I spent the first almost 15 years of my herp addiction having all my herps live with Grandpa because my family just didn't get it. I had mice, gerbils, and fish at home but no frogs, snakes or lizards were allowed.
Then I got married and hubby didn't want any snakes or lizards, and just put up with my frogs because I was paid by the vet hospital to rehab them at home. I didn't keep any personal pet herps the whole time I was married.
So believe me, I know how frustrating family can be when they come between you and your herp addiction. Be careful that you don't go nuts when you are out on your own as it's very easy to do and you end up with scaly friends everywhere you look while all your clothes are years out of style.