With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, it’s that time of year again for those stressful situations some of us dread like clockwork. Despite the spirit of Christmas and the reason for the season, many people have to deal with some common holiday stressors that only come around once or twice a year (depending on what you celebrate, and with whom).
Water of the Womb, AKA Family
When families get together, it can be chaotic. Viewpoints clash, one side’s liberal while the other is conservative, politics and religion are debated fiercely over the Christmas ham.
Siblings might be holding grudges against each other that make opening presents a little awkward.
I have relations who insist upon arguing about everything, even if they’re objectively wrong on where they stand.
One of the solutions we have implemented is that, at family get-togethers, talk about politics, religion, and other controversial topics (like marijuana) are off the table. If it comes up, we gently remind the instigator that we have asked to avoid that topic.