What happened, kid? Did your dad get remarried? Are you spending the holidays with your in-laws this year? Going home with a roommate over break? Here’s the thing to know about dysfunctional families: truly dysfunctional relationships operate on their own, twisted set of rules that can be hard for an outsider to understand.
I don’t know what it’s like where you folks work, but my tiny office is a lot like a family. A dysfunctional family, to be sure, but a family nonetheless.