Should I stay or should I walk away? How?

What do you do when your extended family simply refuses to let you walk away, while you have walked away from each other a long time back? How do you tackle this?

8 replies
Showli Chakraborty
June 7, 2017


  1. It’s your personal decision. If you can’t make the family understand, if they can’t or don’t want to understand, you just have to resign yourself to it and do what is in your own interest.

  2. Being in touch with your ex’s family is difficult but welcoming. Although you cant expect once to be in the relationship just because his family wants you to.

  3. You can’t walk away from responsibilities even if the relationship has died. They would still have expectations from you not knowing your part of the story. You have a choice to meet their expectations or simply be ignorant for your own good. You may be judged heavily for this indifference, but if something doesn’t come from within, that should not be done or even tried with desperation. That so called “duty” should immediately be put to an end.

  4. I think that your extended family must understand that you share the relationship with your partner, and it is difficult to stay back in such situations. Responsibilities are a different issue altogether.

  5. I think the families and friends of someone getting divorced need to be open minded, and think with their hearts, versus instinctively jumping to the conclusion that the person who is divorcing their loved one is evil and deserves to be dumped. No one knows what went on in a divorcing couple’s home. Even if it’s your very best friend, or your son, or your sister, you really don’t know. What you know is what that person told you. You have one side.

    That said, being upset with the soon-to-be ex, and having feelings of hatred or blame or anger is acceptable and very understandable. But just for a second, remember that you took your soon-to-be ex-brother-in-law or son-in-law or daughter-in-law into your family. So, now that it’s over, do you truly want that person out of your life? Does he or she mean nothing to you?

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