Advice from the family therapist: Oh, you hostile people... Why so many families fight at Christmas - and how to prevent it

Mr.

Advice from the family therapist: Oh, you hostile people... Why so many families fight at Christmas - and how to prevent it

Mr. Thimm, why are there so many arguments in the family, especially at Christmas time? We argue mainly because everyone wants to be right. The Christmas tree has to stand this way and no other way. For dinner we definitely have the red cabbage according to great-grandma's recipe...

But Christmas is the festival of love. Why is it so difficult for us to give up being right? Because for many people it's about much more than the meal or the Christmas decorations.

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