Friday, September 17, 2010

When Family Help Becomes Helpful

Filipino families are usually extended, that is, a direct family gets to live with parents, siblings or grandparents.

While other countries have a different culture, having extended family has its perks and downsides.

Here are the good perks:

  • they help you with your house works, assignments, and financial limitations;
  • they make occasions more lovelier and interesting;
  • they become your confidante;
  • they help with your decision making and family matters

Now, the bad sides:

  • they tend to nag on you;
  • they get into your personal business;
  • they may be an added expense;
  • they can be all cranky or nasty too.

With good or bad sides, my rich Filipino culture is simply woven with strong family ties. So, we might as well both endure and enjoy it.



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