Top 10 Tips For Surviving Holiday Dinners
The holidays are great, for the most part.
“‘Tis the season” and all that jazz as the holidays are upon us once more.
With the happiness and anticipation of getting together for a cup of good cheer, as well as some good grub, let’s face it – there’s also some trepidation. At least that’s the case for many of us who don’t have the perfect family situations that are portrayed in many movies and TV shows.
Quite frankly, the thought of sitting down at the holiday table with the family casts a jolt of dread though a large group of folks who would much rather avoid what may turn out to be World War III. Whether it’s an irritating aunt who won’t let up on your “single” status, a drunken uncle who keeps on drinking (and insulting everyone present in the process) or sibling rivalry that has continued well into adulthood, it’s no wonder that the upcoming events of the season can be anxiety-inducing, to say the least. That being said, there are some tried-and-true tactics to get you through the events unscathed, regardless of who’s attending.
10) Remember Why You’re There – It’s all about family, loved ones, good times and gratefulness. Enjoy the time together and remember – we don’t choose our relatives, so make the best of what you’ve got!
What are some of your tips for getting through the holidays and family gatherings?
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