The saying 'blood is thicker than water'?It's actually 'the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb'.
Never feel you are obliged to stay linked to harmful people just because you're related.
And as pointed out by @SanfordianPhil, "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" was actually meant to denote an impossible task, the opposite of how it's used today.
@sophia @SanfordianPhil and then someone thought it was a great term for starting a computer, and then
@sophia @SanfordianPhil @mwlucas
But it gave us “booting” a computer. So there’s that.
sparkle sparkle, bitches