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Old 12-12-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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What is your defenition of family?
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Old 12-12-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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My mother and father (or those that were the role of mother and father in your life like from adoption) my blood brothers and sisters. After that I couldn't tell you where the rest of these inbreds came from.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Family,means diffrent things to diffrent people.
"What does family mean to me?"

It means that I have sisters and brothers,parents who are still alive who I can run to, when I need wisdom advice.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Mainly my mom, dad, sister, stepmom and half-brothers. Outside of that, yeah I still care about my relatives but I just don't know them that well and never have.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, grandparents and anyone else blood related or by marriage.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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My sister will always be the first one I think of when I think of how to define family. She is my best friend. I also think of my 91 year old grandma, who tries very hard to cling on to what family she has left; being the oldest of 9, she has watched all but 3 of her siblings pass on before her.

But I also think close friends count as family. I have a quote that sits on my window sill that says, "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." Not having the best relationships with either one of my parents, that quote rings true for me every day. I have one close girl friend who is almost as much a sister to me as my own sister (I am far closer to her than I've ever been or ever will be to my mother). She invited me and my sister into her family when I'd just moved to town and didn't have anyone to share my holidays with. I'll be eternally grateful for that.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: colorado
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What is your defenition of family?

My family and friends..anyone you want too..they dont always have to be related..my bestfriend is my family..my daughters boyfriend and his family are my family..family has no end..it extends for miles..
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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family = father and mother I love you,
so a family : father, mother and child.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My wife and I and our furkids. The rest are people I am related to.
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