How to Get Along with Your Family…

Getting together with family over the holidays can be complicated. There’s lots of anticipation, lots of joy, lots of fun and food and… sometimes there’s a little bit of tension.
At those times I try to remember the sage advice of Murray Bowen, the father of “Family Systems Theory.” Bowen says that when the going gets rough in any relationship try to hold these three things in mind if you’d like to see it get better and grow:
  • Don’t blame
  • Don’t defend
  • Stay connected

Hoping you made some good connections this Thanksgiving, and hoping there are more to come as we enter the blessed season of Advent this Sunday, Mother Candace+

 

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