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I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 280 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Family Vs. Friends

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

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    yes. internet friends are the best.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I understand all of the comments on this page...I am 50yrs old and my best friend is my husband...as far as a GF well, the one or 2 that live near me are not really friends, and I...
    deroH deroH 46-50, F Apr 26

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    Good friends are rare, incredibly rare. They won't just ditch you because they have new friends to worry about. They will stay with you, no matter how long you wait...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Apr 8

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    One thing which really does annoy me is when my parents think my internet friends aren't my real friends. Like honestly, my internet friends are literally the only people I can...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 21

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    My internet friends are closer to me than my real life friends. I feel like I can trust them more and I'm certain that they wouldn't go around talking about me behind my back like...
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I truly believe true friends are hard to find out ! I have friends and one best friend ! They are not my true friend ! They just show to be good on my eyes ! I don't trust them...
    Angelica9715 Angelica9715 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    About three months ago I met my best friend on the internet though a mutual friend we both knew in real life. she lived in CT I live in Minnesota. We talk everyday and video chat...
    sorryimbenji sorryimbenji 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I have a crush on this guy and he claims he's a crush on me. His birthday is tomorrow and I asked him how he'd like to celebrate it if money were no object. he replied with so long...
    Leolani Leolani 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real. I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    some internet friends are real, but I don't believe in starting a relationship online. one thing is sharing ideas with a person online and it's something else to get emotionally...
    cyrax111 cyrax111 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Real friends are wherever you happen to find them. It's the sharing and caring that matter.
    Xman75rock Xman75rock 36-40, M Apr 15

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    Almost all my internet friends are 17 or 18.. I feel so young i'm only 15 years. And for a unknown reason I can't have a good conversation with girls .. .-. I'm weird yeah i know
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I do believe internet friends are real, I met the love of my life through the internet, through EP actually. And what we have is more real that anything I've ever felt, thank you...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I breathe. My heart beats, pumping blood around my body. Air flows in and out of my lungs. I was born for a reason, we are all here for a reason. We live, love, make connections...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    I think eyes are really pretty and also what I think is beautiful is how you'll never know how things look out of there eyes or how they see things and that in its self is what I...
    KaylaDem33 KaylaDem33 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Yes I think dogs are awesome but I'm scared 🙊
    lilycools lilycools 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    We are not stupid...... we have come a long way....we are intelligent, strong...we are not inferior...we do not belong in the kitchen garbage any more....we do not need to stay...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Please at least say hello before you start asking personal questions of me. Manners cost nothing. If it helps imagine you are meeting me for the first time in person - would you...
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 21

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    In life, you can count your real true friends on one hand......
    ncfootguy ncfootguy 36-40, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have met the best and most faithful friends I have on the internet. Internet broadens horizons, allows you to meet people you once couldn't. <3
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I was thinking... What does one do, if one wants out?. It is nice and everything. Every year all cousins gather on both my mothers and my fathers side to do some activities...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 13

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    I am out of my depression. I am going to church now and back on track. Thank you all for being there for me. Things are looking up. I feel so much better now that I finally...
    elsieme elsieme 61-65, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I know it's bad to think that, but that's all I want to do. I want a new start and I want to express myself the way I want to but most ways my family/friends would never agree...I...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F Apr 18

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    I'm afraid to say I don't know what it is like to have a really good friend. Or at least not one outside the family. My brother is probably my best friend, we really talk about...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    today I was working on a project with a coworker who I've suddenly noticed I'm being closer with, she talked about trying to adopt kids...and how her family is not supporting her...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    People never use fat and beautiful in the same sentence in a positive way. I remember I was talking to somebody and they were like "I'm so fat!" And I told her, "shut up, you're...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It’s all exciting, but yet frightening when trying to date someone new. When you are used to one person for about five years, it’s definitely a new thing going out and dating...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Just had one of the nicest days with my friends :3 it's super sunny out so we just sat in a park field all day, talking and laughing and being happy I couldn't imagine life without...
    sadnessisbeauty sadnessisbeauty 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I have almost no friends in school when I was 4-5 year old.But in my neighborhood there was a girl who was three months younger than me.She was my best friend then but she came out...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I actually love them more than family. No drama, just fun and laughs. Even through illness, we find the good and make the best of it. We may not see one another often but when we...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F Apr 11

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    in this seemingly vast world of abstraction, everything exists expansively. it is an entire world doubted, because it is unlike our world, because it is unlike our consciousness...
    uuftk uuftk 18-21, M Apr 13

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