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Would this be considered an "extended" family?

Me & my best friend have been friends for 5 years now. We have a very close friendship, we hang out almost all the time. He's older than me so he's also very protective of me like I'm his little brother. I don't have a brother, & while I love my sisters very much & not replacing any of them, I consider him the brother I never had he cares about my sisters as well. He has 4 kids, 3 daughters & 1 son. The 3 girls were already born when I met him but I was there when his son was born. But they all call me Uncle since they see me & their father are best friends, & I consider them my nieces & nephew. He told me I'm one of the few people he trusts with his kids. It may seem a bit weird & but we're all like an extended family. Is this normal, or are we considered too close?

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It's perfectly normal for them to call you that. and it is normal

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Not at all. From Uncle Bob Kenney- my buddies' kid calls me that.

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It,s great,that you met a caring person who you bonded with.this makes you feel real good about yourself and best of friend. yes I would think so how you feel the extended family part, he will always be there for you,finding comfort that you can talk to him and he can give you sound advice when ever.great choice in family for all of you best to you both.

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That sounds like a wonderful relationship to me. To be valued and cared for. Not everyone is lucky enough to find a friend like that even once in their lifetime. And, no, not abnormal.

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Totally normal. And wonderful.

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