Re: When your family resents Aikido
I love that you changed your name to encouraged.
Relatives can be really challenged by change...by fears that you are going away or that you may be becoming someone that won't love them.
I like to remember that this is my one life....no one will be responsible for my choices but me...I need to be loving and responsible to those I love including myself.
Hang in there...you never now what could happen...they might even join you on the mat. ;o)