Contradicting Family Members

They're family, but sometimes you really wonder!

Family;

Love them?

You've gotta-

Even if they're not what you'd normally expect them to be.


They can be great,

Or they can contradict themselves.

They can make promises

And then revoke their promise to help you out.

Why even promise to help in the first place

If they won't help later when you need it?

It is very frustrating.


It is also a big cause of stress in families.

Families who have great communication skills

May not have these problems.

However families who have poor communication skills

Have more of these kinds of problems.


Families need better communication

And better planning with certain issues.

They need to be able to talk freely with each other

About anything and everything.

Only then will all the stress and frustration between family members subside,

And families will live and communicate in harmony with each other.


Written by Rani Laha

02/02/2012


As always, comments, thoughts, and ideas are greatly welcomed!

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is a very cute balance between loving your family and wanting to rip your hair out. Sometimes we need to take our families in small doses. Well done. Voting UP!


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

Oh, this is so true and you've stated it all so attractively! Voted up.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi tammyswallow and bethperry! Thank you! I had a bit of an argument over the phone with my dad this evening and it is still bothering me. I thought I would vent here instead of throwing things :D. Thanks for stopping by!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

nice poetry! Very true feelings captured here. You certainly love your family no matter what!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

it should be the ideal family, but we're brought up in a different ways in which we have to abide by the rules...not following it and you're considered a black sheep...

great hub Rani...


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lawdoctorlee 4 years ago from New York, NY

I really like this rlaha. Voted up!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi rahul0324. It's nice to meet you. Yes, I do love my family. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hi raciniwa. Yes, it should be the perfect family with the best of communication, but unfortunately, it is not so. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi lawdoctorlee. Thank you for the votes and for stopping by!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi raciniwa. Yes, unfortunately, sometimes it is not so. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Life is all about compromise, even so in the case of family life. Happiness does not come to you naturally, you have to earn it. Do not enforce your interest on your family members. The space of freedom is a must for every individual, and you need to know how to decline respectfully. You have to be considerate while judging your family members.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Vinaya. Thank you for the advice. I try not to ask my family for anything unless they agree to help me with something. However, when they go back on their word is when I get frustrated. Why do they even offer to help in the first place? Thanks for stopping by!


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JamesPoppell 4 years ago

Great poetry and an awesome message. One issue that seems to test a family is when a loved one passes away, like a parent or a grandparent with money. Nothing can divide a family quickly than this. A vote up.


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi JamesPoppell.

Thank you! Yes, that is so true. Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much for the vote!


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Leaderofmany 4 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

So very true about families, you got love to hate them and hate them to love them. Great poem


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Leaderofmany: Thank you and thanks for stopping by!


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I can certainly relate to your words. Loving your family is what is needed to keep the happy balance between laughing and hanging them upside down from a flag pole! But of course, I would NEVER do THAT!!! *crossing toes* Great job! Voted up!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC Author

Hi Rusticliving: Yes, sometimes you love your family so much but then sometimes you just want to pull your hair out because things aren't working right between family members. Thank you for the votes and for stopping by! :)

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