this year definitely takes the cake. for as long as i can remember, christmas has been the worst of the family holidays... and has gone downhill even further as each one passes. i'm not completely distraught, as i appreciate the fact i even have a family (as dysfunctional and destroyed as it is), but in hindsight i can only see things getting worse. i realise i have a say in taking action and making things improve, but i don't know if it's all a lost cause. i can't possibly describe the mountain of problems i have associated with any type of family within any reasonable amount of space. i just need to vent, as vague as this thread may seem. happy holidays. if you have (a) family or SO, i hope you can all appreciate every moment you have with them.