What’s Your Take on Thanksgiving? Do you Love Your Sibling But Not Sure You Like Them?

Thanksgiving can be like the film Home for the Holidays http://www.answers.com/topic/home-for-the-holidays-film where the old wounds from your siblings reek acid reflux and misery. Some siblings just plain think they will ditch the event and do take or celebrate with friends .
At times we avoid going to see our parents on turkey day because of sibling wars. We want to avoid that sister who bossed us around when we were kids, because she is still telling everyone what to do. Or we want to duck the brother that Dad pitted against us when we were boys. Every time we see him, he tells us how he’s got more money and bigger cars and we can’t stomach him at the family table.
Those stepsiblings who entered your life when Mom divorced Dad and married again, destroying your warm family nest, will be there on Thanksgiving . You are still angry at them for ruining your family, draining away your parent’s love, even though you know blaming them is easier than blaming Mom or your stepdad. Or the baby brother you always knew Mom favored instead of you is going to be at the holiday dinner, and you still say under your breath, Mom loved you best and I hate you for it. Rather than all these I hate you stories you just might think of heaping your plate with steps to forgiveness. http://www.newhorizonpressbooks.com/new/momlovesyoubest.php


About momlovesyoubest

Cathy Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her new book Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships , New Horizon Press, was published October 2010. Cress’s book , Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, is the bible of geriatric care management and is out out in a third edition in February 2011 .Her book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett,2008 is one of the few major books on the aging family. Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult ,working with small and national who want to add or launch GCM businesses. She is on the faculty at the University of Florida in their on line master’s in geriatric care management -GCM . She has taught geriatric care management at San Francisco State University , UC Berkeley and teaches at Cabrillo College and San Mateo College. She was founder and director of Cresscare, a GCM business, for 25 years.
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