• yes you do have to put up with them. that is what family is all about
  • Absolutely.
  • Absolutely not! I have written my mother off years ago when she told me I should have never gotten pregnant (BY MY HUSBAND, IN MY 40'S).
  • I am afraid the old saying that you can choose your friends but not your family is true. I do not believe that means that you have to put up with bad behaviour from siblings. I also believe that you can love an adopted child exactly as you would love a biological child so the saying is not always true. Nurture has a large sway .
  • No way. If I find a behaviour offensive or detrimental to me and those around me, I won't tolerate it from anybody. If that means losing ties with my family I would, and have, done it.
  • May depend on what you are putting up with. Perhaps slightly more tactful, but that's about it. I guess it would also depend on how you handle your/their response when they are "putting up" with you too...
  • No I don't
  • Absolutely not. Disowned mommie dearest and did not attend her funeral when she croaked. The character of the person is more important than the blood!
  • Not necessarily - if they are really bad people, I don't think you should have to have anything to do with them.
  • Well, to an extent. It is sort of an unwritten law that you cut your kin more slack than anyone else. It is not universally accepted, but pretty much. One of my siblings would have to hurt me pretty bad before I wrote them off. None ever have, so I am talking theoretically.
  • Oh hell no!!!! You don't have to put up with anyone regardless of them being family or otherwise. If you don't like your parents or siblings, you have the right to walk right out their lives.

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