How do we navigate holidays and family!


Big holidays for those abused in childhood, presents emotional issues and maybe danger.



First, do not feel obligated to attend family functions if any danger still exists. Family dysfunction may accept the abuser and shun the abused.



Decide to protect yourself and make holidays enjoyable.



It is ok to decide not to participate and stay safe.



We do not need family when it damages us and ignites our C-PTSD.



Our childhood and now adulthood are different than a loving, supportive family environment.



Our happiness has moved geographically to another place than family.



Our goal is to decide what our holiday will be, then let all thought, guilt, and worry pass on through.



It is our thoughts that will decide the success of our Easter.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on April 3, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Beautiful reminder. Thank you. I was on the verge of feeling guilty for not calling home over Easter, but reading this has helped me release any guilt. I am at ease again.

  2. Guilt is a past tense emotion that is used far too much.

    We create most of our guilt with thoughts

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