Any tips? My relationship with my parents has turned pretty acidic, since I started writing, even though I funded it using my savings, and even though the amount of money and time they invested in me, during my 29 years of existence, is tremendously low. Especially in comparison to my sister who walks a more favorite and proud route, which they can flaunt around with their friends and colleagues. (Medical school). My current solution is simply to stay away, but its far from ideal since they are still family. On that note, is it a bad idea to turn to your siblings to be part of your beta team? At first I thought it was a good idea, since I can easily trust them not to steal my ideas. But as time passed by they haven't proven to be very helpful and maybe it's just better to leave them out of it.