Do you have to like your family?

10 Answers

dragonfly fortysix Profile

I love my family, but there are a few members who I don't like at all.

Smiley Crankenhoof Profile

Nope! You don't have to like anybody if you don't want to. If they say something about it, tell them I gave you permission not to!

Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

As someone once said. "God gave you your family, he allows you to choose your friends".

8 People thanked the writer.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Reminds me of a quote from Gregory Peck.

Back in the 1950s he was in Oz making a movie with Ava Gardner as his leading lady. He threw a party for the cast and crew and one journalist was surprised that the lady wasn't there. Peck said, "I don't get to choose who I work with; I do get to choose who comes to my home."
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

It probably depends what you mean by "like".

I love my kids though there have been odd times I haven't liked some of them very much -- or, at least, their attitudes. And I have a sibling whose whole conversation is centred around racism and bigotry. I don't like him at all. It's always a relief when I don't hear from him for a few months.

But I've been lucky with my family at large and most are both lovable and likeable. It isn't like that for everybody. You have to decide for yourself.

Phil Mayfield Profile
Phil Mayfield answered

Of course not. I have found that family is more likely to act stupid around other family members. There seems to  be some sort of unwritten permission to do so. Maybe because, since you did not choose them, you cannot reject them either. It appears those types also do not socialize much either. Socializing NOT being with relatives, but with unrelated members of "society" (friends and acquaintances). Part of their problem stems from this ignorance of proper social behavior.

Many of my relatives (I prefer to call them that instead of "family") have serious problems. From psychopaths to drunks. Divorcing them was probably the best thing I have ever done for myself.

Of course you don't have to go to that extreme unless you see fit. Having good family, or even just NOT having bad family, is a great benefit in life. Which is why you seldom hear of un-adopted orphans making it big. So try not to go too hard of the idiot relatives of yours. They may not know what they do?

Angela Anthony Profile
Angela Anthony answered

I sure hope not, cos I wouldn't give you a hill of beans for some in my family!

Yin and Yang Profile
Yin and Yang answered

You don't have to like anybody. Just because they share your DNA or blood doesn't mean you will always get along.

Answer Question