How many among mylot members live with an extended family?

@Neriz69 (1037)
Philippines
August 21, 2007 7:52am CST
We live in a compound of four families. My brother, father and other relatives. We are doing fine and I like being with other relatives around. How about you, do you like living with your relatives?
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
21 Aug 07
About 5 years ago.. I used to live with my extended family.. And that is namely, my dad, dad, brother, my grandmother and grandfather. 5 aunts.. 3 uncles.. and about 13 cousins.. Yeah.. It's nice living with your extended family.. But from my experience and maybe you can even relate to this.. I often feel so annoyed with the noise,.. my little cousins playing outside and shouting at each other.. my aunts fight verbally against each other.. some cousins argue about little things. When I want to study, I can't concentrate because of some noise.. But even with the setbacks, I still am happy to experience living with my extended family.. Even though my family moved to another place and left our relatives there.. I know that deep inside, we left our hearts. We are still a family. and I just miss them all. :(
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Yes I know what you mean. I'm a working mom and the weekends are the only time I can rest, but of course you can with all the noise. You are right again when you said they are still family. I wouldn't exchnage it for the world.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
23 Aug 07
After I got married, I was staying with my in-laws for about 5 years. I did not like it at all because I find that there's no privacy. I could not do what I liked. Moreover, my father-in-law smokes and I could not stand the smell while my mother-in-law is not very particular about cleanliness. I'm very glad when I could finally move out.
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@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
lucky you!!in-laws sometimes can be a factor for a marriage to fail.
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Oh, living with in-laws are a different thing. I love my In-Laws, but I rather visit them from time to time than live with them. I understand your point.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Me too I lived in a cmpound with my ex-husbands relatives but we have separates doors. Were doing fine eventhough my husband does not lived here his relatives wants me and they don't want me to go and leave the house.
@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Good for you. That is cool.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Oh my dream is to one day win the lottery (hahaha) and buy many acres of land and build houses for my husband and I and our children and their families. The houses would not be too close to each other but close enough to see them and the grandkids and easy access for the grandkids to come visit anytime they wanted to. I am the type of person who hates to be alone so this would be the idea thing for me. I do envy people with big families and who get to see each other often.
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@Neriz69 (1037)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Me too, I love being with relatives, they are my source of energy and inspiration.
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@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
30 Aug 07
Yes I do, and I really enjoyed living with them. Thanks