Relationships are never easy, especially relationships with family.
Some people seem to always push our buttons, making it hard not to react emotionally. Others trigger our deepest wounds, leaving us questioning our worth or sanity. And sometimes, without even realizing it, we’re the ones creating unnecessary conflict and drama.
We take things personally that aren’t really about us, assume the worst in people and act accordingly, and fight to be heard and understood while refusing to hear or understand the other person.
I know I’ve done all these things before, and I always wish later I’d responded more skillfully. With less emotion, defensiveness, or self-righteousness. With more composure, receptiveness, and self-awareness.
Since I know the holidays can feel like emotional landmines, I put together a collection of quotes that might help us all respond more wisely to the tense, triggering moments that could otherwise steal our peace and joy.
Read them, absorb them, carry them into your day.
I hope these messages save you some heartache and help you be the person you want to be today.
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I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend, friends!