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What do you think holds a family together? Sharing the same home? Love?. Then, How you define family?

When you open your eyes for the first time, you find yourself unconditionally bonding with your family, sharing a lot of pure emotions that are inexpressible.

I once heard someone says its magical when, in a blink of an eye, a child becomes the most important creature in the eyes of his parents, that they can even change for him. If you think deeply about it, you may think it is actually true.

 So what does family really mean?

Is there a good family and a bad family?

According to Meriam Webster dictionary:

A family is the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children.

I’ve questioned some friends of mine what does family means for them; I can say that answers were different, some of the answers I received were; ‘A bunch of people who think that just because you’re connected by blood, it means they can control your life’, ‘those who make you get up and believe in yourself when you fail at something’. We can say that these two answers are completely opposite which confirms that good and bad families do exist.

What makes a good family?

This section reminds me of the difference between a house and home; now it’s clear that a family is a group of people related by blood. However, blood connection is not enough to create a healthy atmosphere. 

No one can deny that family represents the milestone of the child’s personality. With that being said, a good family needs to be characterized by a set of qualities.

The first feeling a child shares with his parents is love, it’s that deep feeling of attachment, tender, and compassion; furthermore, supporting each other is a great quality that family members should share.

When parents support their children, this latter feel that they can do anything and be anyone, they become fearless of the future, for they know for sure that there is someone that will always be there to help and guide.

Can friends become family?

Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash

If you have grown up in a good and healthy family, you are most fortunate and you should be grateful. Nonetheless, if you haven’t had the chance to be born in a superb family.im here to say that it’s not the end of the world, as long as you are alive and breathing, you have the chance to meet wonderful people that can be considered as family.

If you have friends that are always there for you, love you, believe in you and in your dreams, always support you, they can be your family.

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends that can be considered as a family.

Written By Boutaina Lafigh

Photos by Jude Beck on unsplash

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