Blood doesnt make family. Id choose my friends over some family members any day. Its about people whose made the effort to see you and spend time with you. Blood doesnt mean shit. its just dna nothing more. My opinion, thats the way I look at it.
One of the hardest decisions you can make is to remove yourself from a toxic relationship with your parent. At some point you have to acknowledge the verbal and mental abuse they put you through even if they refuse to take accountability and move on.
You can not have a healthy relationship with people who are wearing a mask……Be real, Be genuine, Be that unique person you are. All the people we really care about you, will love you for who you truly are.