#7: Dealing With Difficult Relatives at the Holidays or What Does This Say About You?

This week Lorna and Avrum discuss making contact with family at the Holidays, what can go wrong and how to turn challenge into an opportunity.

  • “Is there an advantage, something to learn from that type of experience, to invite all types of family, not just the members you get along with?”
  • “If everything is smooth, harmonious and easy then nothing is ever gained.”
  • “I was surprised by how caught up I was getting in other people’s anxiety and drama.”

Bowen, Murray. Family Therapy in Clinical Practice. New York: J. Aronson, 1978. Print. 

Harrison, Victoria, http://csnsf.org/

Nadigel, Avrum. Learning to Commit: The Best Time to Work on Your Marriage Is When You're Single. International Self-Counsel, 2015. Print.