Champagne and women toasting

Repeat after me: you are not obliged to love your family. You are not.
If they don’t have respect for you, if they make you feel inferior, if they bully you, ignore you, abuse you in any way: you are not a bad person for not loving them, or not wanting to stay around. You don’t have to do any of those things. You can go and build a family with the people who truly love you and respect you. Okay?
Stay safe, my darlings.
The Recovery Fort

It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
Nicholas Sparks

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