Understand what causes holiday angst & anxiety. Learn what to do during your next family gathering.
One person can affect change.
Conclude that you just don’t like the posturing that takes place during family gatherings. The day feels contrived and inauthentic as people compete for attention and power. The remedy: You don’t have to play the game. Instead, find ways to bring authenticity to the day—play a game of Taboo, bring out old family photos and share memories, or focus on young children and pets (they can’t help but be authentic).
Worry about eating too much, drinking too much, and talking too much. The remedy: Take antacids as needed, drink lots of water before you go to bed, and apologize for any misspoken words before the next family gathering occurs. Or I guess you could monitor you actions and eat, drink, and speak responsibly… but let’s be real—after all, it is Thanksgiving!
If you or someone you know struggles with the holidays, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Holidays can be of time of joy or a time of sorrow, depending on your specific circumstances. You don’t need to struggle alone. This may be just the right time to heal past wounds and create something new. Take advantage of the opportunity receive the support and guidance you deserve.
As always, I’m here to support you in creating strong and powerful relationships.
Speaker, Psychotherapist, Coach and Author of The Pathway to Love:
Create Intimacy and Transform Your Relationships through Self-Discovery
Every couple has their core issues. Some are relatively minor, some are quite serious. Some issues can be handled easily and resolved quickly with simple relationship advice like finding a compromise. For example, a couple may have different needs when it comes to spending time together. One person may require a lot of time on their own, while their partner ... Read more
Too many people feel like they're sentenced to a lifetime of loneliness and singlehood. They see themselves as failures because they haven’t found the one or have found and lost the one more than once. I'd like to offer another perspective on the issue. For those of you who feel like you've somehow failed at love, think again. In truth, ... Read more
Mutual respect is key to successful relationships. Marriages take two people committed to the covenants of respect, and while every couple has the right and responsibility to define what that means to them, I'd thought I'd give you my definition (in acronym form) of RESPECT.
Respond to each other's feelings and concerns in a thoughtful and non ... Read more
Yeah, it's fun for like a day until Rose can't move her a*s over on the giant wooden door and Jack dies. Also, telling him you'll never let go and then letting go of his hand one minute later is pretty rude.
This guy cheats on his girlfriend with a girl who then begins to stalk him and tries to kill his current girlfriend. So as the current girlfriend, be happy that there's no crazy woman trying to kill you today.