Just because they’re family doesn’t mean they’re right.
Wow that was so personal
I tried to tell my mom I thought I had a mental disease.
She told me that she thought my soul was broken and I was going to hell.
We were having this conversation because I lied about my homework.
Blood isn’t always family, and family isn’t always blood.
I have a similar relationship with my mother. My mum believed that only physical abuse was abuse. Which is not at all true.
The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
In short, the relationships you make by choice are stronger than the ones made by birth alone.
I remember using that on me, when I wanted to take advice from people not them. Because “they hadn’t been with me the last 18 years”. My uncle told me my dad wasn’t beating me, so what did I have to really complain about. I needed to change, because my dad was too old to.
This really struck home.