Here is some advice from Bro. Chuck Eberly on how to survive.
We will all soon be going home for the holidays. For some of you, "home" is a mix of warm feelings, the taste of great cooking, and joyful reunions with members of your families.
For others of you, however, "home" may be returning to a place that includes hard feelings, uncomfortable meals, and meeting people who remind you of events you would rather not recall. The following on-line essay by a colleague of mine just might be helpful to you.