Yes - absolutely. It is ridiculous that "just because they're family you need to keep them in your life!". Toxic people are toxic, period. You have the power to remove abusive and/or toxic people in your life. You shouldn't be bound to someone because of "family". There are so many toxic and/or flat out abusive family situations out there. It is so bizarre to shove this notion of "family" down people's throats when people live through years of abuse.

I’m a queer adopted healthcare worker who writers in their spare time. I have a MPH degree.