faces with very difficult and hard decisions. Some for the bad; some for the better. But you never know what they might be until you make them. Inside...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F May 10

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    I have known my friend for almost 2 years now and even though we've only been hanging out for about 1 year, I can strongly say that I have never, in my entire 24 years of living...
    MePlusHim MePlusHim 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    OK, this is really long but it's my story. Hopefully this resonates with someone. It started a few weeks before I got married, and just escalated. The name-calling, intimidation...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    My name is Sophia, I'm 13 years old and I'm the girl in the flower romper in the picture. For as long as I can remember my parents have fought, it was never true love. They never...
    sophiaidriss sophiaidriss 13-15, F 6 Responses May 7

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    these words some up my life. good bye papa please pray for me i was the black Sheep of the family you tried to teach me right from wrong to much wine and to much song wander how I...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M May 13

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    Mike Huckabee needs to stop protecting crime with Jesus name. A crime is a crime and it doesn't matter if you're Christian or a minor. I am a Christian. Many have a problem with...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    God forgiving us of our sins shouldn't be an open door to do wrong and commit crimes then just say "God forgives so why can't you?"
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 29 mins ago

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    Why do so many Christians commit crimes then say God forgives me so you should too? If you willfully commit a crime, pay the price.
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 1 Response 14 mins ago

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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Dumb Stuff Republicans Say: "Congressman Blames Baltimore Riots On Gay Marriage" TEXAS GOP LAWMAKER: "WHAT IS GOING ON IN BALTIMORE IS BECAUSE OF TOO MANY GAY MARRIAGES" U.S...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses May 3

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    Are you traveling to FFXIV Gil ask those countries, whom you acceptance just insulted, to accompany you in a apology of Cheap FFXIV Gil the abounding bread-and-butter sanctions and...
    fifafifa fifafifa 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Heyyy, just venting lbvs! I don't have any friends, nor family! is it by choice mmm yea in a way but not really! I tend to block people out and keep a tough guard! Why, because I...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    so...my dad is a working man. thats what he does and thats how he was raised. at the age of 5 he was working and helping the family. come highschool he was a well known basketball...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I feel like I can't have opinions in my family because apparently I'm too young and inexperienced to have an opinion. It's like everything I say doesn't matter because I'm just a...
    roselalonde413 roselalonde413 16-17, F May 5

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    My near middle aged cousins are the ones I cannot trust. If I say or do something out of the ordinary, they rest that case on me or make me feel guilty till I cry, when they know...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 14

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    What Is A Mom A Mom rises early in the morning And stays up till her day is done She prepares for the day as best she can For she knows not what may come A Mom may work or...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response May 10

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    I am closer to my bf mother and stepfather then my own mother and father. My father has bio-polar and borderline. He loves to tell how better my sister is and had paranoia that has...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I want to share a letter that I wrote when I was crying after having a fight with my dad trying to make everyone happy. I feel like sharing it, maybe someone knows how to get rid...
    tigerlily1413 tigerlily1413 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 15 and I just recently figured out I'm depressed. I really shouldn't be surprised since it runs in my family so thickly. But I believe that it is not only heredity that is...
    Dickbutt123 Dickbutt123 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Not sure why people make a fuss over family members being nude in front of each other. I grew up in a family that walked around the house in various states of undress. My brother...
    Bobin2445 Bobin2445 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know if I hate my father. I know that I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to him. I'm not that kind of person. Everyday my dad comes home angry. He insults everyone. He...
    Swkyh Swkyh 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    eally don't know how to express this but I've actually feel comfortable enough to even post this! My life right now is not as pleasant as it should or could be! I'm a 28 yr old...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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    That is the feel or vibe often.. My father has worked some jobs, but has had the same farm since he was 25, now 65. My mother only had 1-2, none of which really were real jobs or...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I would say that my biological father's family is cursed and it sucks that I have more genes from his side then that of my mom's side. Everyone on my dad's side is messed up in...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Advice please! My mother has a new boyfriend and she's expecting me to let me kids get to know him and for me to get to know his family. Her last husband (my step dad) was an...
    NurseDaisy NurseDaisy 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Many think, "In order to be happy, I must fix my life and THEN go to God." It's just the opposite. You don't have the ability to fix your life. That's why it's in the shape it's...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yesterday i hhad a concert for an honers band i was in. my family said they would come. My sister is in band too shes 18 and she usualy comes to my band things unlinke my...
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I want to say this to you. Maybe by some miracle I will get the chance. I truly think I will.. Don't let fear control you anymore. Stop letting the negative people poison your mind...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses May 1