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5 Things To Remember When It Comes To Toxic Family Members

There is a lot of advice to be found about getting rid of a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. But what do you do when you have an issue with a family member?

When it comes to family, you are sometimes not in a position where you can just break off the relationship and walk away.

Or maybe we don't really want to walk away or will feel horrible if we do. So, what do you do?

Even though not every case of dealing with a negative family member is the same, there are some universal principles you need to remember.

Below are 5 things to remember when dealing with disgruntled family members.

1. Pretending that their behavior is OK is not OK

These types family members sometimes behave the way they do to get what they want. It's just so much easier to give in than it is to fight it. Right? Wrong!

Short-term ease equals long-term pain for you in a situation like this. These people won't change if they are being rewarded for not changing.

Decide this minute not to be influenced by their behavior. Stop giving in to them or making special pardons for their behaviors.

Constant drama and negativity is never worth putting up with.

2. They may not be bad people

Just because their behavior is bad does not mean they are inherently bad people. Not all family members are agonizing and uncaring on purpose.

Some of them are people who truly care about you; people who have good intentions, but are draining because their needs and approach towards life force you to compromise yourself and your happiness.

As hard as it may be, you have to distance yourself.

You simply can't ruin yourself on a daily basis for the sake of someone else. You have to make your well-being a priority.

3. Forgiveness is key

Hating someone because of their behavior just brings more issues into your life. Hate-filled grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something.

Forgiveness, on the other hand, is for those who are strong enough and smart enough to move on.

After all, the best revenge is to be unlike the person who hurt you. As Gandhi once said, "An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind."

4. People can change

Nobody is perfect, people can change and relationships can be healed in time.

But, when trust is broken, which happens in nearly every family relationship at some point, it's essential to understand that it can be repaired provided both people are willing to do the hard work of self-growth.

It's painful work and a painful time, and the impulse will be to walk away, especially if you believe that broken trust cannot be repaired.

But if you understand that trust levels rise and fall over the course of a lifetime you'll be more likely to find the strength to hang in, hang on, and grow together.

But it does take two. You can't do it alone.

5. Sometimes you have to walk away for good

Finally, remember that this is your life. You may not be able to control all the things your family members do, but you can decide not to be reduced by them in the long run.

You can decide not to let their actions and opinions continuously invade your heart and mind.

Above all, you can decide whom to walk beside into tomorrow, and whom to leave behind today.

In a perfect world we would always be able to fix our relationships with family members, but as you know the world isn't perfect.

Put in the effort and do what you can to keep things intact, but don't be afraid to let go and do what's right for YOU when you must.

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Twins Born Just Minutes Apart End Up Born in Two Different Years

It's as confusing as it sounds

You probably are confused by the title of this story but we assure you, you read it right. This is the story of how two twins who were born just moments apart ended up in two different years. It happens quite often actually and you'll understand once we reveal how. Ot's just a question of timing, much of which is outside anyone's control.

If you've already figured it out, then you likely have a great perspective. If you're still confused, don't worry, we're about to explain everything. And no, there's no time travel involved.

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Just A Matter Of Minutes

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Perhaps the most interesting factor in life is that all it takes for a drastic life change is just a moment. This can be good or bad. In a moment you can lose everything, say the wrong thing, or trip and fall into a lifetime injury. But at the same time, our whole identity is created in moments, such as the moment of your first kiss, the last time you see someone you loved, or the moment you hold your newborn baby for the first time.

This set of twins was born within just minutes of each other. However despite being twins they were born on different days, different months, and even different years.

Did The Hospital Make A Mistake?

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Now it's easy to wonder: "how could this even happen?" Maybe in the heat of the moment, a staff member accidentally wrote the wrong date on the birth certificate or the system made an error.

But the situation was much simpler. What happened was that parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield welcomed a son named Alfredo into the world on New Year’s Eve at 11:45 p.m, their local time. Now that part makes sense. What makes this story interesting is that exactly fifteen minutes later, another baby pushed out and the couple welcomed Alfredo’s twin sister Aylin. This put the time of her birth to be on New Year’s Day, a whole day, month, and year ahead of her brother's. Now he can always claim to be the oldest and no one can argue against it.

The Magic of A Unique Birth

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Thankfully both babies came out healthy, despite the complications that the birth of twins can sometimes face. Aylin was welcomed into the world at 5 lbs., 14 oz., while her big brother, Alfredo weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Even their parents were amazed that their children now had different years on their birth certificates. The mother explained: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays."

Although this might not be the first time this happens, twins with different birthdays are rare, and the chance of twins being born in different years is about one in 2 million. These babies defied the odds from the moment they came into the world, now they can take that with them for the rest of their lives.

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Imagine The Birthday Parties

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Dr. Ana Abril Arias, who oversaw the delivery said that it was certainly one of the most memorable deliveries of their career. It's interesting thinking about how the twins will lead their lives after they've made such a remarkable entrance.

Twins often feel like they are in competition with one another, in an attempt to build their own identity and feel unique. Now they can have birthday parties a day apart and really feel like, despite their connection as twins, they're both still unique individuals.

Twins Make For Only 3% Of American Births

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are typically 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. The births make up just over 3 percent of all births, however, which is a considerably small percentage. Their uniqueness allows them to tap into abilities that help them form really strong bonds. They sometimes can even tap into abilities that the average person can't access. For instance, 40% of twins invent their own languages, some even say that they can almost read each other's minds. This could be due to the fact that twins start interacting in the womb at 14 weeks.

However, they also hold their differences. In fact, Identical twins have different fingerprints and twins can even have completely different skin tones.

Stranger Things Can Happen

The year is just beginning and yet newborn babies made headlines within seconds of coming into this world. It puts into perspective how quickly someone's existence can make an impact, and how simple that impact can be. This year, ask yourself how you can make your mark, and watch its ripple effects.

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