Do you get along with everyone in your family?

August 20, 2009 5:46am CST
Do you get along with everyone in your family? Also your partners family if you have one? Are there people you "clash" with? What do you do at family gatherings with the ones that you dont get along with? I get along with everyone in my own family, we are all very close and my mum in particular is like my best friend. I get along great with my partners family but there are a couple of people that i dont really like, luckily there arent his immediate family, so when i see them i am just civil and polite and try not to talk to them too much.
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@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
20 Aug 09
i pretty much do on both side of the famlies. my one brother i dont talk with and there is my sister in law, we're ok but not like we used to be, because she and her daughter is stuipd. .
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20 Aug 09
They are stupid? How so?
20 Aug 09
Wow thats really crap!! Some people like to take advantadge of other peoples kindness and turn it to somehow work in their favour. I dont blame you for not liking them if they act like that.
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@daliaj (5681)
• India
20 Aug 09
I get along with most of the people in my family. I try to behave in a better way to everybody even if my parents are not in good terms with them. I hate gossping and throwing stones each other. Some reltives try to put other relatives in a difficult situation and I extremely hate it. I try to ignore those kind of people, but leave them a smile whenever I meet them.
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20 Aug 09
I hate being put into awkward positions too, some people are selfish though and they have to make everything about them
@tintukm (1083)
• India
20 Aug 09
Family means bonds that are for ever in your lifetime.One must get together with family whenever possible.The all togetherness makes one feel they aren't alone. Family means love,caring,strength,feelings,pains and all in a bowl of mixed emotions.There are problems in every bonds but every time they must be solved by not at least asking for excuses.Family holds the roots of love,indeed.
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
20 Aug 09
Yes, I do get along very well with my parents and siblings. My siblings and I grew very close. I guess, those petty quarrels when we were still kids don't count I also have a good relationship with my parents. We rarely fight or have a misunderstanding. And we owe it to a very good communication between all of us. As for my husband's family, I do get along very well with them, too. As a matter of fact, his sister and I are a lot closer than the two of them(brother and sister). I also get along well with my mother-in-law. Which I am so greatly grateful for. Because I'm very much aware that there are lots of people who have problem with their in-laws.
@Robin114 (23)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I can't say I get along with everyone in my family, but it's not so bad that I can't be in the same room with them, I didn't get along with my ex family members I could not be around them, unfortunately this took a toll on our relationship so we broke up, I loved him but his family made it really hard, sometimes it is really sad because family members of a loved one wants you to take whatever they dish I out I am one of those people that can not do that, me and my ex are still friends to this day, but his family can kick rocks.
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@tutor19us (455)
• India
20 Aug 09
If I dont get along with somebody or have a clash, I just remain polite. But if they rub me the wrong way, I give it back, diplomatically and move away. I never shout, lose temper or do any such thing.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
20 Aug 09
i must admit. I have a very very close connection to everyone in my family. of course people say and do things that i don't like or don't agree with. but I get along with everyone in my family. from aunts and uncles, to brother, sister, and all of my couins. my wonderful little nieces, just everyone!! i am truely blessed that way i must admit. to have such a strong close family bond
@realan (520)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Luckily, I also get along with everyone in my family. I do have a few friends that have a lot of problems with their in laws. I try to stay way from any conflicts.
@srganesh (6344)
• India
20 Aug 09
All fingers in a hand are not alike and so as that all people can't be alike.Some are close to us and some hate us for no reasons.We can't avoid them in a family gathering.So,the best way is to avoid them or ignore them.Only if they come and speak to me,I answer a little.Otherwise,I don't turn to them.Cheers!
@Sreekala (32820)
• India
20 Aug 09
Hi Now I am staying away from both family but I am close to each person in both families. A family get together is really nice especially when we are visiting them that also once in a year. Everybody at home (both) eagerly waiting for our visit.
@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
20 Aug 09
I don't get along with my family because it made up of mostly women. When you put a bunch of women what do you get drama. They are know to start up some drama every day. I try my best to stay away from them and they still manage to bring me in the middle of it. They think it is a problem if I don't speak to them I stay in my little corner. I am know as the antisocial one of the family. Happy lotting
20 Aug 09
Oh god yes women like drama, i think thats half of the reason i try not to get too involved in my partners family, i dont mind drama in my own family but not other peoples
• United States
13 Sep 09
I am considered to be the black sheep of the family grew up in a very disfunctional situation so never had a chance to get to know much if any of the family. I have no contact with my parents my sister I still talk to now and then we were closer but had a problem recently so who knows. As far as other relatives I never really knew them I know some people feel connected through blood feel some bond I never understood it. I have no desire to seek these people out they are strangers to me so that they remain. One can not pick there family this is true but throughout life I have found others that have become closer than my family ever could be. This family I get along with all of them love them although do not see most of them anymore/
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
hi polo princess!^^ i don't get along with everyone in my family. i don't get along with my mother, my brother, my sisters and their children. but that's not saying we always quarrel. it's just that we're not close. i have my world of my own and they have their own. i do get along well with my 2-year old niece and 3-year old nephew. ^^;; and i have this niece, i think she's 16 or whatever. i don't like her. in fact, i kinda hate her. there's just a lot of bad things that happened, not between us but within the family because of her. she's a selfish stupid brat. and i just so hate her.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
4 Sep 09
i do not have a big family but the ones i do have i do not get along with!!
@K46620 (1993)
• United States
27 Aug 09
lol, not really. I get along with my parents ok but not very much with my brother.
• Indonesia
25 Aug 09
I am famaliar with the whole family because the family everything for me
@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
23 Aug 09
I get along with everybody except my kids. I even get along well with my in-laws. I get along fine with my ex-wives, too. It's only the children who only get in touch when they need something.
• United States
22 Aug 09
Many years ago, I opted out of the family entirely. I have nothing to do with any blood relatives at all.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I can't think of a single person in my family I don't like. Of course there are some I like better than others, but I really like all my family.
@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
22 Aug 09
I get along well with my ex-husband's family. We've been divorced for almost two years, but his family still invites me to functions like big dinners and picnics. Recently my ex-father-in-law passed away. It was very difficult. He was my dad. I'm very fortunate that I still get along with my ex's family. I've met most of my sweetie's family, and so far we get along very well, and he says they love me. I consider myself very lucky.