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16 Signs You're In A Close-Knit Family

You guys are tight. And when you're not driving each other just a little bit crazy, you're coming together over a cup of Café Bustelo coffee!

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1. You do everything together.

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Is it too much? THERE'S NO SUCH THING.

2. When you first greet each other, it's a whole thing.

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Even though you probably just saw each other, like, yesterday.

3. You have family meals at least once a week.

And you'd better have a tight alibi if you decide to skip it!
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And you'd better have a tight alibi if you decide to skip it!

4. You know how each and every person takes their coffee.

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As well as their favorite ice cream flavor, pizza toppings, and where they like to sit in the movie theater!

5. Sometimes you don't even need words to communicate.

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One look says it all!

6. Nobody can keep a secret.

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So news travels fast.

7. If they don't approve of who you're dating, then something's wrong...

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...with your date.

8. They'll defend you tooth and nail.

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Sometimes literally.

9. Your secret handshake has been passed down for generations.

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And the story behind it gets more and more farfetched. (Isn't that right, Aunt Marge?)

10. You have weird inside jokes that nobody else understands.

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Which makes it even better.

11. You've had an ongoing group chat since 2009.

This can be a blessing and a curse.
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This can be a blessing and a curse.

12. Family Game Night does not mess around.

And usually ends with some variation of this:

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Everyone remembers the Candy Land fiasco of 2003.

13. Family events are photographed with a paparazzi-like fervor.

Note: Any two family members congregating constitutes a "family event."
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Note: Any two family members congregating constitutes a "family event."

14. And vacations are marked off years in advance.

There is no holier holiday than "family beach week."
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There is no holier holiday than "family beach week."

15. Sometimes it feels like you are of one mind.

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NOT on family game night. But sometimes.

16. And no matter what, they always have your back!

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Because nobody messes with your family! (Except for your family...)