What I have been led to believe & taught my whole life is that your immediate family are your closest to rely on. That is a lie. And also, whoever said that to me a long time ago doesn't understand the true meaning of what the title of "Family" truly means. From my own personal experiences, I have been betrayed by all members of my own family in one way or another throughout my life. And what I have learnt from all of this, is that the actual meaning of the word behind it means that it can be anyone that you include, whether it's your friends, blood relatives or a non-human (Animal). The people that come into your life that show you love, loyalty, & trustworthiness, they're worthy of this title of being your family. Your family are who you're connected to in your lifetime. Regardless of who you connect with the most in this world, it's the true connection that matters most in terms of who you actually look to for confidence, love & support.