I live on the east coast, so every year I go with my parents to the west coast to see my family (both my mom's and dad's family). I have had a good relationship with my aunts, uncles, and cousins and have seen them pretty much every year since I was about 3, but still I feel uncomfortable around some of my relatives, namely on my dad's side. I feel that my dad's side of the family is a little more uptight and judgmental than my mom's. A lot of my dad's family live in a wealthy, white-bread part of the city and although they are not wealthy themselves, they live in a neighbourhood primarily composed of millionaires. I recently went to a family gathering for my dad's family, and I was quiet for most of the time. I don't know what it is. I guess I just feel like I can't be myself around them. When I'm with my mom's family though, I'm uninhibited, talking to everyone and cracking jokes and stuff. I guess my mom's family is a little more chill - a lot of my relatives on mom's side are working class, so maybe that has something to do it - i feel like I don't have to always come across as 'perfect', working hard in university and straight-edge. Am I the only one who feels weird and awkward around their relatives?