Boosting Your Self Esteem – See the Holidays as an Opportunity, Not an Obstacle

Do you need to boost your self esteem? Here and now we have ideas... Often hopes are high for a happy and even romantic holiday season, with examples all around of snuggling couples and fireplaces, parties with champagne and mistletoe, and … [Read more...]

Fair Fighting at the Holidays Can be Fulfilling, Not Frustrating

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Wait, you don't want to be fighting this holiday season, right? Family tension, long to-do lists, in-laws, calendars packed with events and parties... the holidays are fraught with possibilities for conflict.  Yet most people will tell you the … [Read more...]

Are Passive Aggressive Holidays Making You Miserable?

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If you are living in a passive aggressive marriage, do you feel like you just can’t stand another holiday with this person  but can’t imagine spending a holiday alone?   The holidays often bring on a confusing increase in passive aggressive … [Read more...]

Are Family Conflicts Making You Angry this Holiday Season?

Family conflicts causing anger at the holidays is not an oximoron! Holidays bring out emotions in many of us that we are not used to dealing with the rest of the year, often feelings that are unexpected or even confusing.  The worst of those … [Read more...]

Preserve Your Emotional Health, enjoy the Holidays

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In many families, emotional health is under attack by snide comments and frustrating, irritating actions that can pile up faster than presents under the tree at the holidays.  Our worst sides show, as do those of our loved ones, rather than the best … [Read more...]