The relatives can accept a person's mistake easier than friends. When we make a big mistake, our family members can forgive us, and give us a chance to atone for what we had done. Because we have blood relationship with our relatives, whatever we do bad things, they will accept and help us to make up those mistakes. On the other hand, most friends cannot accept us when we make a mistake. Especially, when we betray or do bad things for our friends. They will not forgive us. It is hard to renew our friendship. A good example was two years ago, I read a news, which reported a man was caught by the police because of the graft and corruption. His friends was so surprised and disappointed in his action. Finally, his friends left him forever, but his family encouraged him to surrender himself to justice, because they knew only this could help him to begin his life anew.
The relatives can real help us when we have some problems. Because our relatives usually are older than us, they have lots of experiences. When we have some problems, they can real give us a good suggestion. However, most of our friends are two or three years older than us, or same age as us,