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I 've Come To Realize That Blood Doesn't Make A Family

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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 is for sure. I may still have my mum but I have always had my issues with her that had carried through my childhood.
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Experienced this yesterday at Thanksgiving.

    ..new friends who are old souls. A safety there when you mention a piece of your past ten years ago and it's like they were right there with you.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F Aug 27, 2014

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    Family isn't always blood.

    It's the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. Box you are part of my family me and the girls love you xx
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Blood does not make a family.

    A long time ago I was a married man with a six month old daughter. I recently got out of the Navy and was attempting to resettle. My biological family lied to me. They did nothing to help us and kicked us out after three days. My then wife was very eager to help with...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Sometimes family can be worst

    than your friends. the greed, selfishness, lies its horrible. My family, I love them but the rumors that goes around and them being two-face really breaks my heart. I'm big on family but some days I can't look members in the face without a glare. They do things behind your back...
    latrice2173 latrice2173 22-25, F Feb 3

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    Hello! I have definitely found this out!

    You know a family is suppose to be a special thing. These are suppose to be people who come on this earth naturally equipped to be there for you. They are all suppose to be your first loves. The ones who you learn how to love other people in the world from. People who are...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    kolo1463 kolo1463 22-25, F 35 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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 by lies and deception , to me my blood bond is nothing , my family is made by me , the few people I let close are the ones I call family and...
    icelus icelus 18-21, M Apr 15, 2014

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    I have an aunt who lives in another country

    but is here now. She normally is never at our holidays but this year she is. And she wants to complain that people who aren't blood relatives will be at our Christmas celebration. Let me tell you something. The lady she wanted to complain about is more family to me then this...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2014

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    My older brother and I look alike,

    but that's where the smiliarities end. We've never gotten along and it's to the point where I consider my cat more family than him. :/
    minioreosarebomb minioreosarebomb 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Friends are the family you choose

    for yourself, the ones that stick by you time after time, they don't care if you stuffed up today, tomorrow or last week they're there anyway. They will be there regardless. A shoulder to cry on, a familiar face that greets you warmly, a better place to be.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I found out when I was 8

    that my dad wasn't my really dad. I'll always call him dad but he isn't my blood. He brought me up from being 3 months in my moms tummy and hasn't ever left my side. My real dad left me as soon as he found out about the pregnancy. My dad (stepdad) will be the only father I...
    jessicanorth jessicanorth 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    A letter to my father.

    My dear father, You have been gone a long time now,but I know that you will read that letter,you are reading as I am writing.I wish that I had had the knowledge and confidence to write that letter when you were still alive,but knowledge,confidence and wisdom often appear late...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 8 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I think because I lost my parents

    and I don't have any brothers or sisters I see my friends as my family
    mirajane123 mirajane123 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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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 2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    I've had to work against my family my whole

    life. They always set me back and were about as supportive as a training bra. Moving out of my parent's house was the best decision I could have made. The extra separation allowed me to grow unhindered. I worked hard to be where I am today and none of the credit can go to anyone...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 6 Responses May 2, 2014

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    Blood isn't family but true friends are :) those

    who understand you, the hurt, the pain, the days when you want it to all end, yet they are still there with a hug and loving word :)
    krystalkool84 krystalkool84 26-30, F Feb 18

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    They beg for my thoughts

    and issues, but I never tell. Is it because I feel that they're an issue? Or am I the only issue that should have concern about it? I don't tell them my issues, thoughts, concerns because I feel they can not help, don't care to help, or don't truly care to know. Am I wrong...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    my boys locked up and he's my brother.

    . though we share no blood cept that which we spilt. .. I miss him I wish I'd been a better friend with better advice.. He took the bullet and now he's paying the price. he's doing 15 at least half... days are slow life is empty. ..
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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/"Chosen family" that I have never met face-to-face who are more like a family to me. I am the type of person who will do...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    Please don't get me wrong .

