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gimmedat's avatar

Have you ever wanted to disown a relative?

Asked by gimmedat (3943points) September 27th, 2008 from iPhone

This question just broadens the scope of SuperMouse’s earlier one.

For my answer, no. I am open-minded, caring and always willing to see the best in those I call family.

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marinelife's avatar

Yes. Several.

gimmedat's avatar

Unless they lie.

cookieman's avatar

Are you and SuperMouse related and thinking of disowning each other?

gimmedat's avatar

SuperMouse is my sister. I am not going to disown her.

cookieman's avatar

To answer your question…Yes, and I’m real close with one in particular (who lies like a rug).

tinyfaery's avatar

Actually disown, like they never existed? No never. If anybody I ever knew really needed me I’d be there. However, I have several relatives that I choose not to let in my life, except of course for the occassional holiday or funeral.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yes and one day, when it’s possible, I plan on having nothing to do with them. There’s a difference between being open-minded and caring, compared to letting someone get away with something (or multiple things) just because they’re family. Sometimes, for certain people “the best of” does not apply, family or not. Blood is not thicker than water. You can’t choose your family, but you choose your friends for real reasons. You love them based on positive qualities you see in them. Sometimes a family member has nothing positive about them. I don’t believe in unconditional love. Some people don’t deserve love after they do certain things.

augustlan's avatar

I have disowned my mother. I have very good reasons for it.

Edit: See my answer here.

googlybear's avatar

I have disowned my brother-in-law and sister-in-law for their actions. They have attacked my wife and myself verbally over the years due to their marital issues and the final straw was when my father-in-law specifically requested that she not be present at his wake and she defied his orders. Ever since I disowned the crazy sister-in-law life has been so much better!!!

wildflower's avatar

Yes, several and frequently – although not so much anymore since we live in different countries. It makes getting along a lot easier :)

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