Family and Friends
Who in the family are you closest with?
s, I'm closest to my sister in my family. It's like we are
joined at the hip
and have a really strong bond. Growing up, we did everything together, from playing sports
and games to sharing secrets and confiding in each other.
Even though we're both adults now and live in different cities, we still make an
effort to stay
and connect regularly. We talk on the phone, text, and video chat all the time, and we
try to visit each other as often as possible.
I think what I love most about my sister is that she's always been my there for me, no matter
, my biggest supporter and cheerleader throughout my life, and I know
that I can always count on her in time of need.
Whenever I think about it, I feel really grateful. Such a blessing it is to have such a strong and
loving relationship with my sister. And, I know that no matter turbulence we face in life, we'll
always be there for each other.
What are the benefit of living in an extended family?
"I've been fortunate enough to have grown up in an extended family, and I think there are a lot
of benefits to living in this type of environment. One of the biggest benefits is having a
support system that you can always rely on. With more people in the family, there's always
someone who can offer advice, help out with childcare, or just be there to
lend an ear
need to talk.
Another advantage is the sense of community and connection that comes with living in an
extended family. When you have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all living together,
you get to experience a sense of shared history and culture that can be really
Living in an extended family can also be a great way to learn important life skills and values.
For example, you might learn about teamwork, compromise, and communication as you
navigate the dynamics of living in a
. And you might also pick up
important cultural traditions and practices that can help you stay connected to your
When and how often do you have family gathering?
to come from a
family that loves to spend time together, so we have
family gatherings pretty often. We try to get together at least a few times a year for holidays,
special occasions, or just to
and spend time together.