Removing yourself from people and situations that disrupt your well-being should never be seen as a bad thing. Whether it's a mother, brother, friend or job. Hell, un-cousin your cousin if it puts you in a better mind state.
We are prioritizing ourselves from this moment on.
I've seen people say that this generation can't expect to foster lasting relationships when all we do is "cut people off" but I beg to differ. Foster relationships with people who deserve them. People aren't allowed to drain your life force because they're related to you. They're not even allowed to if you love them. You deserve the same energy and love that you pour into your family and friends in return.
However you heal, do that. Roll one, kick it with the therapist, hit the gym, run you a bath, whatever. Just ensure that when you do heal yourself you don't return to the same environment, person, or energy that you're recovering from. I read somewhere that it isn't your job to convert people's way of thinking, only to speak your truths so that others may find theirs. That's what I want you to take away from this.
Exhale. Everyday is a new one.
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