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Blood makes you RELATED, Love makes you FAMILY!
Growing up as one of the first kids who’s parents divorced, I couldn’t help but understand that not all families looked the same. I LOVED watching shows that portrayed no-typical family units. Some thirty years later, you’d think this would simply be a way of life for me. But as I’ve lost family members to death, divorce and decision, I got to a point where I felt I had almost no family left. Mind you, those I have are a fabulous support without whom I’m not sure how I’d survive. But what I’ve learned is that the quote above is true. Just as much as blood doesn’t actually make people love and take care of a family the way they should, people who aren’t physically related, can be just as much our family. But ever the screen lover, I still love and appreciate great shows about non-traditional families. And I absolutely adore the latest new original from Netflix.
Grace and Frankie, Netflix’s new funny and fearless original comedy featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is a perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways. When Grace and Frankie’s husbands leave them after 20 years of marriage—to be with each other—the women find themselves facing a change that they never expected, but they shift their perspective to get through it together with the support of their new blended family and, of course, a sense of humor.
Other great examples of unique families you can find on Netflix…
For your little kids:
For your big kids:
And for teens and adults: