Is your family a village?"Yes! My life would be a barren bar·ren
1. Not producing offspring.
2. Incapable of producing offspring.
barren adjective Gynecology Infertile, sterile, fruitless, inconceivable place without the men and women who were not born to be, but chose to be, my family."
"I live in the heart of the Bible Belt Bible belt
Those sections of the United States, especially in the South and Middle West, where Protestant fundamentalism is widely practiced.
Bible belt . I'm I'm
Contraction of I am.
Our Living Language Speakers of some scattered varieties of American English sometimes use I'm instead of I've or I have in present perfect constructions, as in in a red state that's surrounded sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
n. by many other red states. Nope, not too many villagers here."
"Between biological and chosen family, we all take care of one another!"
"Just our kid, my partner, and me--we like it that way."
"Definitely. I babysit my ex-wife's kid. My partner and I spend holidays with my ex and her husband's family or with our extended 'family' of friends. My family of origin lives far away but all in one place, and we're all there for one another."
"I don't have a family. I just have me, myself, and I. Ever since I came out and moved away as a teenager Teenager
See also Adolescence.
high-school senior has problems with girls and his father. [Am. Drama: O’Neill Ah, Wilderness! in Sobel, 15]
teenaged film character of the 1940s. [Am. , it has become clear to me that the only person I can depend on in this screwed-up world is myself."
Yes 42% No 47% Unsure 11% How readers responded to the Advocate.cam poll question featured in the July 15 issue of The Advocate