Although this title suggests something that many people may not agree to but where does one draw a limit to bearing up toxic elements in a family? Yes family is family and family members unlike friends aren’t chosen. They are by default a group that you belong to once you are born. You can’t choose what type of brothers and sisters to have. You can’t really dictate which aunts and uncles will be part of your immediate family circle or who should not be invited to your home.
1Familiarity can breed contempt
There is some truth to the saying that familiarity breeds contempt. As long as you are a child, it doesn’t really matter but once you became a teen you may find you don’t exactly see eye to eye with some family members and that’s when tension starts. Arguments between parents, relatives and sometimes your siblings too can create disharmony in the family.
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2Psychologists provide the answers
The big question is what the limit is when one member spews venom at someone in the family or the other having to bear up the tension. When do you feel should be a point when you cut family ties with certain toxic members. Psychologists provide these answers based on studies showing you that in some circumstances, it’s okay to cut off family ties.
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