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    But in a good way.. I am adopted, living with my new family since 22 years.. And they are so much nicer than my biological parents.. And my Grandma has me (non-related) and three...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I love my blood family. They raised me the best they could but I, in all essential ways am very different from them. My mother is from an almost rural area near Little Rock. Then...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    While my mom was dying, friends I've met through different Military installations went out of their way for me and my mom'a well being. They were selfless though they have little...
    CaptureEverything CaptureEverything 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I know its a cliche but its true. Family to me is like a wolfpack. Not related to everyone but everyone is still close. You protect each other, care for each other, and life would...
    TCrawford02 TCrawford02 18-21, M Jan 21

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    No It Doesn't. - No it doesn't. I was never close with my family members, not even when I was a kid. I always thought that people who looked like you, had the same genes, were the...
    Dai200 Dai200 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Blood doesn't make up family love does because if your birth mom or doesn't give a damn about you but your adoption my does who's your real mom
    brooke2468 brooke2468 18-21, F Jan 28

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    In ways, I kind of wish I could be more like my Grandpa. He was the glue to our dysfunctional family. Doesn't matter who stole, abused, used, or disrespected.... He always wanted...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't really love my grandmother from the way she is. I just don't. I don't feel guilty for it either. I do love one of my best friends grandmothers though. His grandmother is...
    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don't mean this in a negative sense... I mean that my friends at school are like family to me. For some reason, I'm far more comfortable talking to them about anything than I am...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    Biology, that's all it is. Emptiness. An emotionless connection that links me to a man I know nothing about. There's no love, no bond, only DNA that links me to a man that I can...
    AshtonnnJ AshtonnnJ 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Define Family ✧ - I learned a long time ago that just because you share the same blood, doesn't make it a family. Families aren't supposed to be vindictive and selfish, they're...
    AnnoyingTiger888 AnnoyingTiger888 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I have come to realize that blood does not make a family. I have blood family members who treat people on the side of the road better than they do myself, and than, I have friends...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I don't want it to affect me anymore. I'm related to a family that doesn't really give a **** about me & thinks nothing of me. I'd give & they'd take but not appreciate. They...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Being adopted, I really do believe that blood doesn't make a family. I have a pretty awesome adoptive family. Yeah, we have our ups and downs, our wins and our losses, but we...
    minidisaster minidisaster 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Dear Mother. I have found it! Your kidlogger. Very creative to betray your 18 year old daughter. I must say, I always wanted to be able to trust you, I was so jealous everytime I...
    Littlegirl99 Littlegirl99 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Blood Is Thicker Than Water.. But So Is Syrup And At Least That's Sweeter! - As the youngest member of my family, I've often thought of myself as an inconvenience. I wouldn't say...
    AuraMoon AuraMoon 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I'm one of the youngest of 6 half-siblings. ""Siblings"", because they don't even greet me on my birthday.
    Sharkkie Sharkkie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    My birth parents were 15 and 16, so I was always going to be taken into care as a baby. 1972 was very different to these days! Thankfully, I was adopted almost at birth, at 3 weeks...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I can relate, my family is so distant and the only thing in the world I want is a close family. I'm 31 no boyfriend no kids so that doesn't seem in the realm of possibility right...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I've never really liked the phrase, "blood is thicker than water" because I think it's complete BS. Coming out of someone's vagina, or having similar DNA doesn't create a...
    maribear maribear 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Missed Out - Blood does not automatically mean family. There needs to be more than that. Time spent together, love, and memories mean family.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    I would say this has been the case for most of my life ..okay when I was a child between the ages of zero to eighteen then its mandatory you need you family that surround of family...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Life Goes On - It all comes down to saying that your neighboor is you closest family. The more you get along with the people surrounding you the more the more you reveal your...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F Nov 27, 2013

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    My family is made up of many many people who I share no blood relation to. I have step siblings whom I call my siblings. I have an aunt who raised me that I call my mom. An uncle...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    Blood doesn't always make a family. My best friend. Is my sister. She is not of my blood. She gives me love and advice and she cares about me with all of her heart. I love her. My...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Coworkers. . . My job as much work as I do getting paid really **** for it has made me realize somethings. I've met some people that have become like family to me. Their opinions...
    TaurasiWade TaurasiWade 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Happy I have let go of some miserable people in my life. Really let go. I am not angry or vengeful. Not anymore anyway. I held onto those feelings for a little too long. I still...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I love my family. Even when they annoy me to death, though there are parts of my family I would rather not count. My biological mother's family hate my father. For moving us to a...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Me & Mine - I'm lucky. However you look at it. I was chosen before I knew what choice was, by 2 people who love me unconditionally. My own mother and father couldn't be...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    My best friend and I are dating cousins... We've always been close friends since we met... In high school, I was the jock, he was socially awkward... He was like a kid brother...
    Solanteris Solanteris 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I don't have a family. There's nothing more than blood that links me to the people that I'm unfortunate enough to live with. These people are petty, they are racist, small minded...
    TheSchemingPuppeteer TheSchemingPuppeteer 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Blood wise, I have no family. They didn't die or anything tragic, but they chose to not be involved in my life. My biological dad, the ***** donor, chose to leave and after 14...
    Santos21 Santos21 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    So true on so many levels! To me family is a word thrown around to allow u to b screwed over. At least in my world.
    aries1214 aries1214 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    At this point, I don’t see how important it is to keep in touch with my mother. She always got hurtful things to say to me and she’s not there for me when times are rough or...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    blood does not make family, I have so much family and they could careless about me, or anyone but them selves, they are so caught up in their own crap, they do not care about the...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    From the moment were born, we're told who to love, just because they are "family." **** that. I don't care who you are, family or not, if you screw me over, you can expect nothing...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    In my life I've come to learn Just because blood is thicker than water doesn't mean water isn't kinder than blood
    PoetryGirl101 PoetryGirl101 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have a very strange family dynamic with an uncle in jail since forever and my oldest cousin dead. That cousin actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I can sing a song about that. My biological mum told me when I was 7, I had to call my biological dad to say him he's not my dad anymore, the one who adopted me is. She isn't a...
    BlaBla01 BlaBla01 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    They Say Blood Is Thicker Than Water - I wonder how they came to this conclusion. This only applies to my sister as she is my soul mate. One person does not make up a family that...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Well I given up on my family, I left my mom, ignore my father for so long, and I always felt so left out from my brothers and sister. I was never close with my father, I was never...
    DaylightAly DaylightAly 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    This is so, so true..........
    SpudKat SpudKat 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    Well , family isn't made by blood bond , it's made from a strong loyalty a pledge to protect each other and help one another . Tho I've experienced some families are just made up...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm adopted. This is one of the things I learned at a young age. At first the only people I applied it to was the people I live with. I have come to realize they don't always have...
    lostfollower lostfollower 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My mother died when I was fourteen.... I miss her to this very day. My father and I were left to fend for ourselves... Thankfully, my aunts and uncles were there for my family in...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My family asked me to move out the day after graduation. For a while, my sister would talk to me but now my parents have convinced her that I'm just plain evil. I don't talk to...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Who's to tell us who is and who isn't our family? My biological family other than my little brother teat me like a slave and hurt me for doing wrong...but I have a mother now, a...
    MistressJ96 MistressJ96 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Blood is one bond we can not break. It's essential for health reasons or to understand the history of how you got here. Blood relation can also lend a sense of belonging in the...
    warp9pnt9 warp9pnt9 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I love my family but I sure don't like them
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Blood is thicker than water is true but it doesn't create relationships
    jose51 jose51 18-21, M Mar 29

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