Families are strange sometimes. I am not particularly close to any cousins on my mother's side, although I like them well enough. We don't spend time together unless someone dies. On my father's side of the family, I have three cousins. One I am very close to and adore. One I enjoy a lot but rarely get to see. And, one that I have no relationship with at all and don't want one either. The dynamics in families is a mystery and sometimes I think it is more likely related to DNA. Perhaps our genetic make up determines who we are attracted/attached to. Your question is thought provoking.
I do not have a closed cousin in my family except a distant cousin who is not closely related to me. My experience in this regard be treated as 'nothing'.
As kids we were close to our cousins on both sides, especially my Dads side. My Mother's were either not here +/or peculiar.
As adults we remained close until our Grandparents died when it fell off a bit. When our parents died I thought that would be the literal death knell. It was for a while until each family's eldest, including me, said this would NOT stand.
We worked at it & we're all very close now.
As I write this I'm watching one cousin's son hammer Russia in Men's Volleyball. We're very lucky.
Back to the game!!
P.S. Matt Anderson, #1
Not too close. I see them once a year. It is when we get together for New Years and enjoy each other's company. Our family has always had that time together since my grandmother pulled it together before I was born.
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