we have successfully managed to say no to a visit from our family of origin (FOO). it was very difficult for us as a system to say no. we have never put ourselves first or set any boundaries like this before.
also we had almost gone into complete shut down. we had almost stopped eating and drinking. now being on the other side of this situation, we feel much better. more stronger as a system. able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. things are going back into place within the system. the shared memory has been restored. parts have come out of their rooms and are talking to each other. it is as if the storm has lifted.