In a family, the parents, the siblings, and the children always remain dear to us despite whatever we may think/ feel for each other (however angry we may be with each other.)
No one can change ‘blood’ relationships – whether anyone likes them or not.
However, it is important to not give permission to anyone, however dear, to treat us – any part of us – shabbily. No one has that right, not even we ourselves.
Relationships are valuable only when we value others (and ourselves). Otherwise, they are just another cross to bear.
Over the years, I have freed all my family members (including myself) from bearing that cross.
I wish everyone all the very best and will always do so. My love for them is their birth-right. And my support is what I choose to give, without seeking anything in return.
I am clear that I do deserve certain respect from my dear ones – just as they do from me. But if someone doesn’t have that, they just don’t have it. I can’t force it out of anyone; and I understand that.
Perhaps, someday we shall understand each-other. Or may be not! That’s alright, as long as I understand myself. And I do.