What is a family?

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Registered: 01-23-2013
What is a family?
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Sun, 04-07-2013 - 12:47pm

I come from what used to be the traditional family with mother, father, kids, grandparents all blood related. I am literally the only person I know that has this type of life. My friends' families are nothing like mine and most of their "family" isn't even related. I am just curious what other people think of when they say family. My family seems to be the odd man out.

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 2:17pm
My husband's family is just like yours. Mine is a bit different. I don't remember my biological father because he passed away when I was about 3. My Mom remarried and he adopted me and raised me as his own. I call his parents my grandparents since they are the only paternal grandparents I know as well. Both of my parents, all of my grandparents have passed on now, but we very thankful to have members of our church family who have stepped into these roles for us and our children.

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 2:18pm

My husband's family is just like yours.  Mine is a bit different.  I don't remember my biological father because he passed away when I was about 3.  My Mom remarried and he adopted me and raised me as his own.  I call his parents my grandparents since they are the only paternal grandparents I know as well. Both of my parents, all of my grandparents have passed on now, but we very thankful to have members of our church family who have stepped into these roles for us and our children.


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