Originally Posted by Zerbie
Exactly. A strong adult, a 57-year old adult at that, doesn't have to answer to mom and dad, aunts and uncles, and siblings.
Rick, you are your own person. If the family responds to your authenticity (if you go there) by 'running around,' let them. Keep your cool. Stay level and don't get sucked in to their drama. You've earned it.
This is true, but the same problem still comes up... it's not just about doing what you want. It's about the way you will be treated when all is said and done.