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July 2, 2017
Families are just odd. All of them, in different ways. I am agog that DH's cousin we've not seen in what, seven years? invited herself over on a holiday weekend. I am aghast when she questions why DH's sister hasn't invited us over, or why he hasn't pushed it. Clearly, we have different boundary lines. Perhaps being part of such a small family I have a different view on family expectations, and being a private person likely made those expected boundaries further out and stronger. But the visit is very short, then they are gone - maybe for another seven years?