Mother's family or father's family: which one are you closer to?

Western Sahara
November 7, 2007 3:12pm CST
My dad's family was close to nonexistent while growing up.We had a real good relationship with mom's family.Is this the same in your family?It there a theory about a female keeps her kids closer to her side of the family?Or are there many reasons in society why this happens.
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6 responses
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
9 Nov 07
Hi, My dad's and mom's family both are more close as I had spend my vacations alternatively with both families. My fathers brother and mothers brothers they all are close. My father were four brothers members and my mothers family were of nine. I usually spend my school vacations with their children who are my cousins. Hence I hope I just confused to calculate to which side I am too close.
@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Neither. I am from an abusive family & I try to keep my distance now.
@michecu (637)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
I'm closer to my father's family. My mother is the youngest in their family that's why when she married and had us most of her sibling already have families of their own. While my father is the eldest and his younger siblings didn't marry so they helped in taking care of us.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
I have always been much closer to my mother's family. Partly because they are the more loving side of the family and partly because we live alot closer to them then to the family on my father's side. I have cousins my age on my mother's side that live close to me so we really grew up together.
@diillu (5128)
7 Nov 07
My mother is the only child and we are like our grandparents only grandchildren. So, our grandparents from mum side was always there with us as long as I remember. They used to love us alot and used to visit us often but this never happened with my fathers family. Grandparents from my father were kind of quite strict type. They sometimes visited us with the up-tight discipline. So, I was kind of close to my moms' family.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
7 Nov 07
In my case, I am closer to my mothers side of the family. My aunts and my uncle on my dads side I don't keep in contact with anymore. I dont even know if they are still alive. They are all in their 80's now if the are. I don't even know my cousins on that side. It's a shame really. Don't know if there is a theory about it. I would be interested to see if anyone here responds that they are closer to the dads side. That would debunk the theory about females keeping their kids closer.