inlaws, family, authenticity and ..... tell me
Monday, August 31, 2015
So.... What do I know about Family relations?
I dunno.... Mine is pretty compartmentalized... my nuclear family experience -- super super small, no extended aunts or uncles or grands.
As I now reach grand age myself.... and have inlaws with multi-generations...
I am having to learn some dynamics that some of y'all have known all along.
I get confused!
I mean.... Go along to get along. Yes. Kindness. Yes. Let things go. Show up.
Some general guidelines that one applies anywhere.
What do YOU do when you feel the strain? When everyone has a good face on... but maybe isn't really enjoying themselves. And... When How are you? Really does look for a "Fine" ? But everybody can tell that something's going on??
What do YOU do?
The little people, the kids, are the juicy mostly tender easy part. Easy to share joy in collectively nurturing. Of course I've seen style differences in the upper generations get a little pinned sometimes... but that parts the CREAM.
What about SISTERINLAWS MOTHERINLAWS especially.
And... estranged X's.....
Stories out there? Send me a goodie ;-)