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The Power in Found Family During Thanksgiving

For many, myself included, Thanksgiving can be triggering.  Sometimes having to see certain people can be stress inducing, which makes me thankful for what I call my “found family.” My found family includes only a few people who are very important to me, some of which are blood related, but most of which are not, and we support each other through thick and thin. They are people who I have known for a large majority of my life, and even though most of us are not biologically related, I consider them to be my soulmates.

Whereas many of my biological family members do not understand my mental illnesses very well, I can talk to anyone in my found family in depth about what I am experiencing, and they are there to listen and support, and vice

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For many, myself included, Thanksgiving can be triggering.  Sometimes having to see certain people can be stress inducing, which makes me thankful for what I call my “found family.” My found family includes only a few people who are very important to me, some of which are blood related, but most of which are not, and we support each other through thick and thin. They are people who I have known for a large majority of my life, and even though most of us are not biologically related, I consider them to be my soulmates.
when it happened, just that it did.”As a book writing coach, I hear this more often than not. , and most of us have a hard time making everything make sense: all the scrambled pieces of life that we’ve lived through, shaken up, and tried to piece back into a cohesive shape.

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