Category Archives: holidays

Are You and Your Midlife Siblings Going to Spoil The Fourth of July Barbeque?

Celebrations like today’s family Fourth of July barbeque or gathering are not time to discuss family /sibling problems. This is true especially if there is lots of alcohol involved. Continue reading

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Celebrate Father’s Day Without Siblings Drama and Drunks

If you live long distance and come in for father’s day , how to make the trip worth it for you and Dad. Start with- don’t stay with an sibling you don’t like. Try a motel or airbnb- they have places in very town your Dad might live. Continue reading

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Eight Tips For Father’s Day Celebrations To Keep It Sibling Stress Free

It is a party not a family meeting. If you want to talk about personal issues, make a date to get together with your angry sister/brother. Continue reading

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Midlife Sibling War on Memorial Day Barbecue? Get a Fire Extinguisher.

  Are you dreading the Memorial Day family barbeque?  .Will your estranged brother be manning the barbeque while you drink too much beer? Are you a midlife sibling at war with sister or brother? Worse than that, do you feel … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts from Kid Siblings- Homemade and Priceless

What are some great home made gifts that young siblings can make for mother’s day- for either Mom or Grandma ? Continue reading

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PTSD Sibling Post Holiday Therapy Needed?Take This Test.

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. Continue reading

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Have Post Holiday Blues About Fractured Family Rules?

Want to make a New Year’s resolution to change the rules that put you through such annual misery? Continue reading

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The Weather Outside Is Frightful for Dysfunctional Families

If you’re in a dysfunctional family or suspect you might be – cheer yourself up by watching other people’s pain. Go to the movies . Continue reading

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Red Flags for a Sibling “I Hate You” Story Pre- Holiday Daze

Perhaps your brother was pushy or slugged you behind Mom’s back. Maybe you had sisters who got much the new prom dress when you did Goodwill. Divorce may have shattered that family nest like a hurricane leaving you with a dual life of two houses, two beds, two sets of parents, stepsiblings, left you a and a rudderless childhood. Continue reading

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Are Your Bloods, Half’s and Steps in an Endless War-Pre Holidays ?

Do your half siblings hate their whole siblings? Are your bloods and steps in an endless war ?
If yes is the answer to any of these- approach the holidays in a new way.

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