I'm 23 with goals and dreams I want to accomplish. I used to see my family almost every day and not staying focused on what I want to do with my life. I've been in a relationship with an awesome woman who supports and encourages me in my goals (get my own car, my own apartment, gaining weight, second job, school, etc.) I spend a good a amount of time with her. After workdays we go to the gym and workout together, we spend time planning out how we're going to make our goals happen and I train her and her best friend in boxing (I want to open a gym and train kids and teens to keep them off the street and have something to do, I want to be a good role model for them.) To make a long story short thanks to work, the gym, and spending time with my lady, I don't see my family as much. I'm a big family-man, but I see my family twice a week at best and I can tell me not being around as much is making them upset resulting in attitudes when I am around them and short conversations. How can I talk to my family about my need to spend time working on independent goals and developing my own interests?
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