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I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 273 People

    I Learned That With My Ex

    I married my Ex when living overseas. She came back to the US with me and my then family told me that they would love her as much as they did me. They rejected us within one day. My Ex, myself and our baby daughter. Their problem with her was the complexion and accent. We...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2011

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    Or They Pick Us

    for no reason then they care about us even as a silly 12 year old boy to take him in to yourr house beacuse you love him as your own child even knowing both he and your dauther are very much in love with each other then allow them to be married at 13 out of love as you mow both...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 18, 2011

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    Friends

    I think friends are the family we pick for ourselves.  Good statement, can't really say more then that.  As they say "treat your friends like family and your family like friends", so many other sayings that say what's in our hearts.  At one point in my...
    looneylulu looneylulu 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    Dark Secrets

                I feel more comfortable telling close friends my secrets or desires than telling my own family..... Friends are so enjoyable especially when you can click with them from the start..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 28 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Especially Since I Have No Real Family.

    I no longer have any relationship with my mother. My father has never really been a father, since it was always me taking care of him. My brother might as well just be a stranger on the street. My friends are what hold me together through everything. They always want the...
    immaheidi immaheidi 18-21, F Sep 13, 2009

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    Now That You Say It...

    It's true, I think u pick friends becouse they understand, care and listen to u.They are like brothers and sisters and I have my circle to prove it!
    AngelsReflection AngelsReflection 16-17, F Sep 13, 2009

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    Family Vs. Friends

    You can pick your friends, but not your family.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Ode To Friendship.

    This is dedicated to my dear friend Weakestchimp,who has recently left EP.She was one of the most genuine and kind people I have ever met on EP and in my life.She was full of compassion for others and deeply understood their pain,always there to give support,a truly lovely person...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    My Mother-In-Law Says I Look Like My Sister. Which Is Funny Because We Aren't Related.

    I have no blood family to speak of. My father was abusive in many ways I won't list here. My mother (who was a cultist) dropped off the map about ten years ago and I haven't talked to her nor heard from her since. I have six half-siblings on my father's side, none of whom I like...
    Zembelle Zembelle 18-21, F Aug 20, 2013

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    I Pick You!

    In certain situations we run to our families for protection, support and love of course. But there are other times that we need the other family we have. Those friends that have an uncanny way of making the clouds disappear. Somehow the misery goes by the wayside as we chat...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I think we are all here to inspire each other to our highest achievement, and to provide fertile ground for each of us to grow beyond our dreams. In this way we create a better...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    We are here for something. We haven't figured out yet why, what were currently doing to our world is my what were here for! We need to change for the better
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    my internet friends are always there for me unlike my real friends who are just there wen they need help
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    A Letter to my sister who I never met..! I can only wonder why I did not write this earlier, I should have written this a long time ago. Blame it on my stupid lazy brain. I met...
    Saaral Saaral 22-25, F Oct 28

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    It's honestly strange to me that this has ever been a question in anyone's mind. How does distance and the particular way we express ourselves diminish our friendships at all? If...
    rootlesswind rootlesswind 26-30 1 Response Nov 15

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    I met my best friend when I was a junior in high school so about 3.5 years ago. Her an I had been through so much and she was honestly someone I thought of as my family. Well...
    callmebreezy callmebreezy 18-21, F a week ago

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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    This woman calls herself pararagra and she joined prettyg1 's post yesterday, Prettyg1 was complaining that I blocked her and was lying claiming that I had attacked fellow...
    Missreedy Missreedy 31-35 5 Responses Nov 7

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    I have no friends in real I meet my friends online and to me I believe there real I love meeting my friends online they always help u and always cheer u up if ur having a bad day...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 10

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    I posted a suggestion in the questions page that it would be cool to write an experience about an EP friend or more. :) So let me take this time to tell you all how much you mean...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    There are way to many fake people in this world so good, trustworthy friends are hard to find
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    Since I met my Internet Friends in person for the first time about two weeks ago, how could I not believe Internet friends are real? Let's face it: I had no friends when I was...
    kiyokichan kiyokichan 13-15, F Nov 1

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    real friends are hard to find. Is their anyone that is really non-judgemental. I am not speaking of something that a person may not like, but a person who would accept the others...
    shadowmaker69 shadowmaker69 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    I absolutely believe that internet friends are real. If you make a connection with someone and enjoy sharing time with them; if they make you feel that you can just be yourself...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    Let me just explain this, because I have encountered many people whom have told me that my online friends are fake friends. They are not! Just because they're in a different state...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Nov 15

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    I believe that internet friends are real because only very little people are kind and respectful and those who are are also smart and only smart people can manage getting on social...
    wabbey wabbey 13-15 Nov 2

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    I have several Internet friends! I would rather talk to them about my problems than my actual friends.. Friends are sometimes hard to find, so talking with someone on the Internet...
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 8

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    I've definitely met some great people online and I completely feel that Internet friends are just as real as offline friends
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 11

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    True friends are hard to find. Long lasting friends are hard to find. I have a friend. We been friends for years. He so cool. I love him. Who ever try to talk **** about him. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    Yes internet friends are real. Back in year 2000 I used to chat on MIRC or IRC and I made some friends ( some I meet them in person or they called it "eyeball" and some we don't...
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 16

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    I do Believe internet friends are real, I mean it's weird but my internet friends actually make me feel happier than my real ones :/
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 19 Responses a week ago

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    True,true. True friends are as rare as ducks teeth!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 28

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    The only thing keeping me alive at the moment is my internet friend. She's way nicer and kinder and helpful and makes me feel 10000 times better than anyone near me. She is the...
    SilverWolf16 SilverWolf16 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    True friends are hard to find. A friend will tell you the truth even when you don't want to hear it, be there for you when you're backs against the wall, and listens to you without...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F Nov 17

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    Eyes are definitely the first thing I notice about a person. Which makes sense I think, since usually when you talk to a person you look at their eyes. I also think eyes are...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I think creative writing is good for the soul. It is a way to talk about one' s experiences and take what has been experienced and share it with others. It is there for all to...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Oct 30

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    I think women are beautiful because God has made them that way and who care what size shape or color that the women is because in my mind all woman are beautiful in their own way
    shycreativeguy shycreativeguy 18-21, M Nov 10

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    If you think lesbians are hot then you'll love dirty ways to kiss (; http://youtu.be/7tOsW6yQjB4
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F Nov 10

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    Who the hell do you think you are we are equal get that **** out of your head
    vanessa8786 vanessa8786 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    I think selfies are today's equivalent to carving "John was here" on a wall or tree bark. Equally narcissistic and stupid. At least trees are not harmed.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    All people are equal but there are many differences between people.Those who think others are inferior are deeply insecure and need to ask themselves why. They need to grow up.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 15

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    Haha kidding but I think boobs are pretty. I am not sexually attracted to others boobs but I love the look of mine in a tight tanktop without a bra..
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F a week ago

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    Eyes reflect the soul. I think eyes are beautiful no matter what color they are and they are the first thing i notice about a person :)
    glittz101 glittz101 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I definitely think tattoos are extremely sexy. I have 4 of my own so far
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know about others, but my lungs are definitely made for smoke, the more the better. I love how it feels when I fill them with thick smoke, and I know I'll never stop doing...
    quantumboi quantumboi 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I wish I could just go somewhere and start over, RIGHT NOW! Just drop everything and see the world …. or more of it, at the least. I am really done with where I am at in life...
    EpilepticOne EpilepticOne 31-35, M Oct 30

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