Said the word “hellacious” once in front of my daughter, and now she finds a way to use it in every conversation.
You’re not being disrespectful to your family by 1) choosing to be the adult you are with your own life and 2) having boundaries. It’s an unrealistic expectation whether you or they have it, to be expected to base your identity, worth and happiness around whether you’re pleasing a group of people. Boundaries are something you learn through trial and error and there’s something that I know with certainty: You can and are allowed to have boundaries with your family. It’s not ‘wrong’ so cancel your guilt account.
— Natalie Lue (via annaharo)