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I Say We Are Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My son's are 2 years apart. When they were 2 and 4 the 4 year old had an imaginary friend. .His name was Randall a giant lizard. The two year starting talking to Randall one day...
    javee76 javee76 36-40, F 31 mins ago

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    I'll make this short as I can. My mother is a narcissist. Being around her is and has been slowly affecting my general well being. She's the most miserable person I know. Everyone...
    IvanaVine IvanaVine 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It is such an uncomfortable feeling seeing someone you once loved move on so fast? I guess in some ways this is good because I get an overwhelming feeling of strong dislike towards...
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    um I don't feel like talking today but it's always better to talk with yourself about yourself. everything was fine , I feel while we are growing older we step a further step to...
    thesweetpast thesweetpast 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't like the words," I love you", I say to myself,"I can't, I need some air. I need to be me." then you see that I am about to walk away. you speak for the heart saying please...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Attention everyone, I would like to proudly announce that I hold the title of fattest person in the family after the former title holder got a gastric band. But there's competition...
    FangBang FangBang 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Maybe because the way I was raised ... But I always say please and thank you. When you thank people now, they look at you like you have two heads sometimes! But I think it's rude...
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    i am a "chubby" "husky" (or any variety of fat euphemisms) girl. boys never paid any attention to me as a teen and I had many one date experiences where they didn't return my texts...
    gentle89 gentle89 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    I am born and raised in a family that under no circumstances can understand or accept anyone's need of the kind of life(style) i consider to be my only way to have a meaningful...
    TStrainee TStrainee 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    Had a friend tell me last night she was pregnant. As happy as I am for her I'm also jealous. Everyone around me has children, but me and my husband are doing the smart thing and...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    my parents are older than many of my peer's parents and my siblings are 12 and 21 years older than me respectively. i grew up basically as an only child and had little interaction...
    gentle89 gentle89 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry to say something as random as this but I just really want to say it to a rude brat that I have known for so long who rudely vanished without even saying a freaking thing...
    Starry5Jaden Starry5Jaden 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I live with my mother and 2 sisters. They are treated like Queens and I am treated like dirt. My mother buys them new clothes while she gets mine at the goodwill. My shirts are too...
    aboynamedbobby aboynamedbobby 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    I am the youngest in our small family of 4. The oldest memory that I have is my mom and my drunk dad fighting. My dad has been a drunkard all through his life. He never really...
    caughtinthemiddle1 caughtinthemiddle1 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    FINALLY! A group of people who don't run at the sight of a spider, or worse, kill it... I have spiders everywhere in my house, and as they are indoors, I get worried if they can...
    nyanmoog nyanmoog 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    I know this is my third post on the subject but I still can't get over the nerve (or pure selfishness) of some people! When you've talked online with the same person online for...
    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    To My Soulmate, I wonder where have you gone? Confusion about sexuality and desire has been eating you. Follow your heart, give yourself the 'alone time' you deserve. I may not...
    2ndbest 2ndbest 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    summer break is almost over...i go to an university in the U.S. and i'll be a junior from this september. i was really excited to go back to my university at the beginning of the...
    akemin akemin 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm new to this site. And just like to say I'm off for tea and movies with my cuz and my mum tonight. And I hope your all enjoying your Sunday :-)
    Skye64 Skye64 51-55, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My father and mother divorced, my mom moved away with her new husband and they have a new kid. I have no one in a new country, I have no family, no one. I have no friends and I...
    goodbyemylastsummer goodbyemylastsummer 18-21, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    My family is crazy. I'm completely and totally pissed at my family. My uncle and his partner, god knows who else. Is saying that all the sexual abuse, the rape, sexual assaults I...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    This group is so true as the below will show. I have had the perfect day it started it off not great but then I got a message from MOB saying she will help me do my errands and...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My grandma is also saying **** about my grandpa so he gets very angry and starts beating her. My grandma hates my grandpa's guts and says he will have a terrible life after he is...
    AnAnonymousAnon AnAnonymousAnon 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Not sure what to say... Feel like we took a step backwards not where I want to be... Not at all... When I say things... I truly mean them I need to see if I'm worth the effort...
    Nomoreshattereddreams Nomoreshattereddreams 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My cat will usually crawl on my stomach and constantly meow as if she was constantly saying "are you okay?" The funny thing about that is that my cat is not exactly friendly. My...
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Friend comes up to you saying 'are you okay?'thinking (I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH PROBLEMS :D) you reply 'I'm fine, OK!'(NO, I'M CLEARY DEPRESSED, LET ME VENT!)
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F a week ago

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    When a bond is strong enough...it transcends the title of friend to family. My pets are family, my past and current aquaintances are family, my non-blood cousins are family.
    Beerus Beerus 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am getting sick and tired of having to always be the strong one, to hide how i really feel. i always bottle everything up, anger, sadness, depression, any and all emotions...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    guys please tell me if I'm crazy okay? because I would like to know since I haven't met anyone who thinks like me but this is going to be a long story. So here's the thing. My...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Someone can ask me why I resent you so much but it's emotions that I've battled with for years. I know you didn't want me even when I was in my mothers womb... Then you brought us...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I had the most extraordinary relationship with my siblings. There are 6 of us. The oldest 4 are grouped together 15-20 years above my brother and I below them. I would have done...
    fnoell72 fnoell72 41-45, F a week ago

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    While technically I do, I no longer consider my family my family. I don't like it one bit but at the same time I feel it is the only way to protect myself. When I was a child my...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I disagree with the hack on Ashley Madison, and every website that is housing the data should be sued, and potentially held accountable for damages to the affected families...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    I am the oldest, and my family hates me. I have 2 younger brothers, and 1 younger siblings. My parents hate all of us, and all my siblings hate each other. Our family is basically...
    LolaTavir98 LolaTavir98 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    What do you do when someone in your family has basically given up, and their dependence upon everyone else has become a burden ? It's someone who has contributed minimally in the...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 15 Responses Aug 19

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