The holidays are just around the corner! Many of us think of delicious big dinners and pumpkin pie with whip cream piled high. Although Thanksgiving and Christmas are special times of year to give thanks for the people we have in our life and/or what we have, for many people, this time of year is not pleasant or is down right painful. Holidays are usually a time for getting together with family, and sometimes (or a lot of the time) family is difficult to be around. Maybe you recently had an argument with a family member and you’re dreading seeing him or her at the big family dinner. Or, you had a bad experience as a child and seeing a certain family member brings up very painful memories. Perhaps you experienced the loss of a loved one recently and Thanksgiving or Christmas will be your first holiday without them. Getting together with family can be complicated and bring up many different emotions and can make this time of year very difficult to manage.
If you or someone you know needs help in navigating family dynamics or handling family relationships or situations, give Sarah a call to set up a therapy appointment. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern, she is specifically trained in family systems. She has helped many people work through painful past experiences that are affecting their day to day life, improve difficult or strained family relationships, and learn effective coping skills to make it through dinner and other family situations.