can we still call it as a family?

@asliah (11149)
Philippines
February 25, 2013 6:25am CST
i have watched a movie during my rest day and its all about the friendship of three girls and three boys who grew up together without any presence of parents,and i have heard from them they are family,i just think of it if we can still call it as a family even if without the presence of mother nor father?how and why?
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7 responses
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
25 Feb 13
family can be a group of good friends that life so closely together as you have stated its an extended family if you will and does not have to be blood family
• Mexico
26 Feb 13
thank you for sharing this many people would not even think about who a tamily may be
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
30 Apr 13
I think that they can be called a family as they are brought up and grew up together as a family. They are the closest to one another in this case even if they do not have their own parents. Literally speaking, a family is called a family mainly because of the family structure. But in the case mentioned above, it absolutely can be called a family. Thanks for the discussion.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
4 Mar 13
For me,family is the one who always there to lift us up when we our down. Family is there in time of difficulties in any aspect, either in any situation like disasters or in terms of financial constraints. Family supports as emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically well being. If they have done this I think they can be considered as family.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
1 Mar 13
Family are the people who do care of you! To my opinon it has nothing to do with a so called blood bond.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
27 Feb 13
I think that it is the best description that they can have for the kind of relationship they have. Since they have no parents to take care of them, they take care with one another. And that is the concept of a family- being able to give love and care to the people anytime, all the time.
@miryanag (348)
• Bulgaria
26 Feb 13
I think we can call family any form of relationship which creats a family enviroment. It maybe not the traditional family but it's a family after all.
• United States
25 Feb 13
Sure, family isn't always blood. I have friends who are like family because they have been with me through tough times. My family was there but my friends are the ones who really understood what was going on. Parents deal with kids differently than friends do. You can talk to your friends about stuff that you cannot talk to your folks about. Everybody needs friends, they keep you on track and love you for who you are.