absolutely!! They say blood is thicker than water, but if it's bad blood, you need water to refresh. Not everyone that is blood will have the same views or opinions on the other family members lifestyle and/or choices. You have to be your own person, and if your relatives don't like it, or can't accept it, you have to leave them out of your life. You should only want positive people involved in your life anyway!! Me and my father have not held a conversation since 2004. Yes I am his only child, and yes I still think about him, and would love to get our relationship back, but he doesn't approve with my choice to be in a biracial relationship. I do not owe him an apology, yet he should open his eyes to the only grandkids he has and learn to love them for the great little people they are, not for what color their skin is. So with that being said, if people can't accept you or you have nothing good to talk to them about then its best you say hello and move on. Don't waste your time on people who wouldn't waste their time on you! Hope this helps!