No worries. A lot of people assume us to take certain pathways in life based on our own experiences through life. For example, my father worked for the military at one point in his life and wanted my brother or myself to follow in his footsteps. While my dad nor my mom make a big deal about me or my brother’s career path, I can imagine that some family members (not necessarily my own) may hold grudges for going against family wishes. The reason being is due to the belief that “my children have to do or become this type of person or else I’ll never support them.”

To explain it another way, their own mental contract for what people should do or act or pursue has been violated and for that, some people will act in the ways you described in your post.

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