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Jan 2, 2008 10:36 AM CSTWho did you grow up with
lenababi
lenababilenababiSanta Barbara, California, USA283 Threads 19 Polls 2,571 Posts

Who did you grow up with(Vote Below)

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Both Bio-Parents
67
63%
Adoptive Parents
1
1%
Single Dad
2
2%
Single Mom
13
12%
One Bio parent one Step parent
12
11%
GrandParents
6
6%
Other
5
5%
Total Votes
106
What was your upbringing like??
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Jan 2, 2008 10:36 AM CST Who did you grow up with
lenababi
lenababilenababiSanta Barbara, California USA283 Threads 19 Polls 2,571 Posts
What was your upbringing like??
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Jan 2, 2008 10:41 AM CST Who did you grow up with
Detente
DetenteDetenteNorth West, England UK67 Threads 4 Polls 3,793 Posts
Single mum. Shit.

But I refuse to believe most women are like that.

She was/has to be an anomaly.wine
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Jan 2, 2008 10:44 AM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
Good poll Lena thumbs up

I grew up with both biological parents.
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Jan 2, 2008 10:45 AM CST Who did you grow up with
lenababi
lenababilenababiSanta Barbara, California USA283 Threads 19 Polls 2,571 Posts
I had both parents up until 13 then just a single Dad
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Jan 2, 2008 10:50 AM CST Who did you grow up with
FishingMTgirl
FishingMTgirlFishingMTgirlBig Sky, Montana USA36 Threads 5 Polls 1,657 Posts
I grew up with both parents. Eventually as I got older my father seemed more like a brother and the older I got like a younger brother due to a disease he had that eventually effected the mind. But loved him dearly like a dad. He was the best!!!!!
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Jan 2, 2008 10:57 AM CST Who did you grow up with
BamaBob
BamaBobBamaBobCullman, Alabama USA4 Threads 114 Posts
Both bio-parents. I was in total shock when my 1st wife divorced me. I couldn't accept that. It simply was not supposed to be that way. All I ever knew was one mom, one dad. That's the only world I knew...total trust and unquestioned commitment...never a worry about coming home and no one there. The life I've lived is nothing at all like the loving family I grew up in. It was an idealistic life compared to todays accepted life styles.
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Jan 2, 2008 10:57 AM CST Who did you grow up with
BartCT2NC
BartCT2NCBartCT2NCMooresville, North Carolina USA5 Threads 202 Posts
I grew up with both bio parents.
Sadly, my father died in 2004. We may have had our differences of opinion, but I loved him. He will be missed.
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Jan 2, 2008 10:58 AM CST Who did you grow up with
<<<< Has never layed claim to "growing up", simply growing older..grin



hug
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Jan 2, 2008 10:59 AM CST Who did you grow up with
diogenes
diogenesdiogenesLongview, Texas USA100 Threads 8 Polls 7,200 Posts
I did not enjoy the step parent thing at all. I accepted step mom out of loyalty to my Father, and somehow felt that I was disloyal to my Mother. Later when my Mother died, it took me a long time to get over the guilt I felt.

Even though I get along with step mom today. There are still some little ripples of resentment. For example: Look on the walls of their home, you will see pictures of all three of my brothers. You will only find a picture of me in a drawer.laugh
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Jan 2, 2008 11:00 AM CST Who did you grow up with
Mine died in 1996, it gets no easier. There is much truth to the old saying about we don't know how much we miss someone until they are gone..

comfort
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Jan 2, 2008 11:02 AM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
My mum died a few years ago.. I miss my *Mum*... but not what she became in the end.. a RAGING alcoholic.. I don't miss that.. It was like some demon took over my mums body.
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Jan 2, 2008 11:02 AM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
my mum died.. LONG before her body did.
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Jan 2, 2008 11:43 AM CST Who did you grow up with
BartCT2NC
BartCT2NCBartCT2NCMooresville, North Carolina USA5 Threads 202 Posts
I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. hug

When my father was in his death bed, literally, he was a man of God, and his opimistic spirit was very strong up to the end.
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Jan 2, 2008 11:48 AM CST Who did you grow up with
my mom and grandpa raised me til i was 10...

