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Learning to Accept Your Wacky Family

In every family, there are one or two members who are a little, well, out there. These are the family members who drink too much at holiday gatherings, insist on telling off-color stories or pull out embarrassing childhood photos. Well, here’s the good news! Everyone’s got at least one! But, the better question is whether our expectations about them are realistic? Everyone has their flaws, but usually they come with at least some redeemable qualities. Maybe your mother-in-law offers over-bearing advice on how to roast the turkey, but helps out with babysitting whenever you need her.  The important thing is to learn to accept people for who they are. You can’t change them. When you have more realistic expectations, these quirks and annoyances will become less bothersome because you expected them to behave this way. What you can change is the way you react to these behaviors which drive you crazy. And when you change your reactions, the whole dynamic is also changed. Read on at revolutionhealth.com for some great tips on how to cope better with your relatives.

Posted: 2/5/08