I know that not all people have a good relationship with their parents and other family members. I think, I am quite lucky having a very good family - not only from my own roots. Even the relatives of my wife got an important part of my family.
But even in less luckier situations I think that there is always a "strong" relationship between family members - where I would not consider using "intensive" as a synonyme for "strong" here for example.
When everything is crumbeling down, when everybody is abandoning you - I think, the family members are the ones who leave you alone with your problems last.
Treat well your family members and have time for them - they are worth the investment! Even if they sometimes can step on your nerves...
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