Do you find your non-nuclear family frustrating? NB! I don't mean things having to do with coming out, I mean crazy cousins, etc.

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    May 29, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    For example, I seem to have an inordinate number of demanding and unreasonable aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws etc.
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    May 29, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    Frustrating in the sense that I either don't know or almost never see any of my cousins, aunts, and uncles. I just can't relate to extended family issues because mine is just non-existent in my life. No ill feelings, just nothingness.
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    May 29, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    I kinda wish I had those problems lol.
    Growing up my cousins were like brothers and sisters, I routinely accidentally called my aunt and uncle Mom and dad, My Aunt affectionately called me 'My son,' and I would walk into their house without knocking it was such a given that I would be over at some point.
    Hell, I did more chores over at their place than at my own home.

    Then I moved away and cut off all contact. I haven't spoken to them since, and it kills me. I want to know what they look like, see my... (whats the baby of your cousin called, is that still a neice/nephew?)
    I want my aunts home made pizza recipe, to climb a tree and spend the day talking with my cousin who was like my twin sister, or to see how the youngest one as grown up.
    But my entire family are Jehovahs Witnesses and I am the gross homosexual sinner who's turned his back on god.

    So the only demand my family makes of me is that I never show my face or speak to any of them ever again.
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    May 29, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    I only see extended family at funerals and weddings, and i like it like that. No issues to report.
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    May 29, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    Yep.

    My sister and I have developed a drinking game for whenever there are get togethers...
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    May 30, 2013 12:52 AM GMT
    Living alone in a distant city makes life somewhat easy. There are cousins with whom I grew up and we generally are still close, keeping in contact and visiting whenever possible. I love this group. There are cousins who were not known until adulthood that I have nothing in common with and feel no longing to be close to because they come off as needy and intrusive. These relatives are rarely seen, except at funerals. Then we have the immediate family with more and better drama than anything available on Broadway. Finally, there is the chosen family of friends that are always there when needed and for whom I would give up my left nut if needed.
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    Jun 05, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    Yes and that's why none of them live within 1000 miles of where I am.
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    Jun 05, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    A few of them can be embarrassing at times, like in any family, but none of the heavy problems others have mentioned. They all dealt with the ghey thing with little or no drama.