Don’t Fear Conflict During the Holidays

Wishes and encouragement for Peace at the holidays can sometimes cause emotional distress rather than dispel it.  So often we feel stress and pressure at the holidays over all that needs to be done and our hopes for fulfilling expectations … [Read more...]

Passive Aggression Worsens During the Holidays

anger at the holidays

It's the end of the year, and we are talking about passive aggression and the holidays? No way! The holidays are meant to be a time of love, joy, and togetherness, of parties, dinners and mistletoe.  Instead, you find yourself -arriving … [Read more...]

Surviving the Holidays With Your Happiness Intact

Family get togethers at the holidays are not a source of peace and joy for everyone.  Many people will quietly admit to their friends that they would rather not spend any more time with their families than they absolutely have to.  Families … [Read more...]

One Out of Every Four People at Your Family Christmas Dinner Doesn’t Like Someone Else in the Room.

Dreading the Holidays

ARE YOU DREADING FACING THE SAME PEOPLE WHO HAVE ABUSED YOU BEFORE, AND THAT YOU MANAGED TO AVOID ALL YEAR? IS THE PROSPECT OF VISITING “FAMILY” MAKING YOUR HEART HURT AND YOUR STOMACH CHURN WITH FEAR? Holidays are a time of Joy, … [Read more...]