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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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    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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    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 know that this sounds stupid, but my mother doesn't feed me. She used to, make food like rice, chicken, potatoes, and she put it in containers that we could all eat from. I was...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My parents have been separated since I was 5. My brother and I both just finished high school and he is leaving the house soon. My family has never been a close family and there...
    maee96 maee96 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My family and i do not talk and i get in trouble a lot, for things i don't do..... i had a cousin who i was close 2 he was the 1 family i had needed wanted i knew i couldn't loose...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F Jul 21

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    “…the whole strawberry/vanilla/chocolate…” My fathers, father was a Colonel in the army. Dad and Grandpa were both in the army and dad was an army brat that went to...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I don't even know where to start mainly because all my life I've been an outcast. When I was young my real father left me and so my mom worked a lot to keep food on the table and...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm adopted. But my Mother and my Sister always tend to gang up on me. Even when I'm sick, or I've been busy or something they complain or they blame for me for something I wasn't...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I think that people that would such big, scary things...are just.....the kindof people id like to have in my life......they can make me smile :)
    Darceyblair Darceyblair 13-15, F 1 Response 53 mins ago

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    Why are a lot of white gay men so hot?!?! And they seem a lot more affectionate towards each other.Too bad they don't like vagina. But because their still men, I can't help but...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 44 mins ago

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    I am presently estranged from my family, except for contact with an elderly mother. My sister and brother-in-law have children and tend to host most of the family gatherings...
    Micikem Micikem 56-60, M a week ago

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    I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college majoring in nursing. I met the love of my life my first year at college and our relationship has blossomed into something beautiful...
    tphelps tphelps 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I had a tough childhood. Abuse from my mothers boyfriend, abuse from my father and his 2nd and 3rd wives, verbal abuse and fluctuating over protective and smothering from my mother...
    hurtinginma hurtinginma 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am really confused with my parents, and sad at the same time. i have 2 siblings, my older sister that just turned 20 and one little brother that is 12 years old. Okay, so my mom...
    davamps davamps 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I really hate my family but spend each day trying to make things better. So long story short but when I was two my mom passed away and my dad played the mom/dad role for many years...
    leek12345 leek12345 22-25, F Jul 9

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...
    Kaleesto Kaleesto 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm really the black sheep of the family here. I have one sibling, an older brother. It isn't just my immediate family I don't fit in with, its seriously all of it. On my moms side...
    happyinmyskin happyinmyskin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    This is my poem and speech I wrote for my parents 25th anniversary! "Who says love has no address? It stays at my mom and dad's place. Who says love doesn't have a look...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I lost everything because of them. Best friends, good times and great feelings. they boss me around all day and show no respect and they want respect from me?. I would run away but...
    ayers28 ayers28 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Ok unlike what the title says, I don't true lay hate my boyfriends family. I just see that they are the most dysfunctional family I have ever met. They are extremely different from...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F Jul 15

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    I feel like I'm in the middle all the time. Its a terrible feeling. I've been in a relationship for years now and I still love him like the day I met him. Don't ask me why...
    LStacey LStacey 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    my family is stuck in it's old ways. I can say I only really like to talk to one person in my family cause ever one else is such a hypocrite. everyone in my family was brought up...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I absolutely hate my family and it is not because I am a spoiled brat or am ungrateful, it is because they have mistreated me so bad throughout my life that I can no longer put up...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm not a cynic by any means. I'm just saying what I'm saying based off of my personal experiences and the experiences of others around me.I don't have an all-encompassing...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I'd sit down, this is gonna be 10 years of quieted emotions.. Emotions, doesn't that word just terrify you a little? I know it terrifies me. I wanna post this not for sympathy, but...
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Um i guess i just thought that this would be a good way to express how i feel and maybe if i posted on the internet i could convince myself that people might listen. Before i...
    JustMui JustMui 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I love to write what I feel in my heart. I wrote many good stuffs about giving people advice. But now, I don't have any confidence in writing, because of the environment I live in...
    alienchenlein alienchenlein 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Where to start ... My parents are getting a divorce lately .. I'm living with my mom in a apartment ... The fact is in the past me & my family we didn't talk to each other At All...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I want to get my own apArtment due to the fact that I won't be going to japan . I feel as tho since I'm a married woman I should have my own place . Simply because I'm tired of...
    keyonna95 keyonna95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am now "that one." The one in the family that no one talks to. Part of me feels a certain freedom because I know that I have broken away from a pack of selfish liars. But I...
    goldilks goldilks 46-50, F Jul 17

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My parents are getting divorced. It may sound strange but from the very beginning I supported the idea coz they're just too different and they haven't been happy for quite some...
    Pulaila Pulaila 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Why bring me if I'm not wanted? Why speak about me when you've never spoken to me? What's the problem? Is it me? Is it your double standard reticule? Or is it the fact that you...
    kikisalamo22 kikisalamo22 13-15, F a week ago

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    I never been so strong when it come to relationship. I was naive in every part of it. Always follow the rule of wife as far as I know, never break it and do what need to be done as...
    Edrss Edrss 41-45 6 days ago

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out! You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I've been in a relationship for 3 years now and it's been very hard. We started off as a long distance relationship and he eventually moved out to be with me at an early stage of...
    rar18 rar18 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you believe in alternate universes and alternate worlds then there is one of me in every single one of those alternate universes alternate worlds And with one of me in every...
    computerfreak computerfreak 46-50, M Jul 2

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    I feel like I can't do anything and say anything without getting in trouble. I don't really know how to act around people even my family. My mum and dad say they are trying to make...
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M Jul 2

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    My parents tend to act very immature within the house or just in the family. My dad acts like a child and tries to bully me and picks fights. He loves to pick fights with me. He...
    wajaylababo wajaylababo 16-17, F Jul 3

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    There are many of us who can't share their innermost thoughts with their family as they fear what they might say Hopefully my family is not like that in most matters.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    You can repeatedly say the same sentence countless times "you are not alone" and to be quite specific the ones that fit this criteria are the ones that don't and will never...
    Angelanorexic Angelanorexic 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I sometimes find I hate my overprotective family. As a child I grew up with an aunt in her teens (my mothers sister). My aunt is only 9 years older than me. As she became a...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Returning to form part 2.... I certainly received a few emails and I appreciated the comments from my last Abby Vent. The theme was are comments more or less sexualized because of...
    AbbyVents AbbyVents 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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