Sometimes we continue in our familiar roles because we are waiting for our parents to give us "permission" to change. But that permission can only come from you. Like most people, parents in dysfunctional families often feel threatened by changes in their children. As a result, they may thwart your efforts to change and insist that you "change back." That why it is so important for you to trust you own perceptions and feelings. Change begins with you. No matter what happens, trust that what you go through will enligthen you. Don't be discouraged. Change doesn't happen overnight. It comes little by little, more and more, deepending your ability to love, create, and make a difference personally and in society. The most important thing is a dedication to trying something new and learning from your experience.