then my mom married and the step dad took over....i love my mom!
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Jan 2, 2008 12:19 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Scottishlass
ScottishlassScottishlassKnoxville, Tennessee USA672 Threads 29 Polls 4,352 Posts
my parents divorced when i was 12 yrs old. and each one got an apt in the same building - mom on 1st floor & dad on 2nd floor. my brother & i were free to choose who we wanted to stay with, so we just went back & forth.
it was easier then the 2 of them living together and constantly fighting and bickering.
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Jan 2, 2008 12:19 PM CST Who did you grow up with
PILIPALA
PILIPALAPILIPALACardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK220 Threads 5,912 Posts
Both parents 2 brothers 3 sisters one dog one cat. a rabbit. And total freedom to run wild in the moutains it was fantastic, Wish life was as good now
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Jan 2, 2008 12:20 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Fallingman
FallingmanFallingmanDublin, Ireland45 Threads 17 Polls 18,473 Posts
Of course that was before the world ended! lol. Life was always better "back then" wave
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Jan 2, 2008 12:23 PM CST Who did you grow up with
PILIPALA
PILIPALAPILIPALACardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales UK220 Threads 5,912 Posts
Yea in the good old daysroll eyes
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Jan 2, 2008 12:26 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Tiffanie
TiffanieTiffanieNijkerk, Gelderland Netherlands41 Threads 1,573 Posts
I can share your sentiment.
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Jan 2, 2008 12:31 PM CST Who did you grow up with
jodigirlsfree
jodigirlsfreejodigirlsfreeConway, South Carolina USA50 Threads 2,300 Posts
I grew up being a pawn in my parents divorce game..I was passed around from relative to relative like a dube....by the time I was 13 years old I was on my own ...working a job at burger chef( lied about my age...it was easy in those days to get fake id's)
I met and married someone much older than I and at too young of age....many mistakes have been made along the way due to this self taught way of survival...Never stayed in one school long enough to make friends...
seen the bottoms of garbage cans and the insides of gas station bathrooms more than i care to remember....
I am not bitter about this as the lessons I have learned have taught me the most valuable of lessons...
what is really important in this messed up world..
love..kindness..compassion...empathy...
may i say humbly...I think i did a pretty good job raising myself in spite of it all.....




wow...I have never said that before actually feels goodwine
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Jan 2, 2008 12:32 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
Oo Lass I really like that idea thumbs up
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Jan 2, 2008 12:34 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Mussygak
MussygakMussygakSaint Louis, Missouri USA5 Posts
HEYYY...WAZZ UP? EHEHhug handshake
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Jan 2, 2008 12:34 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
Jodi that a sad.. but great story applause applause applause Well Done hug
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Jan 2, 2008 12:35 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Mussygak
MussygakMussygakSaint Louis, Missouri USA5 Posts
YUPPPP....
ANYONE WATS TO TALK..
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Jan 2, 2008 12:41 PM CST Who did you grow up with
firstllight
firstllightfirstllightStrasburg, Virginia USA6 Threads 1 Polls 1,020 Posts
That seems like a perfect resolution.
Did either of your parents date other people?
Did they bring them around?
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Jan 2, 2008 12:57 PM CST Who did you grow up with
jodigirlsfree
jodigirlsfreejodigirlsfreeConway, South Carolina USA50 Threads 2,300 Posts
hugThanks sweets

of note:



should also be said that I put myself through college
raised 4 kids as a single mom while working and going to school...



If I have taught my children self sufficency then....it was all well worth every step along the way...........grin angel
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Jan 2, 2008 1:45 PM CST Who did you grow up with
BamaBob
BamaBobBamaBobCullman, Alabama USA4 Threads 114 Posts
No doubt Jodi... you've lived the life and know it's true meaning and value. KUDOS to you!

So many people take so much for granted and demand they have everything handed to them and to be catered to. You, my dear, are what life's all about... you found yourself and flourished from the things you were denied. Tho' I feel that I was blessed as a child I still sometimes feel that I had the same struggles that you had.... just because you have a family and a home does not mean that life is or has been easy. Money and material things don't mean shit when it comes to being happy.
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Jan 2, 2008 1:47 PM CST Who did you grow up with
jodigirlsfree
jodigirlsfreejodigirlsfreeConway, South Carolina USA50 Threads 2,300 Posts
thumbs up you said a mouthful my friend....wine
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Jan 2, 2008 2:08 PM CST Who did you grow up with
jodigirlsfree
jodigirlsfreejodigirlsfreeConway, South Carolina USA50 Threads 2,300 Posts
but....this is not a sad story..it is one of encouragement....to show that no matter how the deck is stacked against you ....you can overcome....
it is from these times in my life that give me the strength to overcome the strifes i suffer today..........







never give up...






never say never....




power comes from withinhug
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Jan 2, 2008 2:10 PM CST Who did you grow up with
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
Awww you have given me goosebumps now..

You must be very proud of how strong you are Jodi applause wine hug
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Created: Jan 2008
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