I got thinking about this today when I was talking to my friend. He doesn't really talk to any of his family, save from his Mum and Dad, and even then, not very often. He doesn't speak to his Sister at all due to an argument years back, and he doesn't even know if any of his extended family are even alive any more (Aunts, Uncle Ect.)
This is quite strange for me, because I've always been very close to almost my entire family, I see my cousins, aunts and uncles often, and luckily I still have grand parents that are able to recieve visitors almost every week. I have quite a large family and I can't really think of anybody I haven't seen less than once every year.
When I think about it, I actually know quite a few people who just really don't see anyone beyond their parents and siblings, and maybe not even that.
What are your thoughts on this?