Can friends be like family to you?

I dunno. I've been friends with some amazing people for going-on five years now. I've just got this strong attachment to them I never could've had with my /actual/ family. My family's just... horrible. I can't have normal conversations with them. And they jump at the opportunity to judge and... show more I dunno. I've been friends with some amazing people for going-on five years now. I've just got this strong attachment to them I never could've had with my /actual/ family. My family's just... horrible. I can't have normal conversations with them. And they jump at the opportunity to judge and talk **** about me. They don't accept me for who I am.
It's not like that with my friends. *shrug*
I used to think blood lines tied you together as a family, but maybe it's just how they treat you and vise versa.
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