Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

      I have always felt that family was the most important thing in my life.  Like most of you, I come from a pretty close-knit family with our share of problems but that always looked out for each other when the going got tough.  That's just the way it has always been, my crazy family, but my family nonetheless.     Now that I am an adult, it has become more complicated to keep those close family ties with all of the things that get in the way.  Things are not as simple as they used to be where I could just bicker with my siblings and we would make up before any one of us had time to dwell on why we had argued in the first place.  There are other people involved in these discussions now that we are all married with kids.     As a result, it seems like everyone is just out for themselves now.  Family is not defined the same way it was when we were growing up.  I'm not really sure what the exact moment was when things changed.  Perhaps every family is destined to become distant … [Read more...]