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Baste the Turkey, Not Each Other
Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
Spending time with family during the holidays can be difficult, but there are ways to help keep it more positive. For instance, you can keep your expectations realisitic, accept that you cannot control others but can control how you respond to them, and plan ahead for mutual support with a family member who is your ally. Of course, it also helps to remember all that you have to be grateful for.

What do you do to help make for positive memories with your family?

If you would like to read more in detail about this topic in my The Art of Relationships blog, click here .

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