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Family and Holidays

The Holidays: Don't Let Them Win

Arden Phillips | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Arden Phillips

As exciting as the holidays are, there's no denying that joy and laughter are not the only things the season brings. Following are a few holiday traps I'd like to bring to the table, in hope that people will be able to identify and avoid them early on.

Empty Chair At The Dinner Table? 5 Ways To Cope With Loss Over The Holidays

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Causes of vacancy come in endless iterations and are particularly poignant during the holidays. You may be left staring death in the face. Or, perhaps your loss involves a loved one that lives far away and finances are insufficient to bring them to your door.

What Not To Say During Holiday Gatherings

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

During the holidays most of us want to spend time with friends and family, while at the same time avoiding the negative comments and unnecessary disagreements that often come with these celebrations.

No Cooking, No Clean-up, No Stress From Relatives: The Thanksgiving Opt-Out

Lisa McElroy | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

I made a unilateral decision. No home-cooked Thanksgiving this year. We were going to let someone else do the heavy lifting, and we were just going to hang out together for a few days and enjoy each other.

9 Ways To Deal WIth Difficult Relatives Over The Holidays

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

You can't do anything to change what your difficult relatives are going to do; you can only change yourself. Also, in many situations, people behave in a difficult way in reaction to something else.