Family: the people who raise you, the people you marry, the relations of your partner, the children you create or take into your heart. These relationships can bring much joy and happiness. They can also put you into a pit of despair. So is there ever a time to push family to the side?
Recently there was a case in New York state where a Mother and Father sued their 30 year old son because he would not leave their house. They wanted to evict him, and guess what? They won. Son had to move out. There was a lot of controversy over whether or not the parents should have sued their child. I won’t give an opinion on their situation, because I was not their intimate: I have no idea what was going on in the household. But, the parents had obviously had enough of the situation so they did the only thing that they thought would help them: legal action.
At what point does family get you so crazy that you take them to court?
At what point does family annoy you so much that you try to keep distance?
At what point does family get you so down you can’t see them anymore?
Which brings us to: Should family get a “free pass” for bad behavior? Should we just accept our families for how they are, and pretend that everything is fine?
As it is what I often refer to as “Write my blog Thursday” I will ask you all:
- Is it OK to get angry/be angry with family?
- Is there a point where you should walk away from family?
- Should family be kept at arm’s length?
- Should you accept boorish or disrespectful behavior just because someone is family?
You know there will be a follow up…