4. Talk about it. If it is possible to begin a mature dialogue with a loved one about things between you that have become difficult or have never been right, try to begin this conversation. How Do I Get My Husband To Tell Me What's Wrong?
5. Keep your chin up. If you know that such discussions will be fruitless and only create misery, pitch to the positive as much as you can during family time. There are wonderful books and movies that you an discuss to take the edge off. There is also food that can be complimented (I hope.) You get the gist. If you are going to be there, do all you can to create calm and fun.
6. Share your feelings. If you are feeling sad and anxious about loss or illness, know that this is your mark of being real. Share how you feel with one or two you trust who either will be with you, or who you can speak to during the holiday. Picture that person holding your hand. Remember that you are a very special individual and those who can be there for you are given the gift of your trust.
7. Follow up. Let us at YourTango Experts know how your holidays went. We care!
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