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visit your relatives day 2019

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I’ll admit that I have some relatives I’m way overdue to visit. Maybe we just gravitate more towards the relatives that are closer to our age, share our interests, or just have similar lifestyles as our own. I, for example, am unmarried, do not have children, live in the city, and enjoy a cocktail from time to time. The relatives I really should visit live in sprawling suburbia, are married, all had multiple kids by age 27, and are sober. Perhaps, all of that in mind has made me hesitant to pay them a visit. I just think about being woken up at the crack of dawn by toddlers and having to hide whiskey in my room. But, maybe time with relatives isn’t supposed to be about just getting to do things the way I normally would, back in my own life. Maybe it’s about embracing their life. In honor of the recent National Visit Your Relatives Day, here are reasons to reconnect with distant relatives.


You may have more in common than you know

You are related, after all. You may think you have nothing in common with your distant relatives and then you may just find that you share a passion for a rare hobby with one of them, of you just have a disposition similar to one of them. Finding these similarities has a way of making, well, you make more sense to you. It’s genetic!

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