What is it about families that can make our life difficult, in some cases almost intolerable? They say it’s the nature of families, but I think it’s the nature of certain individuals.
Unfortunately, they can be opinionated, controlling and judgmental. They might also be annoying, but it’s probably the annoying bit that irritates us the most, but the other three things aren’t great either.
Perhaps we must learn not to sweat the small stuff, to let go of the things that in the bigger picture mean very little. Often too many of the small unresolved things turn into the bigger things, when we continue to carry them emotionally. We need to be okay with things and let them go, instead of being irritated by them.
It’s an internal emotional shift that allows us to acknowledge a new parody in the art of letting go. Although some families, or certain individuals in families, have a knack of pushing our buttons that is made worse, when we have an idea in our heads of how we would like things to be. We tend to see others as a mirror image of ourselves and when that doesn’t happen, we become irritated.
It’s important family members see and understand their own failings and how what they do and say affects us. They must take responsibility and be prepared to challenge their own words and actions.