Over the festive period family was on my mind and I thought I would talk to you all about my situation. If you have read my blog for a while you will know I don't have contact with My Mother, Father and Sister. There was a big family fall out and I was on the receiving end. Thanks goodness My Husband was with me at the time or I would completely blame myself. When for the first time in My life all I did was stand up for myself.
I find the festive period very hard. My Facebook feed is full of happy family photos smiling back at me but this is such a false image. There are so many different family's in the world and I feel that we should give credit, where credit is due. I have been so lucky my Husband, and Mother and Father in law are just wonderful people and treat me like the daughter they never had. Growing up for me was hard I always felt over looked and left out. Don't get me wrong I have some wonderful memory's but its hard to see past the bad ones.
A lot of my friends have divorced parents. I also have friends who are single mothers or fathers and they are better parents than some two parent family.
Why is there still the traditional image of what a family is? Why does family mean blood family or why is it a man and woman and children. Family come is all shapes and sizes. You don't have to be blood to be a good parent that is for sure.
I am part of the new generation where blood to me is not thicker than water. I value my friends more than my "Family" who I have no contact with and to my friend I am fiercely loyal. I would do any thing for them. So in 2017 Family to me means people I love and that is what I am taking into the New Year! I am no longer dwelling on the past and as cliche as it is looking to the future.
Everyone is different and have different problems.
Who would I turn to if I needed legal help with family matters. For me it would be www.slatergordon.co.uk/family-and-personal-matters. Here is why?
We need to embrace that there are problems in relationships and some times it is better to get legal help than to live unhappy. I am a total people please but sometime you have to do what is right for you. We only live once, So why live unhappy?