Your family has been put in your life (and you in their lives), these are the people you are made to be with, to love, to be wedgied by (older brother, anyone?), to laugh with, to connect with, and to share holidays with, and to trust above all others.
When you decided to get married you did it because you couldn't hold back this romantic love you had for this woman. Then you got married and you thought this was about meeting your needs, like she was supposed to fill all the gaps you had in your own life. Then you became responsible to care for another human being that was completely helpless without you and your wife.
And you're (only) 22 years old!
Too often, I choose not to have fun with them because I think it will take too much energy. But, when I do engage, I laugh, I create stories and games, and often end up actually getting some much-needed exercise. So, while having fun does require energy, here's three things it gives us that make the tiredness completely worth pushing through:
I was scrolling through some old journal entries and came across this, my 'eulogy' for my dad. He died about 18 months ago after years of multiple health issues. It was a bumpy road with him, my brother and I, but in the end he's my dad, and I miss him. He was a professional photographer for 40 years, touring the world to pursue his craft. Hopefully, this helps you get to know him a little better.