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.