It is true that family is extremely important to our lives, but reality shows that some of us are closer to our friends than to our family. It was easy to confide and share our problems and even secrets to our friends. You can see also others enjoy their time with their buddies more than with parents and siblings, maybe because family events are often serious or maybe a little boring.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but the truth is, there’s some stuff that I am more comfortable to discuss with my friends. It happened also that I didn’t get the same reactions from them (they are serious) compared to my friends who will take it lightly and made you laugh. On the other hand, it is also tested that our family helps us no matter what, even though they are the last person we run to.
I just learned that if I want to be close to my family, I just have to treat them like my friends – be open, have fun with them, in any case, start to communicate, let them feel “when you’re with them you can be yourself” and of course, always show them that they are more important than anyone else.
Further, let us also treat our friends like family, we should give them our trust, support, and commitment.
For me, nothing is to contend about Family Vs. Friends. They both played significant roles in our lives, and we needed them whether we like it or not.