I believe boundaries are necessary for self preservation. Whether it be family, friends or colleagues; we teach others how to treat us by what we allow. It is not my job to educate another on how they treat others. I will do my best to convey their behaviors are hurtful to me, if they choose to continue on with those harmful behaviors I choose to not have them in my life regardless of the relationship.

Many are under the misconception that you can't terminate relationships with family, but in actual fact, you can, not without great reflection of course, and trying to repair/resolve, but when it comes to your own well being. It's necessary sometimes to protect yourself from those who do not have your best interest at heart.