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Hello. I have no family apart from a couple of cousins (one who I have a Christmas card only relationship with and another who lives thousands of miles away), and I have often thought that it would be good to belong to a support group of people in the same situation. It can be so lonely not having anyone close to belong to. I have a circle of friends but, apart from one who is in the same boat, they don't understand what it is like to be in this situation. I live in the north west of England, and would be interested in a local support group.
Hi there,

I work from home so am often by my computer so I get the notifications to this thread almost straight away. Yes, Im not sure how to go about finding or starting a support group. Do you have any ideas at all? I am really busy building a new website so can't put too much into it at the moment but am interested to see how many more people out there are looking for the same thing?

Keep the comments coming - maybe if people see this page is updated regularly they might be more likely to jump on in....


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I was disowned by my family at 16,im 34 now.I came on here as i feel so lonely and incomplete without a family,i need to belong.Nobody undertands this pain that i carry with me

Hugs to you all

I don't think there is any point in wallowing in our own self pity......it is a sad situation but there are others who are far worse off. I said in a previous post that I get email alerts when anyone posts on this thread but I am looking for people who want to help themselves.....if so, please message me.....

The best to all of you.....

having a sadistic dysfunctional family could be much worse than not having a family. my family subjects me to incessent taunts and bullys impulsively, i just can't understand how to handle it. i would really love to join a support group. if anyone creates please do notify.


(arrangement of this website has changed so much, i'm an old user and things used to be different at that time, i can't understand how i can make an independent reply, the only way seems to be to click on the reply of a users post, hope their message doesn't come a quote and their is no submit button only save button.)
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Hi Golden,

I agree with you re having a sadistic family can be much worse than having no family at all. There is definitely a gap in the market for a kind of support group for people like us. I guess what we are all looking for are real and genuine people we can turn to and rely on and not the many fair weather "friends" that float around pretending to be this and that but when it comes down to it - they flounder.....

Wonder if we need a kind of dating agency but without the dates!! Somewhere where we can find genuine people and become lifelong partners in a purely platonic sense of course. Or a support group much like others, catering to our needs. But what are our needs?? I am confused.....

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I also understand the pain of being without a loving family.

As Richard Bach stated in his book "Illusions"

1.The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

2.Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.

3.Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

Blessings to each of us!

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In a world that emphasizes family connections, it is very very difficult and lonely to be completely without family. For many years (about 15) Ii have been looking for a group of people who are alone and would like to create their own "family" of others who are also alone.

Noone has responded to this person's post. I am willing to "meet" this woman online and try to make a connecion, because i understand her distress so well because we share the same aloneness.

I think this website can bring us together, through email.

Thank you.

Viola M.
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