It has always been drilled into my head, since I was a young child, that you should never hold grudges against anyone, or for anything. To me that is easier said than done. I’ve been burned so many times in the past, I can’t really take a person’s word for granted. Promises are meant to be broken even before they are finished being promised. These last couple of months, things haven’t been going all that well between me and my family. I used to love them, would have done anything for them. Now, not so much. I can’t stand the idea of being around them. Family gatherings and even random meetings at the store have become too painful at time. I know that they say distance makes the heart grow founder, but I don’t think that is the case with me. My family hurt me…in more ways than one. Taking the side of my abusive brother was the last straw for me. I told my mom to pick which side of the argument she wanted to be on, and she took my brother’s. So that Monday morning, I was gone. Haven’t been home since, and that’s been over a year now. But I know that it’s wrong to hate your family for what they have done. Is it worth trying to make amends with them? To only make amends then get burned again when they hurt you again. Is it worth putting my emotions out there to get stomped on? I just simply do not know.