Relationship with cousin

@mayka123 (11050)
India
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?
8 responses
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 May 08
Hi dear i live in joint family systems and cousins are like brother sisters to us. we share same love Take care
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
20 May 08
Staying in a joint family is really great and it good to know that you all share the same love
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 May 08
Yeah u r right everything has plus and minus points but i believe that in joint family u have more plus points and few negative point, so over all its nice thing Take care
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
21 May 08
Yes in a joint family there are others to share your responsibilities and you have more time to yourself. Otherwise it is just work and work and work
@dpk262006 (56531)
• 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.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
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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@dpk262006 (56531)
• Delhi, India
14 Aug 08
I entirely agree with you when people from a big joint and extended family meet together in a function, it looks awesome and most enjoyable. Such is the life now a days, people only meet in functions etc.
13 Aug 08
quiet different. they are not moving as they so! they are maintaining some distance and even in functions they are like that margabandu www.succeedmyindia.com
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
14 Aug 08
Welcome to mylot. I hope you are enjoying yourself here. Thanks a lot for your response. Happy posting.
@babyanj (131)
• Philippines
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
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
26 May 08
Its good that you share a good rapport with your cousin and so you are able to stay together today. I think in times of need it is good that we have relatives around whom we can rely on.
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Hi there mayka! yes, I have lots of cousins and I am very close to them especially to those who are from my father's side.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
21 May 08
I have 18 cousins from my mothers side and 14 from my fathers side. How many do you have? Do you too have a big family?
@subha12 (18453)
• India
21 May 08
its actually the case. it says that we are more friends with people that we grow up with. may not be they are your siblings.i have cousins with whom i have quite good relation.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
21 May 08
Yes if your cousins are in the same locality where you stay it is easier keeping a good relationship. But what about cousins who stay far and you are able to meet only once in two or three years?
@SViswan (12071)
• India
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.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
21 May 08
Yes its good to be close to your cousins. I am also very close to my cousins and I make sure that my kids meet their cousins also regularly. I want them to have the same kind of relationship that I have with my cousins.
• Philippines
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.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
21 May 08
Yes its really good have cousins both sides. I have been brought up by cousins from fathers side so I hardly know my mothers family. I try and meet my mothers family once in a way but that closeness is not there