Moving away from the family of origin is a natural part of growing up. It creates a new set of boundaries and the space in which to individuate. This is especially important for anyone who grew up in a difficult family situation. But later when returning to a family get together or family gathering the same old negative patterns may be showing up and seem to undo any progress that has been made.
Facing these challenges can feel overwhelming and help is usually required. Life changing progress can be made by learning new tools and getting professional coaching and support. With coaching and support you can actively improve the family experience. With clients who take this step the overall quality of their life tends to improve.