Why are friends more helpful than relatives?

@aroraasr (428)
India
January 8, 2007 5:53am CST
Do you people agree that friends are more helpful than our relatives? I have seen in many cases that at the time of problem, its your friends who come forward to help you and your relatives always seek excuses. Why this happen?
2 responses
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i think it is because we are bonded to are relatives by blood which means that we have no choice on who are relatives are gonna be. while friends, we became friends with other people by choice and by the likeness in our characters. when we became friends with someone, it is sure that we care for that person while a relative may choose whether to care or not to care.
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
8 Jan 07
Although it's not always the case but obviously you choose your own friends and don't choose your relatives, your relatives may hate you or dislike you but friends always care for you or they wouldn't become your friend in the first place.