I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

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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
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    Aug 20, 2013

    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

    Family Vs. Friends

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

    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
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    And I will miss all of you. Thank you for the laughs, the advice, the images and most of all your friendship, no matter how brief the contact. Look after yourselves, hope to see...
    Hopespringseternal Hopespringseternal
    31-35, F
    Apr 21
    i write this to enshrine in electronic perpetuity. this is not written for any reason other than its what i feel. you know this is for you so i dont need to name you but the...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 21
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    bimvim bimvim
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    You will be missed heavily. Hello Fetlife.com My username: lovinBDSM
    BEHINDxTHExROPES BEHINDxTHExROPES
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    i have been really lucky in my life to have met such amazing women. My Mom is one of the strongest women I've ever met, She was born in Venezuela and her parents divorced when she...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    I love my internet friends. They're great people.
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    My name is Lupin, and I am alive. I am big into symbolism, not the kinds that you talk about in high school English classes, but the more authentic kind. The little moments in...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    Apr 20
    When you love your internet friends more then you love your real life friends.
    lesxbiangirl lesxbiangirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
    Its human responsibility for the dogs behavior! Dont ever blame the dog! Dogs just want love & attention & obviously the bad owner couldnt give that to them. Respect & care for...
    XXLovelyPoisonXX XXLovelyPoisonXX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Today I am grateful to have found out some big issue about my past. I started to deal with it and it hurts a lot. I am discovering bad stuff but they are usual to move on. Somehow...
    val789 val789
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I also believe invisible friends are real.
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    My lab is my best friend. Always happy to see me after work, never judges me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 19
    In fact, sometimes I believe they are more real that RL people! I am close to a few people I have never personally met or only personally met once or twice...
    CalicoWoolfe CalicoWoolfe
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    A woman is often measured by the things she cannot control, she is measured by the way her body curves or doesn't curve, by where she is flat or straight or round, she is measured...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Apr 18
    I'm grateful for the love and support of my family and friends, especially in the times I don't deserve it. In the moments when I let my parents down and they forgive me instantly...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    Thank you to all the wonderful people I met today. Thank you for the company, the laughs and the craziness. Here's to forever!! Hoorah!
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Apr 16
    Everyone is judged on their looks but we in seem to be held to a higher standard. A discussion I had one time someone made the point that women have more of an advantage being able...
    nuwalker nuwalker
    66-70, M
    Apr 16
    where are the women we wanna make fun
    moudy12 moudy12
    18-21, M
    Apr 15
    Before I found about EP,Askmehelpdesk,yahoo q/a or any such!! It was between December 2012 2013 April ' something like that ! I am at my Mission and trying to figure out still...
    fuckuprincessanyajaki fuckuprincessanyajaki
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    he guys, im still pissed at cody, but things are beginning to look up, I started on youtubr, some bad influences are leaving my life, and some good ones are returning. netter yet...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I'm feeling scared I can't take the silence It is exhausting day after day to be outside online but lying down is so painful the white noise is so loud I could die alone I'm not a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 13
    looking for some real friends for some fun talks and may be more .... pm me if you feel the same
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 13
    and I'm okay with that.. I think I'd be better off.
    hamz111 hamz111
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 12
    I can only tell what I really think to my Internet friend and I can be who I really want to be. That's not always possible with my other friends. That's so hard sometimes but than...
    ElineLotus ElineLotus
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Apr 11
    I wonder when I observe humans interact what a monster I must be that people are dismissive and defensive in person but normal to me online. No my tone doesn't change. Don't blame...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    Clothes are super annoying.That is why I try to never wear them. I own lny one pair of underwear, one pair of jeans and sweatpants and a bathrobe. That is it. I absolutely think...
    JohnJets7 JohnJets7
    36-40, M
    Apr 10
    So true. Some of my best friends are online only. Crazy.
    eae12880 eae12880
    36-40, M
    Apr 10
    Hi, girls. I am hot guy, add me pls, skype - mengak
    mengak mengak
    26-30, M
    Apr 10
    Suck that this site is shutting down a lot of people come on Herero vent when it shuts down what will they do?
    JerseyKid732 JerseyKid732
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Apr 10
    Almost everything or possibly everything is made up of fractals, especially the trees, those amaze me probably the most
    Wisdomjay Wisdomjay
    18-21, M
    Apr 7
    good friends are hard to find sometimes they turn their backs on you or turn out not to be who you thought they were
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 7
    so for some reason, i cant log back in to my old account. My old username was Ashley543, so if we talked before, you can message me if you want! and if we didnt talk before, we can...
    ashleynicole100 ashleynicole100
    13-15, F
    Apr 7
    I've found lots of great friends on the Internet on different social apps even and I have some that's so far lasted a couple years. Sometimes they seem to care more then the ones...
    sleepwalking4ever sleepwalking4ever
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    This is sarcasm by the way. So I've been getting messages with people asking me if they can ask me something sexual. when I say no they block me. I think it's pretty great. They...
    Brittni73 Brittni73
    13-15, F
    Apr 5
    how much do u guys think a tat that measures 10inch x 4 inch. Any estimates? (not gonna be all filled in)
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 5
    I just created this account and i get a notification saying they're closing I was feeling comfortable expressing myself on here now it's ruined forever I've met some cool people...
    christian3301 christian3301
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 5
    the greatest friend i have ever had i met right here on EP. i still remember those first few conversations. she stole my heart right away. she was so charming and showed a mind...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 5
    I want someone to be there and to talk to and to love and there isn't anyone, it is starting to feel like I will never have that v.v I guess it is asking for a lot to have
    KeKeNae KeKeNae
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 4
    They seem to be loyal unlike most people
    ReallyConfusedTeen ReallyConfusedTeen
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 4
    Nothing 'virtual' about some of the friends I have met :)
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 4
    I would like internet friends, I find it so cool, message me
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 4
    Women are great people. Werk it ladies
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Apr 4
    I once got advice from someone on how to deal with sensitive people. Talk to them like a child since they want to act like one. I was ranting about a douchebag I'd talked to...
    DarJotzahr DarJotzahr
    22-25, M
    Apr 3
    Sure they aren't in person but when you're down they're really the only people there for you.
    martyy88 martyy88
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
    I am well mannered and very respectful i say thank you all the time i must say it so many times a day its on my well used popular phrases in my daily life haha
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 3
    Extremely annoying. Why can't we all just be naked?
    RT19 RT19
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I'm a role player on Facebook and I have created so many friends through writing.
    Rosiekay Rosiekay
    22-25, F
    Apr 2
    I hear a lot of stories on the news about how parents should restrict their child's screen time or how they control their lives. I grew up in the 90's and 2000's. My parents never...
    CeboMcDebo CeboMcDebo
    26-30, M
    Apr 2
    Well black is the most dominant color on the wheel that says a lot.
    martinez1993 martinez1993
    22-25, M
    Apr 2
    Some? I think it's a lot more than some! There are loads of weird people in this world. Really, we are all weird in some way...that's what makes being alive so much fun...everyone...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    They are delightful too, but so odd at the same time. We are all inefficient machines.
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 1
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