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Re: [CHAT] Families!

@j95 that's an interesting observation - you would have family that are removed from a situation just because you met them in a different place or they live in a different area, so you can go to them about a problem you're having with a family member. An unexpected upside!

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@safari93 I do that all the time all though sometimes it backfires cos my friends range from 15 - 65 and my parents are both highly respected by them. Some times it works other times not so much.

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Have you ever had to redefine your version of ‘family’? What was the difference between that ‘family’ and your current ‘family’?

 

Actually since I came out to myself I've had to restrict how close I would get to certain family members. I used to consider myself close to much of my extended family, but since most of them are rather homophobic I have to distance myself from all but a few cousins. What I've lost in extended family though I've made up for with a network of friends with similar experiences to me. I guess it goes to show that good things can come from bad experiences

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exactly @safari93 it comes in handy Smiley Happy)
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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@Elsie ahh I see, I imagine it would make things tricky at times

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@j95 Having friends on the outside of the situation can give more a perspective in an objective way. Glad to hear that you have them as your go-to guys and gals!

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Have you ever had to redefine your version of ‘family’? What was the difference between that ‘family’ and your current ‘family’?

When I was younger I considered my family to be those people I lived with i.e. Mum, Dad & siblings but as I left the situation and stopped living with them, I didn't have a family I could go to. I lived in heaps of different foster "families" but it never really felt like I was surrounded by family or loved but now that I'm older I have met so many people through different things Im passionate about and those people are my family now Smiley Happy
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

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@j95 It's wonderful to know that you have a family now that supports you in the way a family ought to Smiley Happy

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@j95 Im glad that even though you have moved around that you have been able to have the ablilty to make your own family. This is a skill that I hope to posess in the future.

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@j95 Yes! I agree that if you find people who are passionate about the same or similar stuff, they're also your fam - because they're fighting/championing with you!

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