5 Tips to Help Your Family (and You) Survive the Holidays: tip #4
Dec 18, 2019 | By: AP Senior Portraits
Call a truce. Relationships that are already fraught can be particularly tough during holidays. "Perhaps your child married someone you don't like, at least extend an invitation to the adult child and spouse. Whatever they decide, it's critical to show a willingness to be inclusive; to not do that is taking a step toward estrangement." It is so sad when I see this happen. We have a close family friend who has not talked to their child for years and all over something that could have easily been avoided. I am not saying to put on a mask and be someone you are not, but for the sake of your relationship with your child, do your best to include them and try to avoid any triggering conversations. If all else fails, (as recommended in Christmas Vacation,) get a little help from Jack...Jack Daniels lol.