Are you the only one in your family with success? Here are five ways to move past the guilt and feel connected to loved ones, regardless of their life situation.
Succeeding in life when your family is struggling comes with a treasure trove of difficult emotions and awkward family dynamics. Guilt, shame, and loneliness are the most common, and you may cope by dimming your personality, playing down your success, shying away from others, or responding defensively to innocent questions or comments. And to make matters worse, the holidays are here to shine a big fat spotlight on the disparity between you and your family. Thanks, holidays. Thanks a lot.