I'm assuming most all of you have them. What's it like whenever you see them again, or do you avoid it as much as possible? Do they know your beliefs? How did that go?
My atheist siblings know, but almost no one else. My cousin (thief, boy-whore, high school dropout, etc) just invited me to a "Keep God in America" group on facebook which I happily ignored.
Speaking of thieving cousins, how does your extended family compare ethically? I have more than one thieving cousin, and it's hilarious to me that these children raised in self-righteous strict homes were the ones to turn out this way. (Especially when your uncle use to think badly of your own siblings for their unrighteous ways). This seems to happen a lot. There are very few normal people in the world who grew up watching only rated-G movies and church films.
I have one gay uncle, who was my favorite growing up. My brothers and my mom have very different stories about how the family took the news of his homosexuality.
Whenever a family event comes up, I try my best to escape. I'm incredibly anti-social (almost phobic at times), and there are few things in this world I hate more than potato salad or pickles. It's not that I don't love my family, but I find the culture stifling and now there is very little to connect on.
Funny Mormon Family Stories Time? :D