Handling Family Conflicts During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for celebration, but sometimes family dynamics can be hard! Here are some tips to surviving the holidays: 

  • The sooner you realize that you're not personally responsible for meeting everyone's holiday expectations, the happier you'll be.
  • If you have kids, and you just want to stay home, that is not a crime! If your families are miffed, let them know your plans are early as possible, so they can prepare themselves for the holiday.
  • The best you can do is try to spend some time with each family. To find a good balance, think about whether either family places a higher priority on certain parts of the holidays

For more helpful tips, check out this article!