Sacha | Thoughts
1 min readMay 23, 2023

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I really feel you on this. My husband and I both hold family as a core value / desire for us. Perhaps why we somehow ended up with four kids! Yet we’ve also deliberately moved away from extended family because of these kinds of dramas / different value systems that just feel draining to be around and engage with on the day to day. It’s sad and we often feel isolated as a consequence - raising kids without family support is really hard. But as my husband often says too: we’re ground zero. We’re laying the foundation for better things for our own family in the future - growing decent human beings who care about one another and actually want to do good for other people too. It’s been beautiful watching our big girl go out into the world with this beautiful soul and we can see the same coming through for our younger ones too. Tough as it’s been, largely walking away from our extended family was the right choice. Not one we ever should have had to make, but still the right choice.

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change