1) I am the oldest child in my immediate family.
2) My siblings and I have strikingly similar facial features, but have chosen very different lives.
3) My parents were married for almost 30 years before my father passed away.
4) When I was in sixth grade, my parents were one of only three couples still with their first spouse.
5) My mom claims that this alone is enough to disqualify our family from the label 'dysfunctional."