Family

Lives Close to Family: Them: Yes ___ No ___
Do your families live close enough to “pop” in unannounced? That’s always pleasant! Does there seem to be a tie to the family that is extreme in either direction? We know we can’t choose our family, and our generation has gone to the wall to change the dynamics of family life.
Dads get custody of their children, the children live equally at both parents’ homes after a break-up and grandparents are more likely to live in a different state. Families have changed their dynamics drastically over the past twenty years.

I had a particularly difficult time adjusting to my first husband’s family popping in at any time. It was their brother’s home after all. The challenge was that he had eleven brothers and sisters and it seemed like one of them was always there.

Family

Has Large Family: Them: Yes ___ No ___
Do you like large families? Sometimes it’s great, other times it feels like a huge intrusion. I imagine that everyone must feel that way.
It’s rare to find anyone who loves to hang out with his or her families. Most everyone has multiple families these days. It’s a challenge to establish equal participatory rights.
Holidays are great when there is a large family with lots of little ones running around. But it is also very wearing, especially if you’re not around children on a regular basis. It is true that most people don’t realize how loud their own children are.
A small family can also be a lot of fun. You can share more intimate times with each other. Your relationships are generally more concrete.