This has been on the forefront of my mind recently, and I need to let it out. I’m always told “family always comes first” or “family is all you have.” What if I don’t I don’t have a positive relationship with my family? You would rather have me be around their drama because we share the same DNA? I don’t buy it for one minute. I firmly believe that you can whoever you like in your life, whether they are related or not. Racist grandma? Get her out of here. Deadbeat dad? Send him to jail! Sure, it would be nice to have those normal relationships with family, unfortunately I was dealt a bad hand and I limit my contact with them to keep my sanity. I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles with maintaining boundaries with family while being told I must enjoy spending time with them.
If you are family reading this, hello!