Did you spend the holiday with family then wake with a very snarky emotional hangover? If your headache’s so bad that no alka seltzer soothes the psychic pain , it may be time to look into the roots of your family script.
If the main villain in the family tragedy is a sibling or step sibling – here’s a post holiday quiz to see if you need help.
Did your brother or sister do something long ago that’s still a weeping wound in your mind? Does it keep you apart- or on other sides of the room- especially awkward- during the holiday season when families were flocking together under mounds of discarded wrapping paper.
Find out if have a sibling ” I Hate You ” Maybe you did not think you needed this test a few weeks ago . Post holiday – if you know you need it now- here it is again.
Take the test below.
1. Have you told your sibling story more than once to the same person?
2. Do you play the sibling events more than two times in a day in your mind?
3. Do you find yourself speaking to the sibling who hurt you even when the person is not there?
4. Have you made a commitment to yourself to tell the sibling story without being upset then found yourself agitated anyway?
5. Is the sibling who hurt you a central character in your story?
6. When you tell your sibling story does it remind you of other painful things that happened to you?
7. Does the sibling story focus primarily on your pain and what you lost?
8. In your sibling story is there a villain?
9. Have you made a commitment not to tell the sibling story again and then broken your vow?
10. Do you look for other people with similar sibling problems to tell your story to?
11. Has your sibling story stayed the same over time?
12. Have you checked the details of your sibling story for accuracy?
If you answer yes to five or more the questions, there is a good chance you have a sibling I Hate You “ story. To end brother or sister blood step or half sibling blood feud and make peace make forgiveness as a gift to yourself.
Try to make a New Year’s resolution to take the – ten steps to forgiveness to heal yourself and hopefully make the next holiday PTSD free.