I Saw This On Facebook. It Was Getting A Lot Of ‘Likes’

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I saw this on facebook. It was getting a lot of ‘likes’ and actually, I liked it too. Very few would disagree with the saying. It says: “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the one’s who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” ~Unknown All of us are blessed with friends who are like family members. Sometimes, we are so attached to each other, it seems they are a part of our family, born somewhere else. There are instances when friends have so much in common, we wonder, “do they really hail from some other family?” The people in your life who will want you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are and the ones who…show more content…
Often, however, families are not the truly loving and supportive havens they are meant to be. Often parents are detrimental to growth of their children. They have limitations that pass on to their children, infusing insecurities, fears, angers and dysfunctions in them. Most parents want to be loving and supportive, but they don’t understand themselves well enough to do so. Some confuse being overly permissive with love. Others confuse being overly strict with love. The bottom line is that they are not truly loved and supported by their parents and don’t learn to truly love and support themselves. Friendship helps people truly find themselves. Friends are necessary for our emotional and social wellbeing throughout life. Friends represent the family you choose. Not only are friends the family you choose, but they can also be a much more healthy family than the one you were born into. If you have managed to separate from a family that is unsupportive or even toxic, you may be able to form friendships that are psychologically healthier. These friends will accept you for who you are, not for who they want you to be. Those people who manage to go through this transitional phase can choose loving and supportive friends. By friends, I include loved ones, for loved ones are first and foremost friends. In addition, one’s circle of friend may serve as an extended family. The more loving and supportive
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