Avoid Getting Hooked Into Family Drama

Avoid Getting Hooked Into Family Drama

0Shares0 0 0 0 TweetPocketFeeling anxious about time with relatives this holiday season? Here are some tips  to avoid getting hooked into family drama. It happens every year at this time. You’re not as excited to see your relatives as you think you should be; and are feeling more than slightly anxious. Old family rivalries, jealousy, and bitter feelings ‘hook’ us, and suddenly we’re reliving hurt feelings from years or even decades earlier. But wait, we’re supposed to love these people and want to see them each year, right? Well, more on that in a bit. First, let’s get clear. How do we get hooked, anyway? Have you ever been around your relatives and found yourself getting really irritated about the stuff they do that they’ve always done? Maybe it’s the way cousin Clarice takes it personally when you head for seconds of whatever her sister brought, but pass up more than the daintiest spoonful of Clarice’s bland and kinda nasty corn concoction. Maybe it’s the fact that you bought gifts for your sister and her three kids who are old enough to have crows feet and receding hairlines, and you still only get one present from them as...