Ready Post: Our In-Laws Live With Us…How Do I Set Friendly (but Firm) Boundaries?

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In-laws can be challenging to deal with at the best of times. Sometimes, they may fail to give you the space and independence you need to thrive as a couple. What makes things ten times more complicated is when in-laws live with you. You need to set healthy boundaries so that they are not overstepping, […]

Ready Post: Coping With Grief During The Holiday Season

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If the holidays come around, and you start feeling blue, know that you are not alone. There is a lot of grief that surrounds the holidays. This can include mild irritability or immense sadness. For some of us, holiday music, gatherings, and decorations can trigger the pain of loss. The first step to coping with […]

READY POST: Why Does My Anxiety Increase Around the Holidays?

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Everyone experiences some stress during the holidays. This time of year is demanding. If you have a general anxiety disorder (GAD), this stress can heighten it. Anxiety can make it difficult to enjoy the holidays. Between socialization, shopping, scheduling, and gatherings, it’s easy to understand why. You can take control of your anxiety with a […]