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How to Make Peace with Your Family

How to Make Peace with Your Family

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How to Make Peace with Your Family

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Dreaded Family Time

During the holiday season, many people are uncomfortable to spend time with their families due to a history of personal fights or disagreements.

15 % of Americans say that having a family dinner stresses them out because of the resulting arguments.

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Family Stress

The deep wounds and scars that run in the family make people prone to various health conditions due to stress.

Chronic conditions like headaches and strokes are diagnosed due to a family's emotional climate.

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From Pain to Love

There are a few ways in which can move on from pain and stress, towards acceptance and love:

  • Remember there is no Perfect Family
  • Reparent yourself
  • Nurture your inner child.

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"The Perfect Family"

TV advertisements bombard us with happy families, with pop culture showing family dinner time as a fun and relaxed time.

In reality, this isn't always the case with everyone. 

Childhood has for most people been traumatic or disappointing. A tough upbringing is not something to resent, but something that has made you stronger.

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Acceptance

Our parents and families most likely won’t change, but we can change our feelings towards them.

We need to accept our family circumstances as they are. Our healing starts when we accept.

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Reparenting Yourself

“Reparenting” is a process that brings in self-understanding, maturing and healing.

We have to acknowledge that our childhood traumas and unfulfilled needs were not our parents' fault as they did their best, and in most cases didn't neglect anything.

Reparenting is a way to get out the chains of the past, and understanding that our parents love us and never intentionally wanted to hurt us.

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