Here is an excerpt I thought was both funny and accurate. It’s from Psychotherapy Networker’s August issue.
Face it, Your family’s nuts. The only cure for dysfunctional families is to do away with all families. We all have at least one weird family member and usually more. In fact, most of us are that member! A family is nothing more that a group of people irrationally committed to one another’s welfare. Being a good family member means being able to enjoy living every day with a group of flakes and failures. A good family is a group willing to stick with you when most sane and discerning people would vote you out.
I know this is true of my family. Everybody has his or her own quirks and, event hought hey drive us crazy sometimes, those quirks are often what we love about them (even if they don’t love it about themselves). Being family is being able to laugh (in a good, healthy way, not a hurtful way) about the things that make us different from one another.