Dreading Thanksgiving With Your Sibling?

 

If you going to get together with siblings at Thanksgiving and dreading the annual feast- tell me your tale.

 

I am looking for midlife sibling stories involving the fast approaching holidays. Are you a step sibling  who has been invited to your stepmother’s house for turkey day and planning to down several cocktails to endure the meal?

 

Are you a half sister or brother planning the Christmas holiday gathering with your family? Over the years maybe you have found ways to make the celebration cheerful and more full of giving  instead of regret.  Tell me what those adjustments were.

 

Maybe you are a mother who has step and half children and dreads the coming meal where the adult kids snipe at each other, you and the same old sweet potatoes dappled with marshmallow topping

 

Or perhaps you are a step mother who has been able to blend your extended family together in new ways to make the holiday fun for everyone, including you.

I would like some comments with real life stories about sibling woes leading up to the holidays.

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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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