Sometimes family just means a shared name or bloodline. Not for lack of trying, but sometimes there just isn’t a connection, or the connection has been lost.
Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this in my life, and as time goes by, you learn to adjust. Some people, even if they are family, are only meant to be in your life for a limited amount of time.
What I’ve learned over the years is that there will be people who do not have your best interests at heart, and actually enjoy seeing you struggle. You begin to take your power back when you are able to remove them from your life.
What may seem subtle at first begins to become more apparent, the more successful you become. There comes a point in time when even you can’t deny what’s right in your face.
What’s beautiful is that we have the power of deciding who and what we will allow in our lives.