What will you do in this critical situation? (honest answers are appreciated)

New Zealand
October 24, 2008 5:30am CST
If you have some situation like this in your life that if you have to live with your family, you should forget your friends and if you have to be with your friends, you should forget your family. What will you do in this critical situation? Whom do you chose?
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8 responses
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
24 Oct 08
Hello,McMohon! Be always practical in your choice.Friends are stopgap arrangements.They will entertain you so long you are in a position to entertain them.When you control your purse they will quit you.Often the friends misguide you and put you in ambiguous situations.But your family member never behave like that.They will stand by your side in every odd situation and give you the moral strength.So definitely I will go with my family and under no circumstance I leave them for humiliations.thanx.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Hey vince! That is a very tough situation, but they say that you should always choose your family. I don't know. Your family is supposed to take preference over anyone and everyone. How can you put your friends before family? I know that this is difficult because I have had this problem myself. As much as I love my Mom, I can't live with her and she can't live with me. I would rather stay in NY then go live with her in Florida and of course I rather be here with my friends and she would rather be there with her friends. But every situation is different. If there are children involved that would definitely make the situation even more difficult. Only you know what this situation is that you are talking about and who is involved so it is difficult to say without knowing who and what is involved.
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I hope I never come to that point although I have been abandoned by friends and family at one time in my life. It is a sad situation but it happens. Cheers!!
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
That's a tough answer. But for me, since you've chosen to have a family, it is better to choose/fight for them most of the time. Losing a family member is a big loss since nobody can replace you. Friends are also important but it should be them who would understand the situation. But then, you cannot expect for it at some other times.
• India
24 Oct 08
I would go for my friends. Ofcourse friends mean a lot to me but then my first priority would always be my family. They have sacrificed their lives to makes ours. But I am sure such a situation will never happen and i'll balance between my friends and family. But if that happens I would go for my family. Thanks
• India
24 Oct 08
Hi I'll stay with my family and feel forced to leave my friends. The reason is that friends are more considerate and their expectation isn't very much high. So, i think if I properly explain to them the situation and leave, they would leave for me a room to come back. But family is always expecting too much. Once I leave them, I don't think they will easily accomodate me later on. Anyway, it'll be a hard decision for me.
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I'd choose my family of course. Friends are very important as well but no one will ever support and be with you all the way other than your own family who shares the same blood as you. Family is really the best choice for me.
• Romania
24 Oct 08
This is not an easy answer, depends of many circumstances. If you reffer to your parents as your family, i would go with my friends. But again, if this is the case and the parents are in need, their health is damaged, i would stay with them, or try to support them somehow.