EXTENDED FAMILY

     
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Shutterstock.comWhen you want to lớn go out lớn meet friends or escape from a family function, there’s the whole process of the “goodbye”. Of course, it would be rude khổng lồ leave without greeting everyone, so you need to bởi vì the rounds. Minutes can pass. Actually, if you encounter chatty aunts, it might even take quite some time! If you are in an extended family, you might have to start saying goodbye with some anticipation before you have lớn leave. 

8. Small arguments và spats become big family dramas and scandals.

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If you have an argument with your sibling about it and a family member catches wind & interjects, chances are that the entire argument can get out of control. Before you know it, the fight is a huge deal, a big thing… a massive family drama. And yes, you guessed it; everybody knows about it and is more than willing to lớn weigh in on it.

9. Your life decisions may be harshly judged.

It’s easier lớn make confident decisions for your life if you are in a small, nucleus family. When extended family is involved, you can expect a group of people, each with their own interests and prejudices, to judge your decisions & try to offer you alternative options. This can leave you feeling judged và can also tarnish your self-esteem and confidence.

10. It’s hard to lớn get a word in.

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Have you ever tried lớn have a conversation with a group of people who are always passionate about having their own say? Well, with an extended family, that is always the case. Expect khổng lồ feel a lot of tension rising as you try to lớn get a word in…if you ever do!

11. There’s a lot of pressure involved in introducing a significant other.

Have a new boyfriend or girlfriend? Uh-oh, you have a very daunting introduction to lớn do. It’s hard enough introducing a new partner to a small family as it is nerve-wracking for the new partner. Now imagine an entire family staring at said new partner, asking questions, và being just as generally raucous as usual. Ouch!

12. Events, parties, & celebrations cost a LOT (big guest lists).

There’s no such thing as a cheap birthday tiệc nhỏ for the kids or your parents when there’s an extended family involved. Suddenly a birthday tiệc ngọt costs hundreds of dollars in décor, food, và entertainment. Guest lists for celebrations & events are long with extended families. 

13. Time spent at the kids’ table.

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Growing up in an extended family can be quite frustrating for kids who are transitioning into their teen years, or from their teens and into adulthood. Most extended families know all about the “kids” tables at events và family gatherings. It’s the table where all the little kids are seated, away from the adults. As kids get older, due khổng lồ space issues, they often have to lớn spend a few more years or odd events at the kids’ table. Và let’s face it; this is never fun. 

14. More family functions/gatherings/celebrations than is normal.

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Shutterstock.comWith extended families, family gatherings seem to lớn be the main size of entertainment và socializing. If you aren’t too keen on gatherings at every turn, you might not enjoy an extended family having breakfasts, movie nights, birthday parties, get-togethers, and more. It can get quite exhausting, especially if you have a life outside of the family. 

15. There’s always a fight for the bathroom. 

Unless you live in a very big house with several bathrooms, having an extended family probably means that the bathroom is always occupied. It gets even worse when you have more family và friends all visiting at the same time. This can become quite frustrating and uncomfortable. A drawback of an extended family indeed!