2 thoughts on “If you had my family, you’d hate the holidays too!

  • December 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Yes it’s true that being with your family during the holiday season and I’m not negating that fact…wouldn’t even try …but from another point of view. ..this is my first and hopefully last holiday season (including my birthday)….and I mean totally alone and I wish I could go back in time to the disfunctional family holidays…it’s true you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone….and I would appreciate the chance for time with my family..disfunction and all..three of my family members died this holiday season and my sister whom I love is far away…and she has her own family..and appreciates having them and loving them imperfections and all ….yes families can be difficult. ..but nothing is more difficult than trying to get the holidays alone..trust me…

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  • December 25, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I grew up in a dysfunctional family where dad was abusive emotionally and physically – childhood memories of holidays are sad and upsetting. As children my sister and I were not allowed to speak or voice our opinion – the Christmas present was always something like a woollen itchy jumper , a bible or bed linen! Although there weren’t so many arguments there was always underlying tension because we feared dad! dad fell out with my mother’s family and always spent Xmas with them so dad still came along. Mum could not cope with it so she used to get drunk to the point that she would pass out and need help.

    Since then I have emigrated, dad passed on and I live a peaceful life, childless (not by choice) with my husband and dog! When I visit the family those memories still haunt me, and j am thankful of leading a peaceful life – at times I wish I had a family but I am grateful to be living in a quiet, happy environment.

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