The people that supposedly know you the best, but seem to say the wrong things consistently anyway.
The people that you love the most, but are also the people that can and will hurt you the most in life.
The people that are supposed to understand what you deal with from day to day in your own life, but manage to be the most selfish in their judgement of you and you decisions.
The people that expect you to commit all your time and energy to them, but never seem to be able to make commitments back to you.
The people that you look forward to seeing during holidays, but you cannot invite everybody because some are too immature to be around each other.
The people that expect you to call them more often, but can never seem to pick up the phone and call you themselves, or even respond to your phone calls, emails, and text messages.
The people that expect you to keep your calendar clear for them, but can never adjust their own schedules for you.
The people that expect you to travel to and stay with them, but hate travelling to and staying with you.
The people that expect you to take time off of work for them, but can never seem to take time off of work for you.
The people that expect you to be able to bring your kids everywhere at any time, but don't have kids themselves.
The people that expect you to travel to them with young children for 12 hours in a car, but don't want to travel to you when they don't have kids to travel with.
The people that you try not to choose sides with or against, but who yell at you because you didn't choose the right side.
The people that bring you the biggest smiles and the loudest laughs, but also the most criticism, tears, and WTF moments.