How close are you with your family?

@Niah1976 (733)
Philippines
November 3, 2009 11:50am CST
I raised here in a country that really have strong family ties. Like even when you are already old you will still stay with your parents and take care of them personally. How about you guys?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
3 Nov 09
That is good, niah & i know u do all for them u can. I was not close to my parents & will not go into why. It is a very, very long sad story.
@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I'm sorry to hear that Jo. I know that you have your reasons and even if I don't know, I understand you. Well, there are a lot of advantages when you are living in your own. Cheer up! God loves you... Happy my lotting to you
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Nov 09
tHANK U, I'M O.K. I ACCEPTED ALL that years ago. I am sorry things were not different but u just have to roll w/the flow. Have a happy day.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
3 Nov 09
I am very close to my children and grandchildren. I have two sisters and am very close to one of them even though I love the other one.
@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
Oh yeah I understand you. We love more the understanding and gentle ones. LOL! But what's important is that we love them.
@mac6304 (76)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I am currently helping to take care of my grandparents medical needs such as doctors visits, prescriptions laid out for the week, making sure they understand what is going on with there healthcare. They live in a retirement community and are still taking care of themselves on a daily basis, but we had some issues with a doctor that was overmedicating and not testing to see if they really needed the medicine he was prescribing. I can't imagine not helping them out so that they will get to be a part of their great grandsons life as long as possible.
@Niah1976 (733)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
You're such a good person. Hope there will be a lot like you who really value their families. Stay that way. Happy my lotting to you
• United States
18 Jan 10
I am very close to my family. I am fortunate to have loving, supportive people in my life.
• United States
12 Nov 09
I'm 31, and still live with my dad. We help each other out. He's 75 years old, but healthier than me. So he takes care of me with my medical issues, and I try to return the favor with whatever I can. I give him $100 a month, to help pay the heating bill (I live in the basement, so crank up the furnace a lot in the winter!). I run errands for him sometimes, help with special projects like washing the ceiling to remodel the kitchen - he gets really dizzy if he has to look upwards for a long time. Lots of people think it's silly to live with your parents when you should be on your own. But I really don't mind. I love my dad, and to some extent I think he likes having me still around...less lonely for him in retirement, I guess. (I did try to move out once, and he said "Why do you want to do that? You got everything you need here, for free").
• United States
6 Nov 09
I am very close to my family. I have always been close with my family. It was just the way I was raised. When my parents do get old I will take them in and take care of them. I won't let my parents go to any homes but mine. I would always make sure they have what they needed.
@jenzai (389)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
I am close to my family. Even if have a work, still they encourage me to stay in our home rather than stay in my pad. Having close family ties brought forth success in career and personal life, that is according to my experience.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I love my mother and have stayed in town to help her out while my siblings left the area. Now my brother is back in the area. My sister still lives quite a ways away, but she moved our uncle and a cousin to be near her so she can take care of our uncle (mom's brother.) The cousin she moved is actually from the other side of the family.
• New Zealand
4 Nov 09
same with me here. I came from very big family and we are all close to each other and respect the eldery. My brothers still live at home and they are both almost 30 years old. I want to raise my children with the same kind of attitude. hope he will be living with me until he get merried.
@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I think here in the United States family is really important since if you do not have family you do not have anything,and I am really close to most of my family,especially my parents who me and my wife live with right now,and we are gonna get a double wide and put it behind their house,and my parents help us a lot,and they are helping us learn to budget our money,and I am also close to my grand parents and we eat dinner with them from time to time,and we spend time with my great grandmother especially on Friday nights because she can not be alone,which what do you expect she is ninety five years old and she can still move around.
@drdivu (1011)
• India
3 Nov 09
good to hear that...same here..!! I m doctor but till I get married I will stay with my parents..I plan to serve them till I die but not sure of future... Though I m not emotionally close to them much...But I still love them..!!
@jemaries (322)
• Saudi Arabia
3 Nov 09
We brought also with very strong family ties,since when i was child i grew up with my grandmother,uncle,cousin with families in one home.Specially my parents before they are staying with my grandmother's house,but my parent's have many children already they transfer to another house, but still im with my grandmother.During pre-school until high school im with my grandmother.During special occcassions all my aunties we have gathering in my grandma house.