Honestly, how do you feel about the family of your spouse or SO? My BF's family is eh! :mellow: I haven't seen them in yrs & that's by choice. I guess they could be worse, but they're not the warmest, kindest, most welcoming people IMO. My BF's parents are OK, but he has 3 siblings & they're all the same. They all have this "I'm better than you" type attitude. He's quite different from them. His extended family is quite large. His dad is 1 of 9 kids. I've only gone to 1 or two family functions. Maybe if they were nicer, I'd feel more like going to their affairs. I'm an only child & a pretty solitary person, so big family functions or parties aren't the most thrilling to me.