Are you close with all your cousins?

@mayrah (1037)
Philippines
November 16, 2010 11:05am CST
We can also build friendship with our cousins, they are also like brothers and sisters to us. Personally I wanted to be close all my cousins but unfortunately, I never met them all personally because we were living far from each other, I do agree there are some who have been with me during special occasions but most of them have their parents migrated in other countries just before they were born and have not gone back here in the Philippines until then, so I never met them even once, It's thing there facebook where I can their pictures in that way I ca somehow recognized their looks. How about you? Are you close with all you cousins? What can you say about your relationship with them?
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28 responses
• United States
16 Nov 10
I'd say I'm pretty close to all my cousins, I have a good time when I see them and I see them a couple times a year.
@mayrah (1037)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
wow great relationship with your relatives
@sriroshan (2586)
• India
16 Nov 10
No I am not close to all my cousin the reason for this is some family conflicts from the beginning
@mayrah (1037)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Oh, I understand that could be a barrier.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Hi. mayrah. I am kind of close to my cousins but not to all of them. I am more closer to my first cousin on my mom's side of the family. Although we don't see each other and talk to each other a lot, we have became very close as we were children. On my dad's side of the family, me and my other cousin are close, but not as we used to be. I have many cousins that I am cool with, but there is only one of them that I talk to a lot, and that is my cousin that lives with my grandmother.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
I am close to all my cousins in my maternal side. We grew up together and we saw each other regularly every Saturday. Most of us are best friends of each other. I myself count three cousins as bffs and we still hang out whenever time permits - we see movies together, take vacations and even run together every now and then. It's actually easier to be friends with people you are related to since you tend to have the same views and principles, and so there is less arguing and more fun.
@Blondie2222 (16256)
• United States
17 Nov 10
I'm not that close with my cousins like I want to be. But now that one of my cousins is moving closer to where I live we are keeping in touch more and wanting to hang out more, so hopefully we can bond and become close now. It's better late then never. Some of my cousins I haven't talked to in years and everytime I do and we try to get together to do something they always cancel, so I give up on them. But family should always stick together and keep in contact because you never know what may happen. And your right cousins are like brothers and sisters.
@youless (84618)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Nov 10
I am not very close to my cousins. First, we don't have the similar ages. And the generation gap does make a difference for our relationship. Second, we don't often visit each other. Usually we will see each other once or twice in a year. This is why our relationship won't be close. I love China
• India
17 Nov 10
no i am not close to my cousin.
@chaoz674 (80)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Yes I am close with all my cousins.. I make sure that we bonded every weekend.. Were like brothers and sisters thats how close we are.
@hanni711 (243)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
It's nice to know our relatives and visited them once in awhile.But whenever there's a family gatherings we invited our cousins to come over. I'm not close to all my cousins because we didn't grow together. But when we see each other we can talk about alot of things and there's no gap between us.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Much I want to be closed with them, we can't for we are in a distance. Most of my relatives are in foreign countries but we still have communication though. We still have cousins here in a nearby places and yes, we're still close though we're all busy with our own jobs and families, but still we find times to be together.
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
I am not close just like others, I really am envious with my husband's family and relatives, they are so much of a close-knit family. Even if they are already distant in relationship.
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
It depends on how many cousins I have and how much age gap is between us. Personally, I'm more close to my cousins to my mother's side becuase they also serve as my neighbors. On my father's side, I rarely see them because they are much older and have responsibilities such as their own jobs, interests, relationships and sometimes, their own family as well. Another factor is the distance since I usually go to my father's place once or twice a year. scheduling is also hard since they also have their own commitments. But I try to connect with them through facebook, especially on their birthdays or when when I hear news about them.
@calpro (933)
• India
17 Nov 10
Hi, We used to share a very good relation with all our cousins in childhood. Cousins of my age group we used to be very close and meet every weekend in a month.It used to be so much of fun in child hood. We used to secretly smoke, and do all kinds of naughty things. As time passed by an we grew as adults. Now we rarely find time to meet each other, every body is busy with their life, career, children, family and responsibilities. However when ever we find time we talk to each other over phone and always think to meet. I am sure even if we meet now those days fun will never come again. Childhood days are golden days what do you say? Happy living Calpro
@06MLam (622)
16 Nov 10
I was quite close to my cousins when I was young as I had been the only child at home for about 6 years and had no one to play to at home. Though we seldom met each other after the age of 3 as I had to go to school and not being take care by my auntie, I still enjoyed playing with my cousins when we saw each other during special occasions. As we have grown up, I find that we get further and further apart, what I mean is not the physical distance, it is the relationship. I think the reason we cannot keep it is because we are not young kids anymore and have our own World during working and studying. Though I find it harder to keep in contact with my cousins, we still keep in touch with each other using facebook.
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
I am more close with my cousins on my father side. They are very cool people. They are very approachable and you can hang with them every time. It feels like we are close friends. They are all abroad now and we still keep in touch. I am not keen with my cousins in my mother side. They are full of selfishness and all. And they even does not want to help others who are in need.
@dodo19 (26632)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Nov 10
Unfortunately, I'm not really close to any of my cousins. I wish I was, but it's just hasn't really happened that way. We don't really have the same interests or lifestyles or anything, which has come into play with regards to our relationship. I wish I could say that I was, but it's not the way that it's happened.
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
16 Nov 10
I have only one primary cousin and I had a good relationship with him until this summer, when he got upset on a little thing and since then we don't keep in touch. It is a shame, because I haven't done anything against him, but he felt hurt in some way or just wanted to cut the connections between us and acted like he was hurt. I have other cousins as well, secondary and further, but I don't really know them, so I don't have any relationship with them.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 10
Hi, I do agree with you that cousins can be like brother and sister to us. How I wish I can have very close relationship with all my cousins,but apparently we are not . I am living in another country,so we hardly got chance to meet up. But some of them, we do keep in touch through facebook once a while. but we are not that close. we just have normal chat if coincidently we do online on facebook. I remembered during my childhood, I like to play with some of my cousins. They are younger few years than me,but we really enjoyed playing together. They will either come to visit me or I will go to visit them.
• United States
16 Nov 10
I'm not really close with any of my cousins now. I do have one and we have started talking quite a bit and there's great potential for a relationship. I am hopeful that she and I will become very close!
@JazzMina (46)
• United States
16 Nov 10
I only wish I was close to all my cousins but sadly I'm not. I have a very big family so of course you can see how hard it would be to be close to every cousin I have. I try my hardest to stay in touch with alot of my cousins but some are just easier to talk to then others but dont get me wrong I love them all.