While growing up in a big family means that there are generally a lot of family rules, some of those rules are meant to be broken. As such, here is 10 family rules you don’t necessarily need to follow:
- Your sibling has to be your maid of honor. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding–and you need to surround yourself with the people that truly support you.
- Parents are always right. While you should be respectful of the people who created and raised you, learn to stand up for yourself and speak your peace.
- You have to solve every household quarrel. Don’t feel selfish about requesting that your family members keep you out of their drama.
- You have to talk to family members every day. As long as you check in at least once every week or every couple of weeks, you are fine.
- You have to lend family members money. Don’t lend out money if it’s going to inconvenience your own household.
- The whole family has to come with you to pick out your wedding dress. You don’t even have to show it to them if you don’t want to.
- Your family has to always like your significant other. If your boo treats your right and you are satisfied with your relationship, then you don’t need anyone to co-sign that.
- You have to spend every holiday with your family. While you have the means, the time, and the youth, you should be traveling and doing different things on the holidays.
- You all have to be super “close.” Be there for your family when it counts. Other than that, there is a reason why we are able to actually pick our own friends.
- You should move out of your parents’ house at a certain age. What other people say about how you should be adulting is not your concern.
Do you agree with these rules? What rule do you and your family swear by that keeps you closer?