Friendship can be in some incidents more powerful than family. It is often said blood is thicker than water meaning being related as family was thicker than those people outside the family – But this is no longer a solid truth.
Sadly family can let you down and even though loyalty is expected it should not be blindly accepted.
We make exceptions for family but when we are totally let down at an unacceptable level then it is time to reconsider that loyalty.
It is a good practice to be sensible otherwise you can be exposed to family taking advantage of your loyalty…
Family is important. Earned loyalty is a must and when all else fails I fall back on my sincere friends.