Having read all your posts about family gatherings during which tensions ran high, I realize it’s time to revive last year’s post about surviving family and friends for the holidays.
Ah, last year. When maybe we fought with our relatives about the little things.
Boy, have things changed.
Anyway, this is still good advice for surviving the holidays and many readers implemented the suggestions with great results.
It’s certainly worth a try. So come on over HERE and learn how to survive the holidays with your sanity intact.
And by the way, if your family does not invite your same-sex spouse or significant other to celebrate with the family? Don’t go. Have your own celebration with like-minded friends and visit your family some other time. Don’t buy into the guilt and certainly do not buy into the idea that blood family is the only family. Because for me, well, chosen family has always been FAR superior. And I do mean FAR.
Not that we don’t have our squabbles. But if you have a meaningful partnership and that person is not invited? You don’t have a problem. Your family does.
Don’t make it yours.
Sending love and best wishes for getting through this stressful season. I hope my tips help you.