Most of us enjoy a good visit with extended family members and even our closest relatives on occasion. And if your family doesn't have any dysfunction to some degree then maybe some of you are in denial. Dysfunction within families is something of the norm and shouldn't be avoided. Each of us have unique perspective on life and our personalities go right along with this. This makes us family.
Lets be real, we're not robots. Its OK to have little arguments and disagree with each other. Some even despise each other but there's still love and respect. But do we know were the boundaries lie? If you're one of those who blindly stroll through life than maybe it would help to define the boundaries within your family. This way you could possibly avoid uncomfortable situations at family dinners and outings. And if you have children setting boundaries could be beneficial.
It could be as simple as polity addressing the issue with family members to avoid future eruptions of family feuds.
And if this doesn't work don't be afraid to enforce those boundaries by being firm on your opinion and walk away if you have the chance. Don't worry about offending a certain family member if you walk away. Since obviously they are not too concerned about how you feel when they insist on being rude or picking an unnecessary fight with fellow family members.
The important thing here is our individual happiness.
So don't be afraid to accompany family for a dinner or an outing somewhere, but at the same time hold no regrets if the time comes to draw that line firmly and remove yourself from an awkward event.
Most of our families are understanding and any with common sense would come to terms with the fact that they are being obnoxious to others and apologize leaving the possibility that they would respect those boundaries you set the next time you meet up for family time.
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