The holiday season is full of wonder, hope, and love. But, it can also be a season full of stress, pain and emotional agony. The holidays bring so much “togetherness”. Yes, this “togetherness” can be an amazing opportunity to spend quality time with our loved ones and create meaningful memories, but it can also cause conflict and become way too stressful to actually enjoy.
In this episode of This Grit and Grace Life podcast, hosts Darlene and Julie have a much-needed chat about this topic. They discuss how to avoid relationship conflict during the holiday season. This can apply to any important relationship in your life, whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, fiance, or even a friend or family member. Whatever the relationship may be, the holiday season has a tendency to bring out the worst in us and our loved ones, greatly affecting our relationships.
So, how do we avoid relationship conflict during the holiday season?
Thankfully Darlene and Julie have the answers! They give you practical ways to keep your relationship healthy, navigate all the holiday parties, deal with difficult relatives, and simply enjoy the holidays in the midst of chaos.
At the end of the season, you want to look back and say, “We did all the things and we still like each other.”
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Quote of the episode:
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” Peg Bracken
Check out these episodes we mentioned: Ask Dr. Zoe – Family Pressure During the Holidays, Stop the Holiday Hustle: Celebrate More, Stress Less – 064, Surviving the Holidays with Grit and Grace – 015 and Talking About the Funny Things We are Thankful For – 013.
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