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I Think Friends Are the Family We Pick For Ourselves

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 278 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yesterday was one of the best Memorial Day cookouts our family has had yet. We hosted it at our lake house and invited many family members and close friends of ours, mainly our...
    EastTNNudist EastTNNudist 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I use too have good friends that I can recall good friends. But they all forgot about how good of a friend I was and hang out with other people. Now it just annoys me when I hear...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Why do some friends start out good, and then seem to fade away? Why is it harder to find good friends as you get older? Is it because you're not forced to be together daily like...
    Sionna7910 Sionna7910 31-35, F 7 Responses May 15

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    This vent was inspired by a number of things however recently a dear friend with a blog made a post that hit on the topic somewhat and it was the extra little push I needed to vent...
    AbbyVents AbbyVents 22-25, F 10 Responses May 17

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    I've always found that you don't know who your friends are until you really need them. Treasure those who step up to the plate when times are tough because it's easy to be a...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response May 16

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    All the best friends I ever had were women. People say its because I am a guy and I connect well with the opposite sex. Maybe thats true. Even when there were no real sexual...
    krystlister krystlister 26-30, M May 10

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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 May 3

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    yes. internet friends are the best.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Race doesn't matter to me although all my friends are black. maybe when I migrate that will change . hehheee
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 1 Response May 10

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    I fell in love with one of my internet friends. It was when I was first discovering that I was trans. She didn't know I was trans, she thought I was just an underdeveloped boy. We...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 7 Responses May 10

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    I can't believe this is happening. Going to meet my best internet friend this summer, it's going to be awesome, no doubt!! Who said internet friends aren't real?
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Internet friends are real... I just don't have any. I rather hang out with my homies. Fried, Mashed, and Stuck-in-a-Stew.
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't say I don't understand people's way of thinking, and maybe I don't think they are retarded but I do think it's unfortunate that they don't understand what it's like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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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 4 Responses May 3

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    I have a very close friend that has a very low opinion of herself. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever met. She is beautiful inside and out. Now to her, when she looks at...
    davideo1952 davideo1952 61-65, M 3 Responses May 5

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    I wanna make friends from the internet to share my stupid decisions without them judging me for it. I'm just so stupid most of the time.
    itsmejean itsmejean 18-21, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have more friends on the internet than I do in real life because they don't judge you.
    iswearimnotsatan iswearimnotsatan 18-21, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    1. I'm a pretty open person, when things are anonymous. But, I would never talk about most of the stuff that I'm willing to share on here with people IRL.... I guess I'm shy about...
    thisisarandomusername thisisarandomusername 22-25, M May 14

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    May God bless you and all your family members. Thank-you for sharing with me bits and pieces of your lives through your writings. I am blessed with a very deep and creative bunch...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days 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 May 3

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    I had one person I have been talking to for months and months. Then I had 2-3 days of finals so I wasn't on much. Suddenly, he vanished. He always was worried about me being the...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 8 Responses May 14

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    I didn't use to think that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How do I maintain friendships? I feel like ever since I moved from my hometown I've lost my mojo. I had millions of friends everywhere. Here I have 3 girlfriends and a few...
    missutah26 missutah26 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    My mother passed on several years ago from cancer. Toward the end she was very weak and would not eat, except for me. Each day I would prepare a health shake for her which she...
    funkelly funkelly 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have best friends that are either gay or bi sexual, sadly I do not have any friends that are lesbian, I wish I did, but I do not, some please be, but to the point, I fully...
    ajiaminor ajiaminor 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    #19KidsAndCanceled http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/05/21/josh-duggar-resigns-from-family-research-council/
    HelenTarnation HelenTarnation 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Went tubing with the family today. Had so much fun. (:
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    HELP! So my best friend and I met freshman year of high school. I always knew she was independent, but over time I started questioning where she was from. I never met her parents...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 6 Responses May 1

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    In life, you can count your real true friends on one hand......
    ncfootguy ncfootguy 36-40, M 2 Responses May 4

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    So first I'll play you a song to listen to that might make up for my poor writing skills because the right music can cover lots of sins.. and a wrong sort with a bad ear can be...
    NotHooray NotHooray 56-60, M May 8

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