I wrote a post once on Quitting Your Identity. Just like you can’t quit an identity, you can’t quit your family. Whether you marry into one or you grow up with one, you can’t quit your family. Your father – whether he’s present or not will always be your father. You just can’t change genes like you change your jeans. You’re stuck with you family.
Sometimes though, people try to quit. Sometimes you can’t blame them. Sometimes you can help support people that want to quit their family – knowing that ultimately – you can’t quit your family. But you can be there for them.