    .. I love my family! But I have several "sisters from another mister" who I rely on just as much as--if not more than--I do my actual blood relations. Friends are folks who know you better than you know yourself, who know and keep your secrets (including the ones you're keeping...
    leftnwrite08 leftnwrite08 26-30, F Jan 30

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    If it did, I would be able to talk to my mom

    and dad. I would be able to make friends in the world. I would not live in fear. In a real family, parents don't have favorites. In a real family, everyone cares for each other. If I had a real family, I would not have been able to leave for 2 days and come back without anyone...
    LostandHopless123 LostandHopless123 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Dec 11, 2014

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    I've had several families on the streets

    growing up and I've always been closer to them than my blood family. I don't really know who they are. My street family is stronger than bond by blood. I don't if I want to go back and learn who they are more or keep moving. Haven't decided yet.
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Yes it does... What do you think will provide

    oxygen to your internals... You would be dead otherwise.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    I believe that blood is not always thinker

    than water. How do you feel?
    royalkonz royalkonz 22-25, M 8 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I'm not really sure what a family is supposed

    to be like. For me it's weird to say I love you and all that. I was raised to be able to handle hurtful words and I never really had words of encouragement or heard words of love growing up. It's weird for someone to tell me they love me or say words of affection to me. Ive...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    I've come to realize

    that blood doesn't make a family. BUT it makes a really great smoothie!
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I had a difficult childhood

    as one of my parents passed away while I was 7. I recently live on another continent and haven't seen my family in more than a year. Although the country I live in ain't my place of birth, I have come to accept it as my hometown(even though I had to learn the language of this...
    cradleaway cradleaway 22-25 Dec 16, 2014

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    My family treats me like dirt under their shoes.

    They think I'm an unwanted child, since I was an accident, and they already had my brother. When I was 12 years old, I met someone named Ilona, she became my best friend and changed my life. She was like a sister I never had, and I soon realized, she was the only person I loved...
    lunablue13 lunablue13 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    to me ive come to realize.

    friends can be more like family than actually family its ****** up but true i can count on then more than family anyone. else
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Memories that simply will not go away.

    There are days when my mind is still full of sad memories,I have moved on in many ways but those memories remain and still haunt me. I was told by my older sister that my father made my mother pregnant to keep her home,stop her gallivanting.After my birth, my mother resumed her...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 8 Responses May 23, 2014

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    My family and I, both immediate

    and distant, don't always get along. So I gave up. They can have their issues and drama. When I am done I'm moving OUT of the states and somewhere like England. Or Australia. Somewhere far far away. And change my name. And my contact info. And stay away from family. I don't like...
    jxlecler jxlecler 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    "You will lose friends

    but family is forever" what a lie that is what mu father raises me on i believed that for awhile then i was 6 and my parents split the thing is they where never married and my dad owned the house so he kicked my mom out and locked the door we had no where to go my sister(who has...
    Musicislife13417 Musicislife13417 13-15 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I feel like my 3 best friends are more like

    family to me than my actual blood related family. When my friends found out I had a girlfriend, they loved and supported me. But when my "family" found out, they almost threw me out on the street.
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I was adopted by a family

    when I was 3 and honestly, I've had little to no desire to find my birth mother or father. It was an open adoption, and in all my years they've not made any attempts to contact me. My adoptive family is white, and unfortunately I know that they've faced tribulations, but they...
    AllyKatz03 AllyKatz03 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm closer with my friends (baes) :*

    than I am with my family
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Family isn't always blood.

    It's the people in your life who want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and will love you no matter what and you feel like you are my family you no who you are xx
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I've always had a sneaking suspicion

    that blood doesn't necessarily make family. Both my parents came from big families - eight brothers and sisters each.  Judging by the way my mother and father were treated by their own siblings during their lives - and the fact that, when my father died, none of his brothers...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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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 they hated me. They just didn't include me. Until one member of the "Best Friends" section of the family tried to stab the rest of the family in the back. And then they HAD to...
    AuraMoon AuraMoon 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    I have a little sister.

    She isn't my blood but she is as much of my sister as my sister. She is my family. Always and forever.
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    Well here we are! Christmas day!

    Internally I'm pretty freaking happy! I've got something productive to look forward to, and I have some pretty awesome friends! :) ;) But here I am, sitting in my room after retreating from the nothing that is my immediate family! My mom always cries on holidays.. Today all of...
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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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 together (loooooooong story) so gave me up for adoption. 2 months later I was chosen from a white wooden cot by 2...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    Tonight my father came over to my house to

    convince me to leave my girlfriend. He doesn't approve of our relationship. He offered me money (again) to end the relationship because he believes I'm only with her for money. The first time he said this I was very angry. I told him that it was disgusting and that I didn't want...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 19 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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