For those of you reading: it’s okay to let go of your family. Society tells us that family is number one in your life — they come first. Civilisations and countries are built on the notion of the strength of the family unit. They would do anything for you, and you would do anything for them. It’s not always the case. The truth is, they are just people. They are not infallible. They are not perfect. They can be bad, and cruel, and toxic — despite being your blood. And it’s okay to walk away. It’s okay. It is okay.
Dear Mother — It’s not okay.
Kat Bak

“There is one in every family” is a great lie. Sometimes there are many; sometimes it may be each member of the family.

Let them go. It is most definitely okay. One’s own mind, spirit, and body will cleanse itself of their toxicity. It is even possible to erase them entirely or learn to remember one single good thing about them. Fuck the blood connection; fuck the history. It is okay.

This last paragraph in your piece is the most powerful paragraph I have read today. Thank you.

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