Is friendship greater than family?What's your opinion?

India
November 20, 2011 8:38am CST
Sometimes in life,our family members may denounce us.Sometimes,we won't get any help or suppot from them.In such cases,good friends will be more helping.I experianced many such cases. By the way,what's your opinion about this?Have you experianced any situations like this?Friendship or family,which is greater?
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@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
20 Nov 11
In my opinion, they're both equally important. Sometimes your friends will stand by you, other times your family. I think they should be somewhat complementary. Some things you can't discuss with your family, but you can talk about them with your friends. But your family will offer you financial support if you need it (at least in some cases), and they will make sacrifices for you that a friend may never make. I think we should have both in our lives (friends and family) in order to be happy.
• India
20 Nov 11
You are right liliac26.I supports you.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
Our family will always be our family. Sometimes we feel like they are neglecting us..but no. maybe they are only giving us some lesson to learn from our mistakes. Friends are also helpful and always there when we need help.
@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
21 Nov 11
Hello shanayasmin, I have not experienced it. Whenever i needed my family's support they are always with me and whenever i needed friend's support i have found them with me. But i always give priority to my family they are more important to me as they are my liability.
• Bangladesh
21 Nov 11
I think we must not compare between friends and family. Friends are important in when we need friends and family is important when we need family. Like, family will invest for our study and other household purpose but friend will not do like that and friend will be very much helpful on the matter which we cant share with family or in case family cant help us. So, both are equally important in our life.
• India
21 Nov 11
Hello shanayasmin, I could say that in some cases friendship is greater than family. But I could say that since we are spending our majority time with you family members than friends, the priority goes to them.
@grace147 (223)
• Philippines
20 Nov 11
To chose between family vs a friend is tight. We say family is greater by virtue of blood line. Blood is thicker than water is the reality at the end of the day. A friend til the end can be considered a family too. Its a matter of what kind of family and a friend we have. A family can be a friend too vice versa a friend can be part of the family. what is important is how they exercise and express their love and care in a given situation when we needed them most. A case to case base, but what is of greater value is family - we can have many friends but only one family there will be.
@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
20 Nov 11
Hi! Family comes at its own place, while friends are important at their own place. Sometimes friends prove more important than family members. To me both are important and could not be substitute for each other. Nice post.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
20 Nov 11
Sometimes friends are family and sometimes family are friends. Sharing a blood line doesn't make it a good, supportive relationship. We don't choose our family and sometimes they will not be good for us, but we do choose our friends and we probably chose them for a reason.
@Mashnn (4503)
20 Nov 11
I have not experience such a situation where I was to chose between the two but for me, no matter what, I would stick to my family than friends.