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TheSkaFish # Posted on August 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

You can absolutely love your family. It’s true that you cannot choose who your family is, but if they prove that time and again that they really care for you and want you to succeed in life, that they’re always on your side, then yes you can definitely love them if their love for you is unconditional. You might not always agree with them, for example, I’m sure my family would like it if I just got a job. But I know it’s not because they want me to be miserable, but because they want me to succeed, and they believe success can happen that way. I don’t necessarily agree with it but I understand.

There’s many kinds of love….I’d say familial love is its own kind, but has a lot in common with the platonic love one has for their friends. Of course you don’t “want” your family and friends like you want your girlfriend/boyfriend as the case may be, but it is still love nonetheless.