Do not let a warzone erupt at your holiday dinners this year. Whenever families get together, there are bound to be a few relatives who butt their heads together. Unfortunately, this year could be worse due to your cousin’s recent arrest. The fact that he was arrested is not the problem, you actually helped bail him out. The problem is that some of your relatives feel that you should have left your cousin in jail.
They do not realize that one of the best ways to help people is by offering them help, not hurtful words. Alone, those two thing carry enough weight, but they mean so much more when they come from loved ones.
That is why you need to do everything that you can to be there for your cousin this holiday season. He is going to need help and support, not degrading words from a disgruntled aunt or uncle. You will need to show everyone that you were helping your cousin more by bailing him out of jail. Be a mediator for your family this holiday season, and keep the peace. Help them see that everything is going to be okay.