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I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Last weekend my family hosted a nudist dinner party at our house. We invited all of our close nudist friends and relatives over and there turned out to be about seven families in...
    EastTNNudist EastTNNudist 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I can't handle this loneliness for much longer. I pretend I know where I am going in life just to fool my friends and family. I know that no one really cares, but I still try. I...
    foreveralone25 foreveralone25 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    They are always there for me and I'm really grate for this
    Ariannaa Ariannaa 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I can count on my hands how many "true" friends I have had. I am saddened by the phrase "true" friend. Personally to be considered my friend you have to get past the point where I...
    Ulrythe Ulrythe 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I think they are great!! I have more Internet freinds than in real life.. From my country and allover the world!! They are just perfect!! My very best friend is from the...
    SkullHong SkullHong 13-15 2 Responses Jan 5

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    My two best friends are on the internet. I'm in the UK, Marty is in Norway, and Bibi is in the US. We are all such good friends and we call our friendship MarBibSoph. We've been...
    butterybiscuitface butterybiscuitface 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    Everybody so hung up on cats through are pure EVILLLLLLL!!!!!≥﹏≤ dogs are always there for us!!! At least my dog is I love my dog he's my buddy
    jordanpaige jordanpaige 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    In around last november 2014, I met 5 really great friends on Animal Jam. We have stuck around ever since. Not once have they asked for my personal information. Internet friends...
    IvyTheWolf13 IvyTheWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes I do believe that Internet friends are real because they are cool and they make you feel loved. But the people you are around everyday don't care. This is a special shout to my...
    elna3573 elna3573 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe that internet friends are real. Even though might not live close to you it does not matter because it's cool to meet people around the world. You can also find out what...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I believe some internet friends are real. I've had some I called my "best friend" one day be the person I hated the next.
    omgemily omgemily 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    People have always liked my eyes. They are very expressive. For a period I had trouble looking people in the eye, but that's over now. Eyes are beautiful, but I love the rest of...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    So I was at a party on Sunday. I know. Who has parties on Sundays? Anyway it was an adult party, so there was a lot of standing around with a wine glass in a room full of people...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Seriously what the hell are we waiting for
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After several days of pulling away from my husband emotionally after our fight I decided to sit down and talk to him. I knew that he wasn't going to start the conversation and I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    it's been a couple of weeks since I last decided to upload something ,I guess I was just trying to figure out and organize everything that was going on in my life at the momment...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Jan 17

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    I have several internet friends I've been chatting with for years. I've been able to confide things to them that I have shared with only a select few "real world" friends. They...
    SadSadie13 SadSadie13 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I can't believe that people would ever begin to think that women are inferior to men. Different, of course, but then so is one man different from another, one woman different to...
    naturesboy naturesboy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Pick a city through the report down beneath to look through our Listing of Houses available available in Florida.Some newer appliances which consist of a Bosch Silence Also...
    Herma825h6hw2 Herma825h6hw2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    This is my experience I have a friend she lived in Arkansas. No my friend wanted me to see her. We have been chatting for a while. She said I have 100 bucks I'll send you for...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    There was nothing better like another nude family Christmas this year.
    EastTNNudist EastTNNudist 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    You’re lucky! So don’t take it for granted…You’re alive! There’s so many people right at this minute that are dying wishing they had more time and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jan 14

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    i have about 6 friends that i talk to ever single day. two of them are super nice to my and are my bestfriends... i have two other bestfriends who treat me like sh.it!(hanna...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I had a nice visit last night with a friend. We watched a movie totally naked together. I love having naked friends. Nothing sexual between us, just two guys hanging out naked...
    tide814 tide814 36-40 2 Responses Jan 4

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    A lot of people act as if they want to make friends and seem open but really I think people only want a certain type of friend that matches their skin color. I don't have a problem...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    To be honest, I dont have any friends at all. no one to call and no1 to talk with when I need a shoulder.. but anyway I decided to open up to a girl tht my bfs friend is with (we r...
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Im in desperate need of some new friends.
    missANONYMOUS13 missANONYMOUS13 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I want to make a tribute section in my photos of my friends on ep :) Any daring , sexy , funky , silly, or just plain stupid pictures all anonymous of course:) I just think it'll...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Lms!Your totally wilfred from the tv show... Wilfred. Your both badass's who dont care what others think. And you both chase after cars
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I need help :/ Honestly I fantasize about moving our away from my abusive family cross country to get my Masters then planning on movie to different states to start my career...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    when choosing who you call friend you have to look in the mirror and see if they are looking back at you. A Good friend is a mirror of your characteristics and a compliment to you...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    i get so upset when my friends say they are fat, or not beautiful or skinny enough, when clearly they are and you tell them how pretty and awesome they are but they don't believe...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I'm gay and think lesbians make the best of friends.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have 300 friends on facebook, only 15 speaks to me Wake up, wake up can't you hear the call you're a robot, and you don't see it find true friends and forget the rest I have 3...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Who doesnt love dogs? They will always be there for u. I know i probably repeated tht iny otheronebut still they dont give two ***** bout wht u do they love u no matter wht... Well...
    jordanpaige jordanpaige 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a dilemma. I think I know the answer but I like your other answers. I have a girlfriend. She lives in Dubai. Supposedly was raised in the US as a transplant there sometime...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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