Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold of yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.
This makes me sad, because some ppl just don't realize this. Allowing your friends to bad mouth your family is not loyalty. Choosing friends over family is not loyalty. It's no wonder why we aren't close. Blood apparently isn't always thicker than water.