As the holidays approach, troubled families will gather together to spend time together. Will the celebrations be happy or horrid?
Unfortunately, dysfunctional relational dynamics often magnify themselves during holiday settings. Can one really win in such scenarios? If one attends the dysfunctional gatherings, one must ‘stomach’ the chaos. If one declines to attend the celebration, he or she is branded as ‘uncommitted’ or ‘distant.’
What is the best alternative for self/spouse/family in such unhealthy extended family dynamics? To attend or not to attend the event is the question. Here is a link (although I would have chosen a different article title, void of family wearing santa hats) that will hopefully shed light on the subject: https://news.faithlife.com/article/7370346.
Readers, make your best decision, prayerfully, and don’t look back. Peace supersedes celebration.