Do you live far away from your family?
I wonder if our online group is so friendly and tight knit in part because a lot of us have families that are quite far away.

Our immediate family (siblings/parents?ILs) live in
California, Ohio, New York, and Michigan with grandparents in Ontario, Florida and Ohio. More family in more states and some family abroad. We live in meet-up-for-the-day driving distance of one of my second cousins. We are fairly isolated even though we both have huge families.