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How can I make my family more acceptive of my decisions?

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Last Updated: 08/17/2020 at 12:21am
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February 23rd, 2015 12:15pm
By showing them that you support their decisions, they will soon become acceptive of your decisions.
April 8th, 2015 4:10am
Instead of trying to get them to accept, ask them for more support. This way, they feel as if they aren't obligated to accept, but only to support.
April 23rd, 2015 5:53pm
Talk everything out. Follow out your ideas and plans to their logical conclusions. Don't assume the others know what you are thinking. Talking now avoids resentment later.
May 13th, 2015 1:32am
Conversation is always the best way to let your family know about what you think, experiences. Communicate with them as much as you can, make sure they see your point of view so they will understand what you're talking about/your motivation behind it.
May 17th, 2015 6:09pm
Let them hear yourself, talk about the situation you are in, then weigh the consequences of the decision that you will be making. Then hear also their sides, listen to what they thought about your decision. They are your family so its great also to share to them a piece of your life coz at the end of that decision and whatever comes out of it, they are still your family who will embrace you with open arms.
May 29th, 2015 6:08pm
Self-confidence in your decisions can go a long way towards gaining the acceptance of others. Let them know that their acceptance is valuable to you, but do not feel the need to explain your decision to them.
July 13th, 2015 3:22pm
Based on my personal living, I can suggest you to talk to your family. Talking always solved the problem. Silence never. Don't hasitate, and most od all don't have secrets. Secrets bring anxiety. In conclution, you can explain them what you really want in your life. What's myour biggest decision about a problem is, and I'm sure they'll understand and support you. They are your parents after all.
November 3rd, 2015 3:24pm
just talk to them our families love us way more than we think so if you speak to them,open your heart to them they would understand and if they feel its the right thing they would support you and your decisions :)
November 9th, 2015 11:25pm
you have to explain it to them very well because if they see where you are coming from, they might I understand what you want
April 26th, 2016 2:51am
Its good if you can sit them down and explain why you made such a decision, how it impacts you and how you feel about it. Also explain on how u see the future with the decision that you have made. This is to make them understand better.
May 22nd, 2018 5:23pm
Show your family you can do the impossible , show them that you extremely excel in the decision you took ,And no matter what you will achieve your goals .
August 17th, 2020 12:21am
Make a move on your decision and follow through no matter what. You can't make your family do anything. You can't change them. Change has to come from within. The best thing you can do is stay true to yourself whether they accept you or not. But if it's possible, you can talk to them about your decisions and what they mean to you. This creates space for you and your family to have open and honest conversation about how you want to live your life. Additionally it gives them a chance to understand you, which could lead them to being more accepting of your decisions.