Are you a family type of person?

Family - Are you a family type of person.
@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
September 20, 2008 4:20am CST
I love my family, my parents, my two brothers and sisters. However I am not much of a family man. Although I do like to see them once in a while I do not seek re unions very much. Although we live short distances from each other, sometimes it takes us months to see each other. One of my brothers and sister do not see eye to eye, so when we are planning a re-union, it is always a tough job to reach agreement to which place we are going to meet. Are you a family type of person?
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@Pose123 (21660)
• Canada
20 Sep 08
Hi ronaldinu, I too love my family but we don't get together very much anymore because of our ages, and in one case because of the distance. I have one sister and two brothers who are still living. My sister is 85 and my brothers are 82 and 74. I visit my bother and sister who live in the same community and talk often to my brother who is 74 and lives in another part of the country. We are still a close family, as we have always been but the chances to get together are very few now. Blessings.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
20 Sep 08
At least you an keep in touch by phone. That's nice to hear that you try to keep contact that way.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
When I was single, I wasn't much of a family person. I didn't have a very nice family background. My eldest brother and I always fight each other and hurts me a lot. As for my Mom, we always fight. We really have a complicated family. When I got married, that's when I became a family person especially when I gave birth to my daughter. I hardly even go out with my friends because I always wanna go home early to play with my daughter.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
Yes i do believe Iam a family type person but my life is so consumed with doing everything to make sure my house is in order, i do't get to spend the time with my family as I want to. I onyl have one brother and both of my parents are deceased so it's left up to me to be there for my family which is my husband and my two sons.
• Ireland
20 Sep 08
I am not very family orientated towards my brothers and sisters because they all have their own children and grandchildren now and I have mine. I am definitely a family type person with my own children and grandchildren and a day doesn't pass that I don't speak to all of them on the phone. My three children live in different parts of Ireland and I am living within an hours journey of all of them so we all frequently get together at my house. If I was to arrange a meeting with my brothers and sisters, it would be a similar situation to yours and we would all end up moaning so it is not worht the effort. A phone call will suffice.
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• Bangladesh
20 Sep 08
Obviously, I love my a family. I try my best to give enough support to my family. I don't have enough time to hang out with them. But I try my best.
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 08
Yup, we live quite near to each other. My sister's house is about 5 minutes walk to my parents', who stay with my brother. And mine is about 10km (about 15-minute drive). I visit my parents and sister about once a week, and we have get-togethers and dinners for birthdays, Christmas, New Year or any other festivals. Of course, we would have the usual disagreements that siblings have; but we are very close and enjoy spending time together!
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
20 Sep 08
I do Loved my family even that I am having my own family us well and I never stopped being with them when they are in needs for that I consider myself us a Family Man or a Family woman with them because I am the only person with the help of my Husband as well to take good care of my family and everything that they need to do i always support them and find ways to changed their way of living us well and I am Thankful already that they are all out of the Country already.....and the family that they have is in my house so that they could save for the rent....and sure that they could eat 3 times.
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@Sreekala (32953)
• India
20 Sep 08
Yes, I am family a person. I love my family. It is difficult to meet every family members often but trying to meet everyone atleast once in a year. Now the technology is grown up so it is not difficult to keep the contacts eventhough if somebody is living outside the country. We can even see them through webcam. So distance is not a problem to keep in touch. I love to renunion with my family and waiting for the same.
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@00fear (3220)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I am a family type of person. Usually when there are big parties such as weddings, baptisms, etc, and other things going on on the same day, I would rather spend it at the parties than the other thing. Unless its a once in a lifetime but would get a little frustrated but yea, I like to hangout with my family.
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, I live within walking distance of all my siblings, parents, and in laws! I usually see them at least twice a week and we speak daily. Especially my sisters and mom! But we disagree on things but my parents kinda pushed it into our minds that staying close to each other was a very important thing and we have.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
5 Oct 08
thanks for your feedback
@thanujad (405)
• Sri Lanka
13 Oct 08
Yes I'm in love with my family. We cannot live atleast without talking to each other even by phone. Our family is very close as we were brought up in that way by our parents. They taught us the family values from small days. It's so wonderful to keep in tuch because they will be there for you in good times and bad times. But my huband's family is completely different. They don't even talk to each other or see each other. His parents are not living and the rest is not bothered. I don't want my kids to be isolated like that so I take them to visit my husband's family whenever I can.
• India
22 Sep 08
Yes, I am family type of a person. I love to cook and serve all my relatives who come to my place often. My husband's family is a big one and so are his friend's circle. So people keep coming and going. At times it could be a trouble, like when I am not feeling well or when my daughter has a exam and such things. But, otherwise it is a great feeling to be with lot of people, cooking for them, hosting them well and having nice talks with them. But, family politics are a pot and parcel of such get-togethers and cannot be avoided. Even, I have some of them who created lot of politics in my family. Anyways, it feels good to have our loved ones around.:)
@hellcowboy (7378)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I love my parents,I love my grandparents,I love my fiance,and I love my half brother Joey even though I do not get to see the family that often,other than on special holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving,and I am definitely a family person because I like seeing the family whenever I get the chance,even though lately there has been a lot of feuding and fighting among family members,and I can not wait until me and my fiance start a family of our own.
• United States
21 Sep 08
i dont fit in with my family at all due to religious conflicts so sometimes i think its not healthy to see them much.. but i do try to see my family but any extended past brothers and parents i dont.. and the family reunion i never got to know anyone in the like 4 years i went so its not worth it to me
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I am happy to say that I am a family type person. My family live in the same roof and we see each other everyday. We enjoy each others company and enjoy living together.
@littleowl (7157)
21 Sep 08
Hi ronald..yes I am a family person and we are a closenit family but as we all live a distance away from each other we don't all meet up that regularly also one of my sisters and I can be in each others company for a certain while otherwise we start getting a bit argumentative-so its not always something I look forward to us all getting together..littleowl
• United States
20 Sep 08
If you all still have the house that you all grew up in, you could meet there. If not then you all should take turns meeting at one anothers house like once a month. Or to put it on neutral grounds you can all pitch in and rent a conference room at a hotel and have it catered and make it a formal affair.
@rizzu87 (860)
• Malaysia
20 Sep 08
I Love my family more than anything. Family includes only my parents, my siblings and their kids. I dont really like going out with them as my brothers and sister are married so i just dont like to interfere in their personal life. Even if they try convincing me that they dont have any problem me being with them i just dont like that at all. Its because i am in such an age (early 20's) I feel like I am trying to disturb their married life. Although there is nothing as such but still i dont feel comfortable. And when ever they go some where out to family parties i avoid as much as possible. I like to spend that time with my friends rather than meeting the family friends and being a bit formal in front of them.
@ellovire (409)
20 Sep 08
yes i am. i always pray for their safety more than mine. it bothers me whenever a family member faces a problem no matter how small it is. i always want to be with them. i do not want to have issues with any of them. my immediate family have the luxury of time to be with each other almost everyday since we are all working in the same business. and if i cannot be with them, i will call them or message them.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I don't see most of my family for reasons that I won't say here, I do see my brothers an sister and mom an my nieces and nephews. I should see them more often but I am not feeling well most of the time so I am a home body these days.