will you still live close to your family?

Philippines
June 9, 2008 11:25pm CST
if you will have your own family will you choose to live close to your family? would you like to stay in the same village or town where your family is or not? why?
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12 responses
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
For me, yes. Right now, I am living my mom and sister. Our dad left us 10 years ago and never showed up again. I took the responsibility as the man of the house and our home a bit too big for just the 3 of us. When I get married, most probably we'll stay here. I still want to help out with my mom and sister.
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
thats so very nice of you..taking care for the women of your family..may God always bless you for that kindness of yours.
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Thank you. That's the least I could do. We stuck together during rough times. Can't bear it if I go away. It's also good I'll be bring a new member to the family. or members.
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
yup..im sure your mom will be happy to have her grandchildren with her..^_^
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
My husband and I share the same wish. To live near our extended families in just one village. Much better if we could live within one compound. My sister is only a few blocks away from our house and is also in the same village were we live. But my husband's parents and siblings live in another city. We are a close knit family and we enjoy bonding together. We cant get enough of each other, the same with my husband's. We fight but just petty and could be resolved as soon as possible. My in-laws are so fond of me and they are really good people even my sister-in laws. I'm so lucky to have them.
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
thats so nice..^_^ i wish that it will be the same for me when i have my own family..
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Jul 08
i wanted to live near my family because i want to oversee my parents if what happen to them everyday specially my mom because she is very sickly but the situations didn't allow us to be near. I live far from them, maybe i will get married here and we live here because my business are here and all of my earnings are taken from here. I am still monitoring my parents everyday through phone calls or texts.
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
I think it's a good thing to remain close to your family when it comes to the amount of time you spend together, but not as in living close. I live over an hour from my parents & stuff but only because i needed to be somewhere that i could be independent & be able to do things myself & make my own decisions without my parents always wanting to make them for me. My Mum always complains about how far away we are from them but she also doesn't realise that the closer we move to them, the more the houses are - i honestly couldn't afford to live where they do, my Mum just doesn't seem to understand that part. They're only about half an hour from the city & being in that area is costly these days. My home is in the country in a small town, about 1 1/2 hours from the city or so - it's lovely here & we've all settled in nicely with the people who live around us & i don't think i would want to move anyway. I guess time will tell but u do prefer to live a while from my family just so i can have some peace, some independence, some privacy & be able to take care of my own family the way i want to without daily pop ins - that would be too much i think!
• United States
12 Jun 08
We live in a large home. My immediate family (myself, husband and our children) along with my parents (Ha...yes, by choice!) and we gained my sister when she went through her divorce, and her children half time. We had to buy a bigger house, but it is so joyful (most of the time!) to have my children have their grandparents here with us to spend time together.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yes, I am very close to my family and I prefer to live in the same village so that I could see and visit them more often. If there is one thing I really do enjoy, it is the moments I am with them ...having sweet fellowship while eating and chatting. Aside from this, in times of need, you have your family who could easily help you and vice versa.
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I will choose to live near my family. Because I wanted to always be with them. If I only live near them I will save some money that is used for transportation just to visit them and also I will save time.
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
I guess,I won't...lol... I still don't know why but as of now,I don't want to.
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
10 Jun 08
NO i would not like i know what the ideal thing is to like kbring up your family where you were brought up as a child but i at least want to live a life outside the place i stay , i at least want to tell my kids stories of where ive been besides down the block
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
10 Jun 08
For me I would always love to live as close to my parents and brother as possible. My parents live a short 20 mins away and my bro is less than 5 mins away. I dont know what the future holds, but it would be nice.
• Nepal
10 Jun 08
I want to stay in the same home but i am not staying with my family, i am in differenct city for various reason.
@agihcam (1916)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
It is depend on the situation.For me,I could not live within my family or the same place with my family since my job was very far from that location so I did stay where my wife is.