Family tends to people who aren’t blood/related to me. They tend to be friends I’ve met whom I may lose contact or parted with but they always have a place in my heart. I have the utmost respect for them and the one people related to me… for what they have done for me.
But family to me.. are those that supported, stuck to my side, with no intent of stepping over the line of disrespect and tell me what’s up, and they are those who had loved me unconditionally without making me feel like a problem. They are my loyal best friends, my advisers, my tough critics, and my energy through the worst. I’m happy for them. I’m truly thankful.
Even if I had lost contact with them… I wish them all the best. Their happiness is still mine. And I love them all still.
So don’t push away… you don’t have to accept the illiness but it exists within the person you love. Your love/relationship, sadly.. can’t make the illness go away/cure your partner… but your support does plenty to us