Thursday, December 20, 2012

Is It Just Me?

Warning: This post is a bit of a downer but I am sure there are lots of families that struggle this time of year just dealing with other family members too.

Does anyone else have strained relationships that interfere with the holidays?

 Is it a family member with mental illness that refuses to get help and expects everyone to accommodate their mood swings or is it that in-law that makes it their mission in life to be the victim? 

Or how about the spoiled brat that is unwilling to do anything to contribute in making the holiday season an enjoyable time?

 Maybe some of you have to deal with an alcoholic that imbibes too much or an obnoxious aunt or uncle that nobody can stand?

 What about those who have small children that rule the roost and in turn creates so much havoc that get togethers are ruined? 

Please tell me I am not alone.

I wish I could wave a magic wand for just one day and have peace and harmony abound and have everyone just get along. 

Does anyone know where I might buy one???


Lori said...

No magic wand here. We moved 1000 miles from all our family...that helped ;)

Garden of Egan said...

No you are not alone. After the last two Thanksgivings I've almost given up hope that our children will be close again.

Hugs and hope that it can change for you.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I think every family has that one person who we wish would just stay home (and you're lucky if you have just ONE!). Mine is my husband's step-brother. Alcoholic, smoker, druggie. Over 50 and still lives with his mother unless he's in jail. It's always awkward when he's around. I guess the best we can do is smile and pray. Good luck to you, dear friend. said...

If you find the wand, would you please share it with me? You wouldn't believe what we're dealing with ~ ugh! Hang in there, my friend:)


Saimi said...

Oh Connie I hope Santa brings you a wand for Christmas! Just Know I love ya girl!

Patricia said...

All I can say is NO you are not alone.

We'll just have to focus on the good and let the rest be...

Merry Christmas dear blogging friend.
Do you know how much I appreciate you and your blog and the extra sweet comments you leave for me?
Well, it's alot. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Nope, you are not alone. We had to "part ways" with my moms brother and his family due to his wife. She caused so much trouble for our family, we had to cut all ties. It's a shame, but our family gatherings are so much more peaceful now. My mom misses her brother, but he chose his wife, WE didn't. I'm a believer theres at least one in every family. Fast forward 5 years, and our holiday gatherings are joyful and fun, the way its meant to be.