Do-It-Yourself: How to Choose Your Own Family
Losing family obliges us to find our family. Not always the family that is our blood, but the family that can become our blood. Finding Forrester (2000)
The most supportive people in your life don’t always have to be the people you’re related to. Sometimes good friends can offer the love and encouragement of a family. Creating your own family can be difficult, but it’s not impossible and it’s definitely well worth it. All you need to begin is a desire to find people who are a good fit for you. The goal is to surround yourself with loving and supportive people who understand, empower, and push you to be the best version of yourself. If that sounds like a project you’re ready to undertake, then read on.
Please note: There is no wrong way to implement this into your own life, just be sure to go in with lots of love and a little patience.
We realize, of course, that a strained relationship with your blood family can be heartbreaking. And it’s not always easy to find a new family or support system. The above directions aren’t meant to be flippant, but to show you that you deserve people in your life who are loving and supportive of you and your healing journey. So be sure to keep an open mind and open heart when it comes to who you want, and who you exclude, in your family.
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