What's of more importance, a relationship or family?

  • brycetippe

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    Jul 14, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    I mean what would you put as a higher priority?
    At the moment I'd say a boyfriend. Eeek. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 14, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    It depends on the situation. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, and sometimes a little give and take for both.
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    Jul 14, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    Depends on the relationship. If you're building a life with someone special, that person becomes your family and takes precedence. If it's just a fuck buddy then your family, unless you were raised by wolves in people's clothing, then any Tom, Dick, or Harry can be more important.
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    Jul 14, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidDepends on the relationship. If you're building a life with someone special, that person becomes your family and takes precedence. If it's just a fuck buddy then your family, unless you were raised by wolves in people's clothing, then any Tom, Dick, or Harry can be more important.



    Pretty much agree with this. When you with someone and starting a family with them, they are the same priority as your parents and siblings. As far as just dating, family is always the main priority.
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    Jul 14, 2010 11:12 PM GMT
    This is culturally defined... it was discussed at length in another forum

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1029071/
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    Jul 14, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    As a parent of two teens, I can say without hesitation that family comes first. My first responsibility is raising them to be self sufficient, productive members of society. No relationship with ANYONE will or should take precedence over that.

    I can say that since I'm a little older than the traditional newbie. If the situation was between my parents/siblings and a relationship, it would depend I guess on the dynamics of my relationship with mom/brother(s) and how accepting they were of my gaiety. At my age now, I really don't give a flying f*** what they think and if my kids weren't in picture, I would choose relationship.
  • Regina_Guy

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    Jul 14, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    I've been with my boy for almost 13 years now, so I consider my relationship to be more important. However, I've never been very close with most of my family.
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    Jul 14, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    At a certain point they're the same thing. At least in my case.