We expect our family to be loving and caring. As members of one family, we expect a level of support from each other. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Life has taught us that sometimes, your family is not always your greatest support. Your family can be your greatest antagonist. One would expect that the bond of family will be strong and that the family will be United. That is not always the case. There are families where no one is interested in another’s welfare. There are some families where, rather than be indifferent, they choose to fight and hurt each other. What to do when your family does not care. When you have a family that ignores you and acts like you do not matter, it can hurt. How are other people supposed to accept you if your family does not? Luckily, that is not the case. The fact that your family does not act like you matter or do not care about you does not mean they are right. Family members are usually not the best judge of other family members. When your family is making you feel like you are not good enough, simply switch it on them. Ignore their hatred and attitude and focus your energy on people that care about you. True Family. Your true family is not just the people you share a name or blood with. They are not just the ones that are related to you by blood or marriage. Your family is anyone who adds value to you, supports you, anyone who is there for you. A true family is one where everyone looks out for each other. They support each other through thick and thin. They do not act like anyone does not matter because they are all important to each other. They bring out the best in each other and encourage each other to be the best version of themselves. Family will come together to give support to one person when he or she needs it. A true family forgives and protects each other. They would stand up for each other. The members of a true family may not be connected by blood. They can also be friends who have grown to become family. When you have a blood-related family that does not care about you and makes you feel like you do not matter, do not worry. Focus on the members of your true family. The ones who care about you and make you know that you matter. The ones who will always be there? No matter what. That is all the family you need. They are the ones you should focus on. Do not worry if it seems like your blood family has abandoned you surround yourself with people who honestly love you and think the world of you. That way, you are surrounded by love and filled with the assurance of knowing that you matter and that someone cares about you.