Always good to see the fam
When Cary and I travel together we always get around to talking about our families. I think it’s one of those habitual pastimes that we enjoy–because we do it so often. I wonder, if others talk about their families the way we do–or if we are odd or something?
- Do you conclude that the rest of you family is: crazy, or stuck in the past, bigoted, don’t know what they are talking about?
- Do you conclude that you’re lucky that you were able to move on and not like your family members who stayed behind either physically or emotionally?
- Do you believe that your family is dysfunctional?
- Do you feel like that you were mostly misunderstood growing up?
- Do you talk about the psychological problems/conditions of your family–even if you’re not a psychologist? Do you discuss their issues, psychoses, neuroses, borderline personality disorders or just conclude that they are nuts?
- Do you find yourself thinking that your family needs to get out more so they won’t make such dumb statements.
- Do you discuss how you have to ignore most everything you hear from family members or wind up in the mother of all arguments?
- Do you feel like the only normal person in your family?
- In spite of all the questions above, do you look forward to seeing your relatives once again–even for a brief period of time?
- Do you feel somewhat relieved when you leave–and everybody goes home?
- Despite it all, do you feel crazy love for your crazy dysfunctional family?