I guess that's a good start. Perhaps Christmas is simply a time for family to come together as an adult. But when your family life was less than desirable to begin with or being around family is unhealthy, you're kind of stuck, aren't you? I mean, my childhood was pretty hellish and my family is beyond dysfunctional, I can only imagine what kids from families with addiction and other serious problems do at this time.
Does everyone pretend those things go away on Christmas? Or are they like me and only spend 2-3 hours there, making sure to leave before the name-calling and accusations start?
Oooo, I just felt an earthquake!