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I Say We Are Family

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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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    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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    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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    This story is not true but cute. Ryan abd greenlee tell Erica jack Zach and kendal theyre pregnant! After dinner with Jonathan ryan and greenlee arrive at Zach and kendals . U...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Oct 13

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    But sometimes family are not the blood relations you are born with. My blood family is basically my mum and my brother. I never grew up with cousins and uncles and aunts. In my...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    It is sad to say that for many people looks are everything. What they fail to see is that as you age where does that external beauty go it fades away with age in most cases. People...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    "Why did you have to do what u did 8 years ago? After finding out the the truth not long ago, I've lost the love and respect Ive had for u as a father... U call me even now, saying...
    Pyropanda Pyropanda 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Some people said "I wish I had your life" But really? Do you really want to have my life? Having/living my life you have to back yourself up because everyones going to point out...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    I wish I lived in a nudist family. It would be so much easier. I always get yelled at for walking around naked. What do you guys think??
    Carsonisthedawg1025 Carsonisthedawg1025 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Looking for a serious girl who is ready to get to know me, se if we hit it off and if we do get started. Tired of immature girls who are not interested
    Brendan426 Brendan426 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    My sister has something against me. Either she is jealous or she is another mean person. She lead others to believe that im a freak. I believe that she lead my relatives and her...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I wish life was different. I'm having huge fights right now with my family, because they just don't understand me at all. My parents are disappointed because I don't earn more...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I just can't do this anymore, their killing me slowly,day by day I'm getting weaker and they don't care how much pain I'm in. And this post isn't just for my so called family it's...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    This is what led me to ep. I need someone to talk to and understand how I feel. To say I have no family wouldn't be true. I have a husband and five children, whom I love dearly. I...
    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    "If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith Whether you're with me or not dad, I will succeed. It's your choice - are you man...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    first off, I do love them but I cannot stand them I feel like I have been deceived by them but its also my fault for allowing myself to be so gullible. I moved away to Arizona from...
    onebeliever onebeliever 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    Yes I loved a girl. I don't know whether I know to love or not. I did not know anything of the girl's family, I did not know her religion, I did not know how much money she had...
    dreamingdarkness dreamingdarkness 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    It's not that I don't like my family, but more of....I don't like who I am and who I've become since living with my family. Ever since I was 13, I was mostly living alone by myself...
    tanasiluv tanasiluv 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Money isn't everything. Money doesn't impair your abilities to expand your knowledge beyond your government provided education. Saying you know you can't get a scholarship is false...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a lesbian. I am depressed. My mother says that people with depression are stuck on worldly things and possessions. Just by not comparing themselves to others and being more...
    august97 august97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    So today is my dad's birthday, I work full time I live at home but lately I feel like our relationship is going to ****, I come home from work and he never says anything to me...
    homeboy92 homeboy92 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    My family members of whom I am living with is driving me crazy. I understand I am not the only one, but this is unbearable. I am 21 years old and mildly autistic. I also suffer...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M Oct 1

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    I have tired and tired with my husband's family. I can no longer stand them! I don't want them to be a part of my life. I have been married to my husband for almost five years and...
    tonysflame tonysflame 31-35 1 Response Oct 9

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    Yes... They have mistakes, but there's nothing wrong with that, it's what makes them interesting. My parents are quite overprotective, but what more proof do I need that they love...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Some people say you can choose your friends but you can't choose your family.I have to disagree sharing blood or the last name with someone will not have me treat them as family...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey paps, I'd like to say this to you. You have been dead for 6 months now, and I really miss you, in 1 and a half months I'll visit you to your grave and say happy 51st birthday...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    My mother and I got into a small spat because I consider some people my family. She's so hot headed about blood and marriage it drives me up the wall. Her 'half sister', my aunt...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    I've just started a new blog at www.colliesjournal.com, talking about my step family experience. Here is one of my stories... According to childwelfare.gov/adoption/stepparent...
    colliesjournal colliesjournal 41-45, F Oct 10

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    I met my husband 10 years ago, he is divorced and so am I. He has 2 children from a previous marriage and I had none. We then had our daughter now 8. My step daughter is 21 and...
    fleezz fleezz 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    (using google translate) to my ep family and friends, i am sorry, more to my ep family, it is not easy to say but i think it better if i leave ep, kik, and skype.. i feel like i am...
    killercukee killercukee 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    So i walk through the front door into the living room after being out with friends for a couple hours and I see my 12 year old brother with a temper and in tears and my mom really...
    xsimplysara xsimplysara 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I went to my dad's family this summer, they are from a different country and I barely speak their language. I was mostly spending time with my cousins and sister. One day I was mad...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I have three older brothers who are a lot older than me.Very dysfunctional.Lots of fighting.I have one brother and his wife who take care of my elderly mother.For years I begged my...
    terryb954 terryb954 46-50, T 2 days ago

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    I was out with some of my girl friends this evening, and had the thought mulling around in my brain on the drive back to my place, that we all have dichotomies in us that we all...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It probably isn't a good idea to post everyone's names on the internet, so, for future reference, all the names here are fake. Anyway, my family consists of me, my parents, and...
    directioner600 directioner600 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I was disowned by my family... didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat...
    Jamz56 Jamz56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Assess if the outcome obtained after a consideration of the above mentioned results in a settlement which is fair and equitable in most of the instances in the subject.Right here...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    This story isn't true but cute Greenlee tells Ryan she's pregnant! Then they tell Ryans brother. Greens calls Ryan! Up here says greenlee . Theyve been married for 2 years. What...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Oct 13

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    I'm a sophomore in high school and yesterday, my school had it's homecoming football game. My eighth grade brother, who will once again be called James, was in the stands with the...
    directioner600 directioner600 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello ep, I'm Emma and I'm 40. I live in Yorkshire with my husband John and our nine, beautiful, annoying, loud, mischievous, hilarious children. Seth is 11;Daniel is 10...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I grew up in a big city, I lived with my family in the suburban side of the city just like the rest of the people I knew. I went to an affordable public school, where there were...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Hello, I am so sorry to be asking you of your hard earned money.i have never asked anyone for money.always was a giver.my family taught me to be a Gentlemen to every person i meet...
    DeeJay2050 DeeJay2050 26-30, M Oct 6

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    I was very lonely growing up. My mother couldn't relate to me, and related to my younger sister more. I was very lonely and sad throughout my childhood, and all I wanted was...
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    There is a natural order to things. Whenever you conflict with that natural order, you will have problems. The natural order of the sexes is for the man to be dominant and the...
    DomMichael DomMichael 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have not had contact with my family since I was 13 and to be honest I have never missed them. People say that blood is thicker than water...but it didn't matter to them and it...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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