Family Visits: A Wealth of Dramatic Material

December 22, 2014 7:56 PM

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Each holiday season, many therapy clients reflect and prepare emotionally in an effort to make the most of their upcoming visits with family. Family visits can be psychologically intense experiences that are especially meaningful for those who are in therapy and hoping to break out of long standing patterns and dysfunctional family dynamics.

Why are holiday visits so psychologically charged? Why do people put such effort into the holidays only to find themselves annoyed, frustrated or even in battle with their loved ones? Embedded in the answer to these complex psychological questions is the very reason that Hollywood makes so many film...

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