Fate is funny
Fate is cruel
Fate is kind
It is up to you to decide which way it affects you
Family is not a choice a young child decides to where they belong. It is unfortunate that families are not like the Cosby Show or the Brady Bunch then the world would be easy. That is the one reason that TV continues to tease in making us believe our relationships will follow.
No, it isn't in reality the families are difficult, not as difficult as we see on the Maury Povich show but maybe something in the middle. Because families are convoluted so having friends to support us when things are difficult and need a shoulder to cry on.