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I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 275 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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    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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    Family Vs. Friends

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Nov 23

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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 Nov 26

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    Many believe past relationships are a sign of failure or time they wasted with the wrong person. Yes, relationships leave us with feelings of sorrow, uncertainty, and guilt but...
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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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 8 Responses Nov 26

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    Why is it friends are only your friends when they want something? They know everything about you yet forget the most important things you talk to them about?
    xoxlovelifexox xoxlovelifexox 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Unknown
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 7 Responses Nov 28

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    I find that internet friends don't see all your personas that are created in the real world and they see you more for you. They like you despite not knowing how you look or who...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Yes, I do feel internet friends are real. Having said that, interacting with people far away through text can be extremely difficult and frustrating at times. I must admit that I...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 15 Responses Dec 4

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    The love of my life and I met online. He lives in New England and I live in the South East. We started dating before we had even met each other in person. The best most loyal...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's true that internet friends are real .. Yup were not computer generated .. We have feelings , vices , dare I say emotions.. I engaged someone's emotions without realising the...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    its true. internet friends are real. i met a guy online and i felt so comftable with him that i could tell him anything and so is he. altho we dont talk anymore i still feel hes my...
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    It's true. I've had some great friendships with people I have met online. Then there are the ones that go terribly wrong. I never cared much for people who are just out for...
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is really bugging me and I need to get it off my chest. It seems like to me there is far too many people walking around, turning their noses up and thinking they are superior...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F Dec 13

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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 Nov 22

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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 Nov 23

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    I do think manners are very important,my parents raised me,to have respect for people,so I do,and am a mom,and my child,has respect for others.Sometimes I meet up,with people that...
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    It's funny when people call us pigs. The first thing that pops up in my head after the "great... another one who thinks men are pigs" is that pigs are considered the cleanest...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I love girls legs!!! I think they are all amazing!!
    tophat39 tophat39 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I do think they are because of the new apps and inventions. I mean, you can use it as anything now. I do think it's a good and bad thing at the same time.
    Music2323 Music2323 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hello everyone. :) Hope you are having a nice day and I wish you great Winter Holidays.. I guess I should start with telling that I am a very sensitive person, lets say over...
    AnnaLeah94 AnnaLeah94 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    The problem with online friendship is that when things go wrong, we split. When I say something that makes you uncomfortable, or when you offend me, we’ll go our separate ways...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 12 Responses Dec 7

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    I've got 5 male Doberman Pinschers. 4red, 1black, all from the same litter. they were born here in my guest bathroom. their parents are gone now. I raised their parents from...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I was best friends with this girl, but as soon as she met this other girl and they became close she started leaving me behind. She ditched me at New Years, forgot about my birthday...
    85544a 85544a 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I love my family to death, they welcomed my twin and I I'm adopted they feed me clothed me, I'd do anything to protect them. I love you <3 and friends to
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I have a life outside the internet. I am actually pretty social. But I have also been apart of twitter for years and was on instagram before everyone I know was on it, and I met...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M Dec 8

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    When I came back to EP in October of this year, it wasn’t out of loneliness, although I was, but it was in wanting to connect with other people who have been, or are going...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have met some truly amazing people on EP, but I don't think any of them quite qualify as my friends. I talk to a few of them on a regular basis and they are good people. I just...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    So when I was younger I told my girlfriend at the time that I wanted to do some playful things with handcuffs. She sounded excited. And the she told me to get some and she would...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    When I was growing up, people would give me toys that had a funny smell. I didn't want to feel materialistic and so, I tried to be appreciative. After a lot of plastic and the...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F Dec 11

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    Well if had friends, so hypothetically speaking.
    FebruaryAsh FebruaryAsh 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Look it at this way. That person you are judging could possibly change you life for the better. They could be the person you are looking for in a true friend or someone that would...
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Okay so I was at a family dinner and everyone was playing stalker sticker In the game u were given a set of stickers that u had to try to stick on someone without getting caught...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Occasionally get bored, I'm the type of lesbian to have guy friends or all straight girl friends. I'm caught in the middle...
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12 26-30, F Nov 30

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    I would consider this girl and I to have been more of "friends with benefits", but in any case... It was unintentional that it even happened, on my part. We got pretty close...
    alexthebass alexthebass 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I have made some good friends thru the internet. Some know more about me than my friends in "real life."LOL I don't know if that's good or bad. The internet has brought a lot of...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I don't get in contact with my friends that often because i'm awful at it... (Seriously, i forget to reply to messages even when i see the notifications). But i had always found...
    MustardMouse MustardMouse 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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