Who hasn’t heard the saying “blood is thicker than water” at least once in their life? Whether you like them or not, you can’t choose who you’re biologically related to. Sometimes they bring you grief, and others, they bring you joy and laughter. And still others, they bring you a mix of things that are very hard to define.
For some, there is no biological relation between themselves and those that make up their families. Even with the lack of blood ties, the bonds shared between these people, brought on by marriage or adoption, can be just as strong, if not more so in some cases.
In this thread you can freely talk about family, be they parents, siblings, children, or more distant relations. You can chat about your experiences with your family, what you like about them, what you dislike about them, family traditions, etc. Feel free to ask for advice concerning experiences or problems that may have taken place in your family.
Conversations do not necessarily need to follow one, solid topic; anyone can bring up a new event relating to his/her experiences with his/her family at any time.
1. Keep the discussions related to your own family or the families of other members.
- A moderator may give a public warning if he/she finds that the discussion has become off-topic per the thread rules. This is a sign that the current discussion needs to be stopped. Ignoring this can lead to warnings/infractions.
2. Sometimes it helps to vent. Feel free to express your emotions/feelings, but please keep it at a level that won’t make your fellow members uncomfortable.
3. Debating with someone about their views and stances on family is okay, but do not attack the person directly. We are all unique individuals. As such, no one person will have the exact same experiences as another. Please keep this in mind and be respectful of your fellow members when posting here.
4. When asking for advice, remember that the advice given is not a full guarantee. Again, we are all unique individuals. What works for one may not work for another. Use your best judgment when considering the advice that has been provided.