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Who do you consider to be your relatives?  Anything beyond aunts, uncles, cousins?  How closely or distantly related do you consider kin?

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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 21, 2014
    • My mom was here this morning.  She told me “so and so, blah blah blah, got married”  And I gave her a blank stare and said “who?”  And she tried to explain as I’m tuning out that my cousin’s kid had gotten married.  I have not seen this cousin or her siblings in possibly 30 years.  Wouldn’t recognize them if I met them on the street.  Certainly have no interest in them or their children.    

      I told mom, if I can’t put a name and a face together, I DO NOT consider them to be a relative.  

      My mother seems to always have high hopes that I’ll care about this stuff.  But no.  I don’t and won’t.




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      Diane17 wrote Sep 22, 2014
    • I don’t have a very large extended family.  I have 2 brothers and their kids, an elderly aunt in a nursing home in DC, and my other aunt and uncle. I also have three cousins scattered around the United States.  Two I keep in touch with, the other I don’t.

      I know I have a bunch of relatives in Bolivia but I have never been there and never have met them.




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      Linda L wrote Sep 22, 2014
    • Sadly, it took a funeral of one close cousin to see uncles, aunts, and other cousins I haven’t associated in years. Some of us didn’t recognize each other. At the moment it was a hug and haven’t seen you forever and how are you. However, no one cares to keep in touch and we all live in the same state.  

      I have relatives in Japan, but it was several years ago when I last saw them.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 22, 2014
    • Maybe it’s because I have such a huge extended family that I only acknowledge the ones I have contact with.  I mean just first cousins I have 14 or 15.  And most of them have many children.   My mom has/had 47 first cousins just on one side of the family!! so I can’t even imagine how many second cousins I have on that side.  Some I know and claim.  :)




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 23, 2014
    • Because I come from a very dysfunctional family I keep my circle of loved ones to a mere minimum of my hubby two daughters, my granddaughter and his siblings and mother.




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