It is time for us to look at our family.
The way we are brought up, the way our extended family acts and reacts to situations tells us how we act and react to any situation. If you have something that you do not like about a member of your family, maybe it is something that you need to change within yourself.
While growing up, my children showed me very strongly that this is true. They would be acting up and I did not like it, but when I looked at myself, I found that they were mirroring my feelings. It gave me much opportunity to change my own feelings and actions.
Of course, they also loved to find and push my buttons (what children could resist this temptation?) I found that when they did, I would immediately look at what created my frustration and other negative feelings and change them. The next time that they pushed the same button, they would not get the same reaction. It drove them crazy! The bonuses were that I became a better person and they became better because of it.
What does this mean to those of us still looking for our Eternal Companion? Well, meeting his (or her) family tells a lot about the person you choose to spend eternity with. If they are encouraging, then the person in question can also be encouraging. If they show love to each other, then the person in question has the ability to have and show love more easily to you and your own children.
Remember, this is a two-edged sword. As you are looking at their family, they are looking at yours. How do you act and react in a family situation? Do you need to make changes? Are you ready for them to see you?
Please remember, we are all a work in progress. Take time to make changes. Love yourself and those around you. You will be amazed at what happens when you do.