While some people look forward to the end-of-year holidays, others dread them… This time of year is of course Christmas, synonymous for many people with long meals, lively evenings and reunions. with family. Moments which are therefore not always a pleasure and there are at least three reasons for this. Find out which ones.
At Christmas, families come together to spend happy holidays together. However, if this moment should be synonymous with good humor and reunion, this is not always the case for everyone. And here are at least three reasons why.
The Christmas period is so associated with magic, both for children and their gifts but also for adults, who want to create the perfect table, the impeccable menu and the ideal evening… In short, an extraordinary Christmas that expectations become. simply unrealistic.
A complex family dynamic
Family reunions at this time – which bring together members of different ages, sensibilities and diverse opinions – are often an opportunity to take stock of the past year, to discuss achievements (on a professional level , in particular) but also aspects of each person’s personal life (and stages of life). Hence the anxiety of certain people in the face of the reflections that they will not fail to hear: “So, still single?“, “Did you find a job?” Or “When is the second one due?“
The “youngest” syndrome
This reason specifically concerns the youngest of the family. The image of a child oryoungest” They still stick to their skin and they have difficulty, even at 35, being recognized for their true value and measuring what they have accomplished. A feeling that can be frustrating.
These are at least three reasons which push some people to dread this family meal and who fear starting an argument following an inappropriate remark. Or who will have to contain themselves – and spend a tense evening – not to do it. We must therefore think in advance about how to approach this family celebration. And feel free to participate… or not.