Is the person you feel closest to a blood relative or not a relative?

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Friendship

Think about the person in your life that you feel closest to for a moment. Are they a blood relative of yours or are they not related to you by blood? For some, their family (or a family member) is their best friend, and for others their best friends are their family.

Perhaps you have a close family and a close group of friends, but who do you feel closest to? We’re curious to know. Please vote in the poll below and tell us. We apologize if it takes a few moments to load, we know it can be slow sometimes. Thanks for your patience and thanks for voting!

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Skip
19 days ago

Since the question states not spouse it would have to be my adopted brother five months apart. We bonded while stationed in Europe in the early 80’s. Golf together, skeet, bowling, traveling, hunting, fishing and worked together. We live miles apart but email, text, call. And retirement is here so we are getting together to start traveling via RVs. As much hell as we’ve raised in the past it’s going to be interesting as old folks what trouble will we find and talking about fun trouble.

Last edited 19 days ago by Skip
Dave J
19 days ago

Not a relative except by marriage. It’s my wife.

Lu McNab
19 days ago

My Husband, of course is. But he’s my husband NOT a relative.

KellyR
19 days ago

Well…my wife is not a BLOOD relative. (I was told that one is not supposed to do that.) Is she a relative? – I mean she IS relative. If I didn’t feel so, I guess I wouldn’t keep her around. I think she thinks she is relative. You will have to decide if any of this is relative or not.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
19 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

I, for one, think that it is all relative, Kelly. 😆 —Diane at RVtravel.com

KellyR
19 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

… AND relatively speaking, not all relatives are, in fact, relative, BUT some non-relatives are, in fact, most relative. (Sorry, I will stop now.)

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
19 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

😆 Thanks (for stopping), Kelly. My poor brain. Although you speak the truth, relatively speaking. 😉 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Kathryn
19 days ago

Our children are not our blood; they are adopted. We are not even the same colors. But, our relationships with them in their twenties are a reward for doing all the hard work of parenting.

Rich
19 days ago

my wife of nearly 51-years.

Dan
19 days ago

My wife of 44 years.

Roy Davis
19 days ago

I clicked on “other” because the one I am closest to is my wife. Of course we are related because we’re married but we’re not a “blood” relative. Poorly wooded question.

Bob Palin
19 days ago

Another poorly constructed poll, what if they are a relative but not a blood relative? Yes, that can be ‘other’ but then does of ‘not a relative’ mean anything at all?

dave
19 days ago

I voted other. The ONLY person that I’m close to right now is my spouse.

CAREN KELLY
19 days ago

My best friend lives about 1,000 miles away and I have known her since we were about 1 year old. Our Mom’s were best friends as well, we grew up across the street from each other. When I got married and moved away, she was right behind us. She got married and stayed in that city and we moved back home. The miles apart don’t matter, we can pickup the phone or video chat like we had just seen or spoke with each other. We are sixty-four and will remain best friends forever. My hubby is my other best friend for 45 years, through thick and thin, rich and poor, and many miles and MoHo’s.

Neal Davis
19 days ago

Am closer to most of my former teammates with whom I ran in college than all relatives with the exception of my mother.

Marsha
19 days ago

I’m not surprised a lot of the responses indicated their spouse was their closest friend. As a couple who RV’s, you do spend a lot of time together, doing the things you like to do, having constant talks about what you want to do next. Living in an RV you really are involved in living the same life, and it brings you a closer relationship. You can meet some really nice people in the campground, but then you move on…with your spouse. Lost him 3 three years ago, and miss him every day.

kat
19 days ago

other than my husband, it would have to be my neighbors. my family resides a couple hundred miles away but my neighborhood family is beyond awesome. a very nice knit community reminding me of the neighborhood where i grew up.

Ron T.
19 days ago

It’s a toss up between my brother and the best man from our wedding in 1993. In both cases though, contact is rare and they’re both 500 miles away.

Richard Hughes
19 days ago

The people I play music with, with, which includes my wife, are very close friends.

Last edited 19 days ago by Richard Hughes
Sink Jaxon
19 days ago
Reply to  Richard Hughes

Richard I agree with you. I’ve always thought of performing together brings a kinship like no other, it’s like sharing your soul. There is a very special kind of connection that does not fade. My longest friendships in my life are/have been former bandmates. Sad to say, I’ve lost several over the years due to untimely deaths. I still think of them (even dream of them), often.

Robert Snideman
19 days ago

My Wife. Technically, not blood, but hey, we share everything else. Similar ethnic background. We could even be cousins , if we go way, way back far enough. Her blood line is a lot more Royal than mine. (The Morovingian Kings of France, Dukes of Burgundy.)

John Macatee
19 days ago

My son, adopted. Blood doesn’t matter

WEB
19 days ago

It is amazing how many people cannot follow directions.
“DO NOT INCLUDE A SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER”
Well, the shape this country is in maybe not too amazing, more like expected. :-/

Last edited 19 days ago by WEB
Nancy K Michaels
19 days ago

The person I feel closest to is my husband, so yes, we’re related by law. Not a blood relative, but we pretty much share everything. Perfect!!