How Well Do You Know Your Family ?
November 25, 2006 12:48am CST
Weddings, Christenings, Barmitzvahs funerals etc are all occasions when you see your family…….in times of celebration and loss……But outside of these times how close are you to your family ? (I don’t mean geographically……but you probably knew I meant that and so I’ve just wasted a few keypad typos!) I consider myself fortunate that my family are all pretty close. Brothers. Sisters, Aunts , Uncles, Nieces and Nephews all live in relative close proximity and we often speak. There are others that I only see on the occasions above (1) How close to your family are you ?... (2) How often do you see/or have contact with your siblings ? (2a) How many do you have and what are they ?...I have one of each ,both older. (3) Are any of you estranged from your immediate family ? ie Parents ?….children ?.....if you are and don’t mind sharing the situation then I thank you in advance. We choose our friends but not our family. I know many people who are closer to their friends than to their own family for a whole bunch of reasons that I fully understand. (4) Are you satisfied with the the level of family attachment you have ? The reason I ask ? I’m just curious as to how relevant extended family are to our lives in general ,today in the 21st century. (5) What is your opinion ?