Definition Essay: Family Is Everything

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Most people may say “family is everything,” but to others, that statement does not apply. Family does not necessarily mean biological; it has unwritten meanings. Family can be defined as a group of people who are related, but it can also be a friend or somebody unrelated. Family is not about who has been known the longest or who is associated with more. Even if you look exactly alike, are the same height, have the same personality or were raised the same, it is a person who is there even when it is not convenient for them, somebody who is more supportive rather than destructive and lastly, it is somebody who is accepting of who another person is instead of trying to change what makes them, them. Occasionally, people who are considered family …show more content…
It is also people who are unrelated, but act as they are family or parental figures. My dad had a job that spanned from the summer of 2006 up until the winter of 2013 as a priest in Centreville, Maryland. Over the years, my family had met and became great friends with the people at church. At one point, the church hall was in our house while an addition was added to the church. I could lie and say everything was fine, but between my parents always being at work, my siblings avoiding their chores, and older dogs, the house was hard to keep up all the time. When my sister got into her car accident, we were at the hospital all day for days at a time and we had no real time to do pick up the house or do what we needed to do. During this time, I was in tenth grade and learned that people were giving my dad a difficult time at work because people felt that they could do whatever they wanted and my dad disagreed which caused issues resulting in him quitting. The people we considered friends and even family did nothing but watch or act as if they did not know us. When he quit, the people at the church gave us roughly a week to two weeks to move or discard three stories worth of possessions. We ended up discarding most of our things because the house we moved to was much smaller and we did not have enough space in storage. The people at the church never let us say goodbye and we found out that lies were told to them about …show more content…
In eighth grade, I was quiet and socialized with only 6 people on a regular basis. That all changed when I decided to meet a new friend. His name is Sean and he sat across from me in my first period class for most of the school year. We had gotten to know each other’s interests, his being pizza and memes. Not long after, we began dating and that’s where everything changed. We were inseparable in such ways that I thought we were made for each other. We had the same common interests and very similar personalities, but one thing I absolutely loved about him was that he could make anybody laugh. Sean is about 6’5” with hazel green eyes and dirty blond almost brown hair. He was unlike any other person I have ever met or so I thought. We dated for four years and four months and like most relationships, they had both good and bad points but overall, for me, it was a happy experience. Over the four years, we supported each other and made countless efforts and sacrifices for the sake of our relationship because we both believed that it would last. But throughout our senior year in high school, our relationship hits difficult times because of preparing for college, jobs, and my free time being taken up by going to see my parents. We managed to make it work throughout that time, but things seemed to be getting worse. There was less communication and our personalities changed through that time. We were both in our own

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