Have sibling problems over the holidays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXfoQcR5y3c
bloated your mental bandwidth?
Did your blended family mix like oil and water over Christmas or Hanukah? Do your blood children have a strained relationship with your stepchildren? Do your half siblings hate their whole siblings? Are your bloods, half’s and steps in an endless war ?
If you are Generation X and your parents were divorced- you might look at the changes made by your baby boomer parents – how they approached marriage and family relationships. These changes were a domino effect cascading down on Generation X and Generation Y, leaving them one step from counseling or in it .
If you are Generation X kid who grew up with divorce- did you yourself get divorced?
If your teenagers or young children (bloods, steps and half’s ) are heading down the road to writing their own sibling “I Hate You” story, make a New Year’s Resolution
Write a paragraph or two about the generational changes that occurred in your own family that might have contributed to the strife between your own children -leading to sibling “I Hate You” stories.
If you are a baby boomer grandmother or grandfather watching your children grandchildren reel from divorce-, write a paragraph about how the generational values, both positive and negative, how they had an impact on your children and grandchildren and perhaps how you would like to change them.
Consider sibling forgiveness http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Loves-You-Best-Relationships/dp/0882823213 as an approach to the New Year.