Coping with family life is a complex business. We may feel our families are toomuch with us, or else that they (be) ———– not there at all. It’s possible (feel)——– both at once! We can (be) ——— with our relatives most of our lives, and yet feel that they (not / understand) ———— us or see us as we really are. On the other hand, they may not be there. We may be(separate) ————— by space, because they are living in another city or country, or because they have had a serious (disagree) ————–
or quarrel. Perhaps many of us expect far too much from our families. Family members may behave as though they are entitled to make big (emotion)————- demands on one another. Each generation will have very different ideas about the right attitudes and (behave) ————, as will peoplefrom different cultural backgrounds. This may result in conflict. For instance, a person may wish to choose his or her own partner, when their parents may think that only an
arranged marriage (be) ——- acceptable.