(Closed) Can You Be Yourself Around Your Family?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: I'm more comfortable around...

    my family.

    friends.

    both, equally.

  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee

    I feel more comfortable around DBF than I do around my family, and that includes many immediate family members. While I can be myself around both DBF and my family, I don’t feel as “at home” around my family, especially if you’re counting people like my siblings’ SOs, or my sister’s mother-n-law. My family tends to clump together by age; my parents and aunt (ages 55-70) talk all the time at family gatherings, and my eldest siblings and their respective SOs (who are all roughly 30) seem to dominate the dinner table at times. In addition to being in a different age bracket, my world view tends to isolate me from them. Overall, I’d say that while I’ve known most of my family longer than I have known DBF, DBF seems to appreciate me more for who I am than they do.

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