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I Believe Families Benefit From Dining Together

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    Probably.

    Lol...i would bet that this is definitely one of the reasons why my family is so screwed up (!!!). when i was younger mom always tried to make us eat suppers together. we never ate at a table but sat in the sitting room infront of the tv. to her it still counted. i remember at...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    Dining Together

    I was brought up this way, we always dined together.  I believe this is what family is all about, talk about the day event and so on.  This is when the whole family has a chance being together, talk + enjoy the family time and meal.  
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 27, 2010

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    Think most core values are ebbing away

    now with the way of life, and it's a shame. Family life often is becoming more and more nuclear - the extended network was far richer. It's nice to have time on your own and space, but equally it's also crucial to have company and someone to turn to.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 46-50, M Sep 21, 2015

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    My Step Daughter

    My husband and I have been together for 14 years. When I got with him he was almost divorced. He had a daughter with his now exwife whom at the time was 2 years old. We fought for visitation of his daughter and got it. My husband and I had 2 children at the time. Then my now...
    Hindsight2020 Hindsight2020 31-35, F Sep 15, 2011

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    Conversation

    Families should be interested in one another, and not just on a surface level, like so many families I see. I didn't always get along with my family, but there was nothing I couldn't talk to them about. We were always very warm, interested, and comfortable around eachother...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    Families Families should watch the weakest

    member in their family carefully. He may appear weak and stupid. But he has two sides to him, one white and one black. Also never be financially weak. In those times, the black side of your weakest member will become prominent.
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F Dec 8, 2014

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    The Dinner Table Is A Connecting Point......

    Yes families benefit from having dinner together. I always made it a point that my family always sat down at the dinner table for dinner every night. No one sat in front of the TV to have dinner. No one just grabbed something and ran. This was a meeting point, where we were all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Family Time

    I think in our lives now we are so busy we run Around all over the place trying to get everything done.If we only get half an hour a day together its great to spend it eating that way everyone is relaxed and if there are any problems that need to be addressed we can do it...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2010

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    This Is So True

    There are so many lessons I learned from dining wth my family - to name a few: 1) learned what the back of a wooden spoon is for - and where it goes 2) learned that even if you don't like it, you are going to sit there until you finish everything on your plate 3) know that if my...
    DeepForest DeepForest 46-50 Oct 11, 2010

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    Please Understand I Do Not Know How To Explane My 2nd Family To Others

    It was in no way like the people that gave birth to me,and the second  family is the family i love and really missThey were the famly the showed me love and taught me how to be a man.  the family was made up of my friends mother and grandparents and then the lady our mother...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jul 26, 2012

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    Dont Be Affaid

    I do believe that eating together with your family is a gud thing because it’s a chance to communicate with them and share ur day because no body nows u and ur family like u and ur family so don’t be affarid to she things with ur family
    tiara1992 tiara1992 18-21, F Sep 11, 2011

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    I love sitting down to a nice meal I prepared

    for my family. Dinner is my favorite since Daddy is with us. We always talk about our day, we go in a circle taking turns. Lately we haven't had this. We moved and are missing the one leg to our kitchen table. :( we have been eating together in front of the TV . were still...
    silencedshy silencedshy 26-30, F Sep 20, 2015

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    I Really Believe So

    At least mine did. Since my early childhood my family has been dining together. It didn't stop when I became teenager. It didn't stop as my parents divorced. We, our mum and us siblings still continued to get together at the same table. We all are very close, we all support each...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 26-30, M Sep 14, 2010

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    I prefer too cook but mutual dinners

    and simple pleasures can build and or grow a better foundation. It's the simple things in life. That really matter.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2015

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    Keeps A Family Close

    I grow up eating with my family everynight, even pizza and a movie night we ate at the table. When I got married I wanted to continue this but after awhile he just wanted to eat at his computer chatting away with his "imaginary friends" . Sorry if anyone gets offended but this...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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