Is it normal that i don’t have any aunts, uncles, or cousins?

My parents were both only children, meaning that I have no uncles, aunts, or cousins. I thought that would be somewhat normal, but I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have at least an aunt or uncle. I do have a few great aunts/uncles and second cousins but at that point they don’t share a lot of my DNA so we don’t have the same bond that my parents have with their cousins and aunts/uncles.

Is It Normal?
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  • At least neither of you had to worry about an aunt, uncle, or older cousin, sexually molesting you as you were growing up.

    This is actually becoming more common as the number of children people elect to have continues to decrease. Up until lately it was not common for two "only child" people to meet and get married. Even then "only child"s have a tendency to look subconsciously for mates with siblings (opposites attract).

    If you feel you're missing something you can't change the past but you can have an impact on the future for your children past your feelings of this experience on so they know. Only children get special treatment but miss out on a lot of other life experiences and it affects future generations.

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  • It was not your choice. For you, it is normal.

    There are a number of other people in similar situations.

    Think positive and enjoy life. Make lots of friends (as aunts, uncles, etc. does not mean that they are friends)

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  • For your parents' sake, hopefully you plan to have children. It would suck for both of their bloodlines to end with you

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    • I dont get the hate for that comment. My parents were kinda fucked over with my generation. Dispite having 3 boys two of them (me included) are sterile. The last one I'm pretty sure is gay.

      That being said I do have like a dozen cousins so the bloodline isnt over but it still sucks that none of your grand children will be blood related

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