There is an old saying that blood is thicker than water but is the blood actually doing more harm than water ever could?
When it comes to family, many people have shared the same experiences whether it was special moments or even trauma. Over the past two to three years, many people have shared over social media how their family has not been as supportive as family should be.
Why is this the case? One would believe that blood relatives hold a special connection because of our DNA and heritage. The morals we all share and values that have been past down from generation to generation. Maybe it's because in most cases they are in close proximity or maybe its because they can see your potential and place their fears upon you.
Many people do not live out their dreams and desires due to fear of failure or lack of resources. This will cause some resentment with oneself because of that burning desire to live out their dream. Typically, when a family member sees you doing some of the things they have always wanted to do they usually try to talk you out of whatever goal you are trying to achieve.
So the age old question would be: why do strangers believe and support you more than family? Well the answer is simple: strangers are not holding on to the past version of you with expectations of failure based from their own past mistakes. They may also be afraid that your success could put a spot light on their flaws. Another could be, some people just don't want to see you doing better than them. Success can be intimidating and some family do not want to be reminded of this daily.
The best way to combat this is to just come to terms that much like strangers and friends, family might not ever support you and you will have to be ok with that. Do not seek validation from others, not even your family because this can lead to disappointment. Especially if you are succeeding for other people. Do it for you and the people who love and genuinely support you will follow. However, you will probably end up cutting ties with those who lack the support you need and will only end up wanting something in the long run.
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