Your family is the soil in which you were planted, weeds and all. It’s where your roots are and whether you like what’s growing there or not, there’s no denying that from that soil came everything! Whether your family was close to you or not, as you were growing up they were the first people who helped to create who you are today. Our families are our very foundations. Foundations that when cracked leave us feeling vulnerable, concerned and mistrusting. Because of these simple truths, family betrayal hurts so very deeply.
Whether your family bond is negative or positive, deep or non existent, it just seems to hold so much more weight than many of the other connection you’ll ever have in life. And when you feel betrayed by someone who you’re bonded to, someone you possibly share deep memories with, it’s a cut that leaves a deep scar.
You share traits together, you sound alike, look alike, sometimes even walk alike. Family is something that you simply can’t ever completely disconnect from.
So, what can you do when they’ve turned their backs to you? How should you feel when your family betrays that bond?