Am I Truly Related to These People?
Millions of intelligent and caring individuals sometimes feel like a fish out of water at their own family gatherings and holiday events. No matter how much you accomplish, you still might feel estranged or belittled by certain family members who judge you harshly--or don’t accept who you are. Here are 10 brief spiritual tips for making peace with your family, even if you sometimes feel like screaming when you are around difficult relatives at holidays and other family events.
Leonard Felder, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and award-winning writer of 11 books that have sold over 1 million copies. This is adapted from his latest book, Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider (Sterling, 2008). For more information, visit www.fittinginisoverrated.com.