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The importance of family by YakekponoAbasi Adams

Who do you include in your list of “family”? Could be people related to you by blood, your spouse or friends who have stood by you through thick and thin.

In a world of adversities, it is crucial to make our families the center of our lives.


“Familes are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum ” – Rick Riordan


Families provide a sense of belonging,give identity and provide support. Your family is made up of the people you care about and the people who care about you.

The family is the most important unit of any society. It is the first learning place of an individual.


The family systems works like a chain. Younger people learn from elders while elders depend on younger people as time goes on. Click <<>> to read my article on spending quality family time.


Family members support you in different ways whether it be financially or morally. Mutual affection, trust and distribution of responsibilities in the family are the things that strengthen this relationship.

When family members are scattered hither and yon, you’ll probably be both happily surprised and disheartened to find out just how close – and distant – they really are.


“When everything goes to hell, the people standing by you without flinching, they are your family.” – Jim Butcher

Unfortunately, your family can make and/or break you. Not all families are “great”. There’s that parent who is difficult to cope with, the rude sister, the holier-than-thou cousin and the too-knowing friend. Most people pay more attention to strangers than to their family members. This is really sad.


In some cases, you find yourself torn in-between two family members who have a squabble. At the least word you speak or action you take, you’re accused of taking sides.

People define your family based on your actions.

Try as much as you can to support your family members and be there for them, always.


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