Family Relationships 25 Facts To Avoid
- Becoming very busy at work to purposely avoid your family.
- Using alcohol or drugs to avoid sober conversations with certain family.
- Moving across the country to avoid your family situations.
- Only talking about sports or the weather or other unrelated topics.
- Canceling on people at the last minute to feel instant relief.
- Texting someone when you should probably call them.
- Avoiding listening to an important voicemail or text messages.
- Only talking about your kids when you talk with your spouse.
- Lying about your beliefs to avoid a disagreement.
- Only seeing your family on duty visits.
- Asking someone lots of questions to avoid sharing about your own life.
- Ghosting a date instead of telling them you’re really not interested.
- Saying “I’m good,” “I’m fine,” “I’m OK,” etc. when you are really not.
- Changing the subject when you sense people are anxious.
- Not introducing yourself to co-workers who seem intense.
- Not initiating conversations with people who look different than you.
- Avoiding talking to people who are sick or dying.
- Not talking about past family history that is anxiety-producing.
- Bringing up a difficult topic during the last two minutes of therapy.
- Not engaging in a conversation that is difficult but important.
- Turning on the television at family gatherings.
- Double booking so you have an easy out at a gathering.
- Planning non-stop activities to keep everyone busy.
- Assuming people aren’t interested in hearing about your passions.
- Minimizing your accomplishments to make others comfortable.
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