This is a really Yes and No answer . First let me start I do love my family, BUT my family puts the D in Dysfunctional. My mom named all the kids starting with a D, I guess she knew that we would all be Dysfunctional, My niece and I say that we are the only ones that are normal or least we pray we are..
If you read some of my other stories you will see the Dysfunctional part. Someone along time ago had told me that you are not an adult and will not grow as a person till you forgive the wrongs in the past and just look to the future and it took along time but I remember the day it happened I was 30, it took so much weight off myself. I stop letting the bad live rent free in my mind.
I married into a wonderful family, I call them the leave it beaver family. I saw how great it is when a family support each other, they might argue, pick on each other, get mad but at the end of the day they are family. My mother in law is wonderful in fact I get more support from her then my mother. I had the mother in law terror from my previous marriage and wow this is so much better.....
You were born in your family for reason, even with all the bad I had, I look at all the good I have now and I knew how not raise my children and it worked. I have 2 great kids that are growing into wonderful adults.