Slowly learning that family tensions don't equal chocolate
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Handling family dynamics is just stressful. My grandmother is in a nursing home with dementia and some other issues, but the true stress is in managing my mom and aunt through this process as they struggle with their mother's decline. Just made it through a very tough lunch with them to call out the tough issues. As tempted as I was to drive through and get a big ol' chocolate shake on the way back from it, I didn't. So - if nothing else comes from today's attempted intervention, at least I have gotten to a place where I don't immediately turn to chocolate to numb things. Don't get me wrong - I still WANT the chocolate, but I know better than to give into it & know it wouldn't solve it anyway.