You Might Need to Let Go of Certain Loved Ones to be Happier. And That’s Ok.

Brooke Meredith
4 min readJan 23, 2020
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Our culture is one in which we are routinely told, both overtly and subtly, that you should always accept, reason away, downplay, and forgive anything from a family member. Because of “family loyalty” and sentiments such as “but they are your mom/dad/sibling/cousin/uncle/aunt, you name it.”

As if, because you share some DNA, you are…