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Culture Chat 1, Part 11. Defining what a family is proves to be difficult because there are many factors that come into play. The factors include individual differences in religion, culture, and philosophy to name a few. Personally, I define family in a semi-broad context; as a group of people (blood related or not) that support each other emotionally, sometimes financially, and express love, involvement, and interest in one another’s lives. I feel asthough there is no textbook definition of family, and part of my way of thinking can be attributed to my childhood upbringing. My parents eloped at a courthouse and thendivorced when I was young, my mother raised three children while my father was generally absent, and now I have a stepfather and two Korean stepbrothers. The traditional married (in a church) mother and father with two or three children never applied to me. I believe that my point of view regarding family is universal to some

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