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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Disaster

For the first time in my life, Christmas was an unmitigated disaster. Believe me, it was all going so well until we all were to sit down for Christmas dinner. Noses got out of joint, tempers flared and people walked out as the main course was about to be served!

I am still reeling from the aftermath, although, fortunately, I am not being held to blame by anyone. But oh my there is a lot of forgiving that needs to be done and it is up to others to make amends. An important relationship may be broken beyond repair -- time will tell.

Well, now it's a new year and it promises to be challenging on all fronts! Let the fun begin...

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  1. That's families for you. Time for someone to turn the other cheek and move on. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Too bad turning the other cheek is so difficult for both parties! Moving on though...

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  2. Done that one! Now have nothing to do with most of the family and life is a lot more peaceful!

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    1. The people involved are all ok for people who have never resolved issues. At least they don't have issues with me!

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  3. Sounds like there's much more to this story. Veeeeery interesting.

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    1. You are right, Stephen -- and discretion is the better part of valour!

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  4. Oh dear.
    There have been similar fallings out in my OH's family and although a veneer of polite friendliness has returned the underlying bitterness will never go away I think. It's a hard place to crawl back from.

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    1. That is so true Jean. My mother had a saying she would often repeat "Life is too short", which I have taken to heart -- more or less!

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  5. It happens, especially during the holidays. I wonder how many families could have written this exact same thing. Fortunately, I just enjoyed my immediate family and didn't have any fallout with anybody. Hope it will all turn out for you.

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    1. I have heard about families falling apart during the holidays, but never had the experience before. Did not like it at all!!

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  6. That happened to a lot of families over here...many political hard feelings after the election.

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    1. Politics didn't enter into it -- that would have been easier...

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  7. Thinking of you and hoping that a truce will develop and that you can overcome the causes of the falling out. Time can be a healer, but it can also allow open wounds to fester. An emotionally fraught situation for you to be in.
    Bon courage ...

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    1. Thank you, Gaynor. It is difficult because I wasn't part of the fracas and the wounds are very old, I'm afraid...

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  8. I think alot of people had a similar Christmas. Mine was similar, but all was forgiven within a few hours.

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    1. Wonderful that all was forgiven. The times at the moment seem to be fraught from too many angles. 'Forgive and forget' is a lot easier to say than to mean...

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  9. Holidays can be really frightful, it's the season for being nice and friendly and understanding, everything just HAS to be right and bright. Sometimes the edge is closer than you know. I really really hope this can mend and heal, so much better for everyone to lay cards on the table and take a fair share of the blame and let it be over with. I will keep this in mind and prayer. Blessings to you , Broad!

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