Give up the “need to know” …making Chuseok and other holidays enjoyable again

Sharing about your life is giving a gift you. Making a healthy connection between your life and someone else’s takes finesse.

When you are interacting with others, be sensitive to the difference between expressing interest in someone’s life and demanding to know every detail. Done carelessly, our questions can make the other person feel like they are being interrogated for a crime. This is known as simply, “Questioning”.

Here’s an insightful story about how a family holiday time has become stressful, due to prying questions and judgment.

Let’s remember that holidays and family gatherings are first and foremost meant to strengthen and help us. When the adults give up the need to know, and instead focus on improving relationships, get-togethers can again be enjoyable!

Chuseok holiday stress (29-September-2012)

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