Consider this sentence:
She has no other family ___ me.
Should I use "except" or "besides" here? I already know that "besides" means to include while "except" means to exclude. However I think both explanations work:
She has no other family except me
=If I am excluded as her only family, then there is no other.
She has no other family besides me
=Even if I am included as her family, there is no other.
Can anyone help me with this confusion? Thanks