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f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

Take a moment to think back to the well-known families and characters we are confronted with or have grown up with on our television screens. The Simpsons, the Brady-bunch, the rafters(packed to the rafters), the griffins (family guy) are a few that come to mind.  We seem to share the good, the bad, the happy and the sad when we connect with these families on one level or another.  Maybe we take an interest in their lives because we can relate to their fun times, their family feuds and their fiascos that our families seem to go through.

 

 

 “Family” is a term we generally use to define a group of people who we share important, loving and essential relationships with throughout our lives. We have all heard the saying “blood is thicker than water” so this means we commonly place great significance on the people we identify as family.  Sometimes we are related to these people; other times we create situations where we identify people as family anyway.  Our role in a family can be diverse, sometimes we even classify ourselves to belong to a variety family units… And in most cases every family is different.

 

 

We can often recall many memories and significant life events to be associated with our family. Some of these times are good, positive, and bring happiness. (fun times) However, family relationships can experience strain; which can happen suddenly or evolves overtime. (feuds) Families also face a number of traumatic and trying times together. And without fail surprises and crazy moments are remembered by families all over the world (Fiascos).

 

 

Often as a result there are a number of emotions, issues, and experiences we are faced with when it comes to our families. The effects of all family situations are different for everyone. You may feel content, happy, blessed, lucky, loved, safe, and like you are part of the best family in the world at times. On the other hand, many people face difficulties, troubles, and hard situations within their families, and you may be able to relate to some of these.

 

So on Monday 17th June 8pm EST, we welcome you to our reach out family to discuss experiences surrounding family. What things are great about being part of a family? Who makes up your family? What makes family fun? Why do we disagree and fight with the people who we define as important to us? How does a difficult time in a family impact on us? What support is available to help us through this? Hope to see you all there.

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ReachOut.com

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

Hi all! Welcome to tonight’s getting real session....FAMILY!

 

We’ll be discussing what family is, what makes your family great and how to deal with conflicts and difficulties within the family unit. 

 

Facilitating tonight’s session will be LeaLea07, Sophie and I.

 

As always if anything in tonight’s session upsets you in any way there’s an emergency help tab in the top right hand corner which we urge you to use. Also keep in mind that we want to keep this discussion safe for everyone so try to stick to the community guidelines. Thanks :smileyhappy:

 

So to start us off tonight let bring on the first question

 

What kind of family do you consider yourself to belong to?

 

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

Hey all.. I wonder if everyone is busy watching the Voice final tonight? Well for me, I consider myself part of my biological family and my international-friends-family...

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ReachOut.com

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

Hey guys! Nice to be back for GR this week. Looks like a good topic.

What kind of family do you consider yourself to belong to?

I consider myself to belong to a pretty good family that is safe, secure, honest and loving 99% of the time Smiley Happy

 

EDIT - I'm watching The Voice Soph! Along with doing this, trying to follow a football match and write up a reflection for prac tomorrow, lol! Smiley Tongue

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@delicatedreamer - Hi. Welcome!
That's so great to hear! Sounds like a great environment to grow up in!

 

P.S - I'm watching the voice as well!

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

Hey DD!! Yes shhhhh i've got it on in the background too...

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ReachOut.com

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

And... my immediate family is my sister and mum and very close and very supportive. we refer to ourselves as "the team"!!!!

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ReachOut.com

Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

I guess I consider myself to belong to a loving, caring and biological family.

 

But if I think outside the box I have a friendship family, a work family etc etc so many families when I think about it.

 

I have the voice on in the background too - the fam bam is watching it

 

 

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Re: f is for family: the fun, the fiascos and the feuds

What kind of family do you consider yourself to belong to?

 


My immediate family is my mum, day, big sis, me and the most important member - my dog Smiley Happy 

 

But I also consider my really good friends a type of family as well

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Hey guys, sorry in advance if I disappear tonight, there's quite a bit I'm meant to be doing...

 

What kind of family do you consider yourself to belong to?

 


My family is extremely varied and scattered. It is not at all the 'typical' family.