Also, family shouldn’t get a pass-out on this policy.
Too many people think it’s imperitive to attend family events, even when they’re tiring, stressful inconvenient or simply unpleasant, all because ‘family’.
I’ve seen friends bitch and snipe at their parents, then claim they love seeing them. It’s all lies, they’re lying to themselves.
Negative experiences effect our feelings regardless of whether the other party is a blood relative or a complete stranger. Just as you can say no to a stranger, you can say no to your brother or mum. People I know who have stood up to their family and said no are happier as a result.