Beloved

The Toxic Family Member
Beloved · April 30, 2021
🕒Reading time: 4 minutes. ⚠️Trigger warning: sexual abuse is mentioned. During life we quit a lot things. We walk away from jobs that no longer suit us, friends that turn out to be enemies, dead-end relationships and so on. But somehow we are conditioned to let certain toxic family members stay in our lives, while we do our best to accept them and everything that comes with them. But when is it necessary to end the relationship?

Beloved · January 04, 2021
5 young women I am blessed to have 5 younger sisters. And even though I only grew up with one, I have always felt a connection with all of them. I remember being 8 years old and seeing my sister I grew up with for the first time, laying in her tiny crib. I remember being so excited for my mother to arrive at my school with my new baby sister, so I could show her to all my classmates. I was so proud to be an older sister and ever since then, I felt responsible. But there are more of them. 4...

Beloved · September 14, 2020
I often feel like I am not being heard by the people I actually want to hear me. Sometimes I get shut down before finishing my sentence or someone just blurres out "well, that's not true," while I'm still speaking. Well how would you know, if you won't even let me talk? I think to myself. I'm not confrontational at all so I often let it slide, until I realized that this was actually very toxic to me. I will let it slide when I don't know or care for the person, but when someone you actually...