I saw this video and thought it would be a great video to share with you. Choosing healthy relationships with friends and family are important to your health. Relationships are also a mirror of how we treat ourselves.
At times, it can be disheartening to come to the realization that relationships with your birth family are not a positive influence for you anymore. The good news is that you can create a new family through choice. You can find people who love will love you for all of who you are without the need to compartmentalize like a CIA agent. You can find people who have similar spiritual beliefs so that you are not at odds with each other.
I believe that it is necessary to love and respect the beliefs of others even though they negatively affect you. I also believe that is necessary to love yourself enough to surround yourself with people that you can be yourself without judgement. That may mean making hard choices of letting go of people in your life.
It is not an easy process, but sometimes it is necessary let go of what you do not want in order to find what you do want.
What are your relationships telling you about yourself?
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