My Definition Of Family Essay

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In any family science textbook or dictionary I read, the definition of family changes. No single definition of family is universal. Every person has their own definition of what makes up a family. I also believe that the definition of family can change over time. Life events happen and people come and go from our lives. There are new additions that occur during a lifetime, whether it be births, adoptions, marriages or new close bonds to people you share history with. My definition of what makes up a family is different than everyone else, including those whom I consider my family.
My family is made up of the people whom I consider to have a close relationship with. I would be willing to do anything for the people that I make up my family. When I think of family the first people that come to mind are my parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. They are not my only family, but they are the ones that I think of first. Second, after thinking of my immediate family, I think further out to my aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins. They may also a part of my family but that does not mean that I am not close to them as I am close to my parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews. They are a part of me because we are tied by blood, but I would not necessarily be willing to do just
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Now that I am becoming a mother for the first time, the new addition to my family circle is my child and my partner. Although I have been with my partner for some time our bond and love for each other has seemed to grow with the news of my pregnancy. Living together and waiting for the arrival of our child, I feel as though they are now a part of my family. We are begging to form our own family separate from our parents and siblings, but just because we have our new family it does not mean that our parents and siblings are no longer part of our

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