July 28, 2012
In the Family (a film that deserves a bigger audience) was on my mind during our weekend of moving.
It's about a stepfather who is trying to keep his promise to care for the son he's helped raise after the biological father dies unexpectedly without updating his will. The father's family had never approved of their relationship. The legal system has nothing to offer to address the core issue.
A wise attorney advises the main character to spend some time living with these three questions before deciding on his next course of action. They seem to apply to any time of challenge or transition.
• What's important to change?
• What don't you want to disturb?
• What are you ready to give up?