I have had a difficult relationship with some family members, and with the holidays coming up I’ll be in a situation where I encounter them. I’m wondering if anyone has any success stories I could take an example from?
My relationships with my wife’s parents and with her brother have gradually deteriorated to the point of just being unmanageable in social situations.
I don’t enjoy it, but I think it really bothers my wife who’d love to have a big happy family.
In an effort to take some steps in the right direction, we scheduled two holiday events with them in the next few days. This has made my wife intensely happy, but I am really dreading it.
I’m well aware it’s childish, but I have years of slights and grievances with them, accumulated over a decade, and the idea of just tossing all that aside feels impossible