Being a sandwiched adult child during the holidays is extra hard because expectations are so high.
This is the happiest time of the year, right? Who makes everything magical for everyone? (Hint: it’s not Santa). It’s us and it’s a lot of pressure right now especially around our toxic family members. Here are a few quick tips for surviving the holiday sandwich season.
Three key takeaways from this episode:
- It is not required that you participate in every argument you are invited to.
- A family member not involved in the regular care of a loved one does not have the right to dismiss or minimize the experiences, capabilities or opinions of those that do. As Brene Brown so eloquently says, “If you’re not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
- You do not have to explain or justify yourself.
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