Relationship with cousin
May 20, 2008 2:01am CST
I have been brought up by my uncle and his children i.e. my cousins have always treated me like their kid sister. Till today I interact more with my cousins than my own brothers and sisters. I know these cousins of mine will always stand by me whenever I need them. What about you? Do you have cousins and what is your relationship with them?
• Delhi, India
13 Aug 08
Earlier, we used to stay in a joint family, when we were very young. I have good relations with my cousins (be it brother or sisters). However, gradually, when all got married and settled in their respective families, the intensity in relationship came down. Everyone appears to be busy in his/her own family. I just try my best to keep coordial relations with all of them and do not forget to wish them on their special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
14 Aug 08
I am still in favour of the joint family system and wish they would continue. I enjoy myself when we have a family function. The nice thing about my inlaws family is they are all nice to one another whenever we meet so it is fun when we meet during any function.
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24 May 08
I have a lot of my cousins on my mother's side. We're all kinda close, though I can't really say that I have bossom friends among them. But I know I can rely on them. I have this one cousin, he's 2 years older and he's like my brother. My aunt liked to have me around a lot so I often stayed at their house and we slept and played together. Now I live with him and his girlfriend :D
20 May 08
Though I didn't grow up in the same house as my cousins (I have lots of them), we were more like a joint family and grew up like siblings in different houses. We still meet up and consider each other as one big family (though we are spread across the globe). Even our kids know each other and consider my cousin's kids as their siblings. We are there for each other in good times and bad.
20 May 08
i grew up with my cousins in mother's side. thats why since we were kids we were been very close to each other until now. we treat ourselves like brothers and sisters and sometimes they treat me as mother coz i am the eldest among us. i don't get along much with my cousins in the father's side that's why we rarely know each other when we were kids. but now that we've grown up we usually go out together. and its really fun having both sides cousins well.