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    Family resistance
    An_254803 posted:
    My partner and I have been married for close to 18 years And my relatives do not accept us and my kids who are beautiful bright have suffered not having relatives to interact with specialy during Xmas also my wife has suffered emotionally for years. It's not right what have we done to deserve this just because I married my cousin and just wanted a normal family life which most get it's very hurtful and I am feeling this pain enormously
    fcl responded:
    There is nothing you can do to change your relatives but you CAN change how you react to them. I'd suggest therapy for you and your wife to learn how to process and deal with this rejection in order to liberate yourselves from it. It's their loss, not yours.

    As for your children not suffering from not having family to interact with ... tell yourself that TONS of children are in the same boat (my family lives in another country at the other end of the continent) but don't "suffer" because of it. they grow up with different ideas, that's all. It's often the parents who sow the seeds of this kind of suffering (by putting the right ideas into their heads) so please beware of this and try to avoid it. Learn to make the most of the holidays as a family unit and enjoy your friends.

    Happy holidays!

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