Why is Family Important?

Dec 14, 2021

Thinking about the holidays often brings up positive feelings as we prepare to see family, including excitement, nostalgia, and warmth. But it’s the rare family where relationships are always smooth. Many of us have difficult relationships with one or more family members – an estranged uncle, a new stepparent, a rivalrous younger sibling.

Sometimes family relationships have failed to grow and evolve beyond outdated roles – a bossy older brother and a resentful younger sister, a controlling aunt always at the ready with unwanted advice and we may dread being caught again in old “dance routines” with relatives....

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