You must curate a support system
“Your family has their life to live and you have yours to live. Recognize what you’ve overcome to get to the place you are today. Through your journey, you will connect with like-minded individuals that can be a support. I know it is not the same as family, but it can serve as a support system,” says Hartwell, adding “It is possible that your family will get on board later down the road and that is okay too.