What a strangly fitting question for me, Ingo. I chose friends. There's something about friends that makes you work harder than the others. There's also something about friends that makes you fail more often than the others. It's a challenge, and I love it, but it's horrid when it becomes a mess. Which one would you pick?
I do have only a small family left (aunt and cousin, long story), and I learned over the years that "friends they come and friends they go" (a song), but there is one person I selected to make a never-ending commitment to, my wife
family are always there for me, and are the only people who really love me and know me. at the moment friends is more of a concept than an actuality. like, i have friends. but no one i know would be there for me no matter what. or at all really... there's no feeling of trust or reliance. i mean, i've just left school and instead of going on holiday with my friends im going on holiday with my sister. i do like my friends (obviously) and have fun with them, but having people i can depend on is more important right now. its what i feel i'm missing... meh.
I can't vote. It varies from year to year and who. Normally I'd love my lover/bf/husband bestest (well, did some, some not). And I dearly love my friends. And I have family members who are really more my best friends than family, and family members who aren't even family (more like strangers, unfriendly). I can also warm up to strangers quickly and put them into my friends catagory.
All that said, I still can't vote.
Other than I would always love most the man with whom I have fallen in love, and hopefully he with me. (My next life then?)