do you live close to or far from your direct family?

@Zorrogirl (1503)
South Africa
July 5, 2007 4:21am CST
like your parents or sibblings and grandparents? my family lives quite close together and i really like that. i love them dearly. only my sister lives ear away. thats really sad for me.
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@Sushicook (690)
• Sweden
5 Jul 07
I used to live far away from my entire family, but after I moved they are all close. The one living furthest away is my grandmother, but it's still only an hours travelling so I can visit her often.
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
5 Jul 07
its better that way. life is too short to waste love and time that could have been spent with family.
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• Sweden
5 Jul 07
Exactly. My grandparents are getting old, so I really want to spend as much time as I can with them before they pass away.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
5 Jul 07
My mother is staying with us in a granny flat, my husbands sister, and mother lives in PE. My two brothers are staying in the same town as me Richards Bay and my daughter lives in the UK.
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
5 Jul 07
thats nice to know. my sister may also be going to the uk soon. if she doesnt go to germany. my grandparents live in the house next to my parents. but my parents are planning to divide their house in two. it will give them more peace of mind if they lived even closer. .
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@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I stayed in town with my mom while my brother & sister left town. My brother is back now, but my sister loves where she's at now. My parents moved from NJ when I was a small child so I never remember living close to my grandparents or cousins.
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
5 Jul 07
i am glad you live close to some family. my sister wont come back either. she will most likely settle in europe.
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@arcidy (5013)
• United States
5 Jul 07
yeah I live pretty close lol I do live with them I do love my family a lot and I dont think that i could ever move far away from them it would be to hard for me because I would miss them so much so if I did move out I would move to an apartment in the same city as my parents and grand parents.
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@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
5 Jul 07
you wont be sorry if you stayed close. i apreciate their love every day.
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• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
We are not that close to each other, but not very far either. It is a 2 hour drive from my house to my parents. Before this, my married brother lives with my parents but he will be moving out soon. My other sister who's already married too now lives far away and takes 9 hours to reach her by car. I think if we all live together nearby it would be great.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
5 Jul 07
thats really far. my parents live 5 minutes drive from us and so do my grandparents and parents in law. my sister lives in saudi arabia and i miss her everyday. she is my best friend next to my husband.
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@tere77 (51)
6 Jul 07
I still live at my parents house with my hubby and baby. Though we already have a house of our own but it is still not that livable so for the time being we are still staying here. My mom also doesn't want us her children to live far away. But my other sibling who are already married want to be independent and live on their own. But most of my siblings make it a point to visit us during weekends especially if there are special occasions like birthdays.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I live with my parent's house and my brother's house. Its all in the same city. My brother lives far from us with his family but comes home like once or twice a year. I stay in my brother's house since they live in another city far from us. God bless!