Deconstruction. Family. Tension.

deconstruction. family. tension. cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Description: A Venn diagram. The left circle "You Deconstructing". The right circle "Your Family". The intersection "Tension".


The holidays are coming when you're going to be getting together with people who do not understand you anymore.

Here are a couple of things to remember that I think will help:

1. CHANGE freaks people out. You freaked yourself out. So be gracious. Which means give them time.

2. ADJUSTMENT is a process. Their attempts to adjust or lack thereof to the ever-evolving you is their project, not yours.

You can do things to relieve your own inner tension.

You can do what you can to help alleviate theirs.

But you cannot alleviate their tension. Only they can.

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