This tends to be a statement that folk band about when referring to conflicts within the family
‘blood is thicker than water’ … well I suppose the biology of it means that it probably is … but the meaning behind it … now thats the question.
I am a great believer in nurture over nature and that in itself supports my thoughts on this that in my eyes blood is not thicker than water when we talk about relationships.
For me I think that for some they use the term ‘blood is thicker than water’ as a shield for treating people they propose to care about appallingly.
Should we really accept rude, and sometimes outrightly nasty actions and words all for the sake of blood is thicker than water? … or in fact should we be clearing out these negative folks from our lives?
In my biological Fathers case, I love him but yet I hate him, after years of nasty words and disinterest … should I stand by him just because he is my biological Father? Have I done wrong to leave him out my life in favour of those people that treat me and my children with nothing other than respect and love?
Where should you draw the line if family is cruel?
Don’t get me wrong we all make our own choices but for me I fear that too many hide behind the statement and accept it because they feel they have too. I on the other hand I have now walked away from family who have spent a long time making me feel bad about myself as person and a parent ….. and do you know what ….. I feel no guilt at all.
Time is precious and I wont waste mine on others related or not, if they don’t treat us with respect … simple!
Do you have issues with family that leaves you thinking the same?
Please Note: I do still have some family …. that yes I like … and yes I love them!