Always thicker than water
However, there are also a lot of people who do not get along with members of their families, those who see their friends as their chosen families rather than those related by blood.
The latter is certainly the case for me. Not many people know that, essentially, I have been estranged from my mother, sister and the rest of my mother's side of the family for around four and a half years now. They have never met my husband or my daughter and I'm glad of that, as controversial as that may sound.
The relationships I had with my mother and sister were toxic and harmful - looking back, I wish that that I had walked away from them sooner. I always tried to figure out why I was treated differently to my sister; the only reason that I can think is because I was a 'daddy's girl' and my mother didn't like that.
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As soon as I started working I had to pay rent, which was fine. My sister however, was not expected to pay a penny when she had a job.
When I passed my A Levels there was no "congratulations" or "well done", just complaints that I had decided to continue on to university and she did not want to help with contributing, yet when I offered to take out tuition loans, this wasn't good enough either and I was met with more complaints. When my sister dropped out of college twice and did nothing, she was the "sensible" one and praised for her decision, And we can't forget the time where my sister made false GBH allegations against me and I was arrested. The police found the evidence to prove that all allegations were false and I was released with no charges or warnings.
I chose not to take action against my sister for my mother's sake. Yet when I walked out of the police station I was met with verbal abuse from my mother about how the whole situation had been my fault.
Blood Isn’t Always Thicker Than Water
The final straw was in the summer of - I woke up in hospital with a head wound and no idea on how I had ended up there. As my mother was down as my next of kin, they had rang her to come to the hospital. She refused. She didn't ask the nurse what had happened, she just simply responded with: "I'm not coming. Tell her to ring her father. Within 15 minutes of my father being called, he had left work and was at the hospital. After that incident, I finally wiped my hands of them both.
When I announced that I was pregnant, I knew it would only be a matter of time before she tried to get in touch with me and I was right, I had Facebook messages sent to me, the majority of which were ignored and most of the content I don't wish to divulge.
After not seeing her for two and a half years, she appeared in a coffee shop that I was in next to my work - I was around 7 months pregnant at the time and I just walked out. But you can freely drop the qvam and est without affecting the meaning.
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It's a tattoo, it has to be more epigrammatic than that. Sanguis non omnibus quam aqua densior "for all people" , at most: I'd drop the "hours" too. Yes, more epigrammatic, from NickNicholas. But iunctior 'closer in friendship,' might be better than densior 'more crowded.
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