Surviving Family Holidays - a "How To" Guide
December 18, 2017
Lauren Cardinale, CMS-CHt, FIBH, CPC
For most people, family gatherings during the holidays are rarely stress-free. There's nothing in the world as sticky as a dysfunctional family. You feel good, strong and mature, and 15 minutes into a holiday reunion, you still become hopelessly enmeshed in the same old crazy dynamics. Sound familiar? For many people, family get-togethers require strategies for staying out of such sticky situations. Before you head over the river and through the woods, we’re going to talk about the common sticky situations at family gatherings and what you can do to preserve your good feelings and feel ok afterwards.