The subject of familial relationships came up yesterday at lunch with Dan (MileHighShooter). I mentioned that I have several cousins that I can't stand. Overall I get along very well with everyone in my immediate family, the weakest relationship being with my sister due to philosophical differences. I only have one cousin that I have anywhere near regular contact with but the rest of them I barely know anymore. The worst relationship is my cousin Steve in California, he's a massive screwup. He's 43 going on 16 and has been a complete drunk and drug addict for decades, he's even responsible for a DUI crash that killed his best friend. I've had to deal with him one too many times at family functions, the last time he started getting the DTs in the middle of another cousin's wedding ceremony. A number of years ago his mother suggested that he move in with me so that I could be a good influence on him, I told her that the only outcome of that would be him in a grave and me in prison.
These days I just keep in touch with my immediate family and do my best to pretend I don't have any cousins, I just don't need the drama. Does anybody else here have a similar situation and is there anyone that really gets along with their entire family?