Blood and Boundaries

There is an old saying that says that blood is thicker than water. Well, blood might be thicker but that doesn’t always mean that it is better.

Just because you share DNA with someone or perhaps you even came from the same womb does not mean that you have to keep connections that are toxic to who you are and how you are.

You cannot control what people say about you, but you can control your reaction and you can set boundaries with people who continue to practice bad behaviors toward you.

I have often heard people say to others, “that is your brother”, or “that is your sister”…..and? What if that brother or sister is Hell bent and determined on destroying your name and casting out false perceptions about you every chance they get? Why on Earth would you continue to walk into that same web? You wouldn’t. This doesn’t mean that you don’t love them. This doesn’t meant that you don’t forgive them. This does mean that you love and respect your peace enough to avoid unhealthy people. Some people you have to love at a distance, don’t let them make you feel guilty for doing so. Believe me, they know why.