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Author Topic: Family: Holidays  (Read 1776 times)

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« on: November 26, 2016, 09:07:48 pm »
Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.
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Re: Holidays
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 08:34:02 am »
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Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.


My sister and I had a post Thanksgiving drink for this reason last night. It isn't easy, but it's only once a year!
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Re: Holidays
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 01:44:29 pm »
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Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.

 
Not this year! Last year was such a clusterfuck that I get to skip Christmas dinner this year, and my mom can't say a word about it. I am so, so happy, you guys. I can sit in my pyjamas on the couch and get drunk with my sister, and not have to talk to my very nice but oh my god so boring step-family and their devil spawn, or my utterly horrible blood relatives.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 02:10:28 pm »
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Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.


My blood family and I don't get along.  There was a period of 8 years that I never spoke to my parents.  While I'm trying to repair that relationship, we still don't get together for the holidays.  I call them now, though, but it's still pretty tense; I try to keep phone calls to 20 minutes or less and only once or twice a month.

I have a circle of extremely close friends, and no fewer than 3 sets of "adopted" parents.  This Thanksgiving, I had 4 meals.  All those families are at least drama-free by my standards.  Sure, that's a low bar, but it still has been pretty nice.

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Re: Holidays
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 11:22:34 pm »
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Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.

 
Luckily, we don't have much dysfunction in my family.  Here, at home, we're on the same page, politically speaking.  So any discussions we do have tend to be level and reasonable.  When we 'debate' or examine differing viewpoints, it's most always done with a fair bit of level-headedness.  

Unless/until someone busts out the farting & the cock jokes.  In my family that's pretty much an inevitability.

Only downside, for the sis & I , is the absence of our mother. It won't be as bad as last year (she died in Oct '15) but it'll still be bumpy.  But there's always the hereafter.
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Re: Holidays
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 01:36:09 am »
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Anyone else have family drama and holiday blues?  Ugh, I love the holidays and I hate them!  I swear they bring out all the dysfunction.
It's not the holidays if me and my sister don't get in a shouting match! I hate Christmas with a passion, so this next month should be torture!
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