Is technology taking over family connections? Are we taking each other more for granted because we feel electronically connected?
Let's take it a bit further...
Let's say you and your parents had a love-hate family relationship (or a hate-hate relationship), you and your siblings are strangers to each other, you're constantly arguing with one another, and they treat non family members better than you.
Would you keep your spouse and or children from visiting their own family members or maybe encourage them out of respect to make the time and effort to see them since they're in from out of state and they haven't seen them for years? How disconnected would you have to be in order to guarantee that your own primary family isn't priority, even though they haven't dis-respected you and have always hosted you with open arms?
I wonder, because as I experience this personally, I take full responsibility for maybe not trying hard enough to keep in touch. It is disappointing for the innocent by-standees which are the kids who may benefit from having extended family because in the end, family is all that truly matters. Or is it?
How do we get back to being presentand caring for one another and realizing that we need each other? Easy- just do it...