This past year has probably been the toughest in my life. Although I grew up very fortunate and privileged(which I am very thankful for), I have struggled with a lot. Someone who I trusted in my life since birth broke my ability to trust them and continues to do so. Some might say we’ll just cut them out of your life, but it is not that easy because they are part of the family. It hurts the most when it is someone who is meant to be so close to you. A few years of constant manipulation, lying, and loss had bruised me so hard I had no choice but to let go move on from them. I have a lot of pressure to get into a good college as well which has not made things easy. I don’t know what I’ll do in the future and I am constantly thinking about this situation and everything else in my life. For anyone out there, emotional deterioration is not ok and even if it is from you direct family. Life has been hard to move past, but I can have nothing but hope for the future.