It’s okay to need more space in a family relationship. Let me say it again – It’s okay to need more space in a relationship.
When you have grown up taking care of others emotionally or being afraid of their reactions when you try to create space or express independence, it is common to doubt your need for more space. Or to doubt the validity of that need.
There comes a time when YOU are the only one who is able to validate your need for more space. You are allowed to have needs. You are allowed to have space. You are allowed to take care of yourself first.