Ah yes, the holidays. Time for loving families to get together, sing songs and make beautiful memories.
If you are lucky enough to have such a family, that's awesome. But for many families it can be a time when you are bracing for the worst. Pick your situation or family member. You know it's coming. It's just to what degree.
Time to pack your holiday survival toolkits. Being prepared emotionally and coming with a few items can ease your get together. You might even start a new holiday tradition.
Commit these three ideas to memory. If your time together get awkward or strained, think back on them and make the most of your time together.
When uncomfortable topics or people start to drone on, gently redirect the conversation.
Bring along some items to fill awkward times or gaps in the conversation. A distraction may be welcomed.
You can choose your friends, but good, bad or otherwise, these people are your family. Its completely in your control on how to deal with them.
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