Fun fact: you can ‘dead’ conversations that trigger you. The holidays do not pose as an invitation for your family to spread their negative energy on to you. It may be easier said than done but you have to protect your peace. If you don’t want to talk about the heavy, traumatising, or angering issues disguised as”tea serving” matters, don’t.
Bonding over unchecked and unaddressed trauma is not cute. Don’t get me wrong. Exchanging memes and being in new-age dialogue about the weight of our worries and laughing our asses off at the relatability is great. There was once a time where we suffered alone and in silence.
You won’t always bloom in the spaces that you’re planted. Bloom depends on favourable conditions. If it’s not right for you, the universe will tell you.