How To Cope With The Holidays

Holidays, Christmas, New Years. We are told that these holiday occasions should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful, grateful and reflect on the passing year with family and friends. Yet, for many these holidays can be a time of stress, anxiety, disappointment and loneliness. Christmas can come with high expectations of perfect, happy friends and family, luxurious gifts and elaborate celebrations, but not all of us are able to tick all these boxes. Some may have lost loved ones and find Christmas bringing about intense feelings of grief and sadness. Many people including myself experience feelings of isolation, financial pressures and increased family conflict that can

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