Re: When your family resents Aikido
As I always say, "It's usually not about what it's about." In other words, the issue here is that your family either a.) feels neglected because of your interests outside of the family or b.) is trying to be controlling and not let you have time to yourself and pursue a personal interest.
I certainly hope that it is the fomer. Either way, IMO, it's not about aikido. If you were to join a book club or do volunteer work at a homeless shelter, I think their reaction would be much the same.