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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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    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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    Family Vs. Friends

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

    My friends have always been my family. They are the family you choose to have, not what you're born into. I love my blood family but I am a black sheep and we don't often see eye...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I don't think best friends exist, my family are mine :)
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Many people don't realize how selfish humans are, and that friendships are a joke. We are friends with ourselves only. There are many things a person could want from you...(We'll...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I think in order for us to move forward we must examine ourselves at times and ultimately forgive ourselves for our mistakes , If one does not do this it is most likely to prevent...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F Aug 10

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    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 17 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Would Never Share Ep With My Friends And Family . I come to EP to get away from them all !
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Aug 10

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    Especially this day and age!These days people don't have any manners so i find this disrespectful and it shows me what kind of attitude they have so I tend to avoid these people...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I used to think having "internet friends" was a joke. Then I came here and made some good friends. In fact, I don't even refer to them as internet friends. Friends are friends...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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    This actually do surprise me a bit, because I am afraid of men and always have been. But I mean how can't you think they are beautiful. I catch myself analyzing them a lot...
    Beautifuldamage Beautifuldamage 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I think people can relate extremely strongly from online connections, but it depends on how they relate exactly, just like in real life people we interact with whom some might...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Good friends are rare to get so if i'm your friend, consider your self lucky ;)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Good friends are hard to find.
    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    internet friends are real. I have plenty. but my most favorite internet bestfriend is devin. I basically know everything about him. we have known eachother for a year & 3 months...
    iheartbands iheartbands 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    Yes I do think they are quite funny. But not when you're at a sleepover and your friend is farting in his sleep. I have at least another 7 hours of that. Great.
    Joeeee16 Joeeee16 16-17, M Jul 26

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    Neither sex is superior. But I do think we are both better at certain things.
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I really think we are awsome in so many different was. I love being a women
    Milliondollababee Milliondollababee 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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    Do I think crossdressers are gay, you ask me? Are they honest, is my counter question. I know is not exactly legimate to answer a question with another question but. But this...
    gypa gypa 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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    What I coincidence I think they are cute too !
    9scythe 9scythe 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Men who think women are inferior are usually insecure themselves. I thank God for a husband who treats me as an equal. Of course, we know one is better at certain things than the...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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    Some people aren't worth missing. Some people aren't worth all the time, thoughts and effort. Some people aren't worth the pain. Some people aren't worth forgiving. Some people...
    QueenGoddess QueenGoddess 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I do believe that it is easy to find friends online. I also feel that it's totally okay if you start dating or fall in love with each other. I have found many lost friends through...
    devomkar devomkar 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    there are friends who you think are your dearest but do not really reciprocate your friendship.. and then there are friends who you regard as "just another friend" but they are...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Many people have told me that honestly sharing so much about my life online can be dangerous and can put myself at risk to online predictors. But here's something they don't know...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Heyyy I'm back I went to London on Wednesday then slept over for Thursday then slept again till Friday went to my friends house and went in a massive swimming pool in the garden...
    tiashepherdx tiashepherdx 13-15, F a week ago

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    Im not sure if i will use EP more in the future. I met many nice people, but i also met creepy people. What i mean with being "creepy", i explain that to you. Someone commented on...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Jul 29

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    It would be ideal for a child to have both parents there to raise and be there for them. Unfortunately we don't live in a perfect world where this can always be the case. Once...
    sandybeaches4me sandybeaches4me 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 29

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    Iam the the type of guy that likes to take his girl out to eat somewhere romantic and show my girl off to every one and including my family .i also like to take care of her be her...
    ozzyg187 ozzyg187 18-21, M Jul 30

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    I don't look like a bad kid or anything but I've smoked weed and stolen (not anymore) my friends didn't believe me when i told them ive done those things. I have this friend and he...
    XxKattanaxX XxKattanaxX 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Lesbians are bolder than your average woman. Every woman is bold in their own way. Lesbians don't give a **** about anything, know how to have fun, abc are very interesting. I...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Days would pass when I would stay up at night doing nothing in particular, creating a never-ending inter monologue about the things I could say if only I had someone it say it to...
    mattheadplus mattheadplus 16-17, M Aug 7

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    Well school has started the family is off to a great start so far no fussing and everyone seems to be upbeat. Maybe all the changes in our lives was what we needed God always had a...
    devilseye1996 devilseye1996 36-40, F Aug 12

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    I think facebook destroys friendships do you agree ? Explain
    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll 31-35, F 20 Responses Aug 13

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I have many friends that are white, black, Asian, Latino, Mexican, and others. In fact, I am in an active interracial relationship and marriage with biracial children. My black...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    My dogs are my kids and my family!
    rubysmom rubysmom 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The definition of friend is someone with whom you share a mutual bond of affection, so internet friends count! Woohoo. You don't have to have actually met someone IRL to get on...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I met a lot of good people from the internet, I like that I can meet someone online. Let them see my character, and allow for me to open myself up to them. Most people that I've...
    thegreatrumi thegreatrumi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    they really are! i met some people on the internet that have been nothing but joy in my life. finding good friends is hard but it is very easy to meet people up here (when you're...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago