Setting such healthy boundaries and keeping such persons at a distance, especially when they're family, is incredibly hard.

But I believe it's even more important to distance ourselves from those who are family because this element alone makes it more challenging and more likely to prevent us from acting in our best interest.

We grow up with the toxic message "but they're family", like we should accept crap just because they're family.

Good for you that you've managed to pull yourself out and found the strength to get to know your true self and build a life you're happy with!

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