Originally posted from: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/what-to-do-when-your-family-doesnt-support-your-goals
Do you always call the same family members with exciting news, only to receive negativity? Learn how to break the cycle of seeking validation from family members.
Your family may be the first to receive the announcement about your new plans, but that doesn’t always mean they’re the most supportive. When those conversations don’t go as planned, do not take it personally.
Our emotions tend to be more complicated when it involves family. You might have a preconceived idea that family should always protect, support, and encourage you. When family doesn’t meet your ideal, you end up getting hurt.
The next time you’re about to talk to a loved one about your goals, ask yourself these three questions:
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Melissa Carver, Ph.D….