"I love some of my cousins and then there are the fake ones, aka the snakes"

"I love some of my cousins and then there are the fake ones, aka the snakes"

Blood might be thicker than water but what does that actually mean...

"I love some of my cousins and then there are the fake ones, aka the snakes"
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Just because someone is connected to you through familial ties does not necessarily mean that everything is all good always.

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Family can also refer to those who are not connected to you through blood or marriage, if you are lucky enough you get to choose your friends who become like family.

But actual family can be filled with love-hate relationships but generally, there is more love than hate.

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Or is it?

Society would have us believe that family is the most important thing in this world, we need to remain loyal to our family members all day, every day, and we should be willing to take a bullet for them if need be.

It's not always that simple.

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While it might be easy to fake relationships with lovers, friends and coworkers, can we fake relationships with family members?

More importantly, do people fake relationships with their family members or are all families really supposed to be happy and healthy?

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You might have also seen all these memes of "when your cousin shows up to the family event", "when your sister is your best friend", etc. and maybe you are a little skeptical.

Stacey and J Sbu had a very specific question for KZN: Do you really get along with your cousins or are you just pretending?

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