Britney Spears Speaks up About Family Struggles

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They say that blood is thicker than water, but we know at least one person who would probably disagree. Britney Spears took to Instagram to open up about her rocky relationship with her family over the past several years. Here's what she had to say about her struggles and how she found a way to cope with them.

The 40-year-old singer poured her heart out in a lengthy Instagram post about the many years she spent in distress because of her family. "I went into a state of shock and the way I coped was being [in] fake denial…it was too much to really face," she wrote. Her solution, as she revealed, was to strengthen her relationship with God and to pray. "I know the pain of not believing anymore and feeling so alone," she told her 38 million followers.

Her words gained a great deal of empathy among people in the comment section who expressed their admiration of her strength and honesty. One user wrote, "There are so many people out there who feel truly alone, and what an amazing testimony your story would be to them." Another commented, "You're honesty is so touching and raw - thank you for sharing yourself, after all the world has done to try to put out your light." Indeed, many can agree that our girl Britney is a warrior. Not only that, but she's using her enormous influence to inspire millions of people to find a light to follow.

Her post comes just a month and a half following the end of her 13-year conservatorship. During this time, the star has been posting regularly about her life as a free woman, updating us on everything from her personal thoughts to the places she's traveled. Britney is making sure to both live her life and reflect on her past - and we're here for her every step of the way! Looking at the new year ahead, Britney's post can definitely inspire many fans to be more open with themselves and with those around them.