I am close to my family. I have three sisters and two sets of parents. We speak weekly (with the exception of my baby sister who lives with Lilli and I). My dad lives close by and visits regularly. I grew up with Educators as parents. That said, I am a nurturer by nature. While I am close to the parents and value their opinions I still live my own life and enjoy it. I enjoy going on nature walks, visiting museums, learning about history, visiting places I've never been and just enjoy company.... (like everyone else on this site, I think). The book could continue but that would leave us with nothing to discuss in person.
Gentlemen, if you are of the type that believes women should be kept in the house to speak when spoken to... you may want to move on! I like doing things like mowing my own lawn, gardening and learning how to fix things. Hopefully, this isn't off-putting, it's just how I was raised.