“Be realistic, whatever the case may be: Expect Uncle Joe to get drunk and act out; expect your mom to treat you like a child; expect your sister-in-law to set no limits with her spoiled kid. Being realistic enables you to work on yourself by holding yourself to a standard of emotional maturity you may have never before achieved in their midst.”

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Jennifer Freed, Ph.D, M.F.T. “The Pluto archetype is characterized by transformation and deconstruction of the old order. Symbolically, Pluto relates to death and rebirth. In mythology, Pluto is tied to the Greek goddess Persephone, the Sumerian queen Inanna, and the Hindu goddess Kali. In the sign of Capricorn (where Pluto currently resides), the planet represents an explosive pressure on collective rules, public institutions, and public figures.”
Sri Vasamsetti, 22, of Seattle and a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, watches televised coverage of the US presidential election at the Comet Tavern in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington on November 8, 2016.  / AFP / Jason Redmond        (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)

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