How To Survive The Holidays Stress-Free

November and December are a time when we come together to catch up with loved ones, enact family traditions and celebrate life. But the season of good cheer is not always cheerful. Between selecting the perfect gift for him, booking expensive, last-minute flights and spending hours in a cramped car with family, most people get frustrated at some point during the winter holidays. Unfortunately, the closest target for those frustrations often happens to be one’s partner.“It’s a season ripe for nights spent close beside a crackling fire,” says psychologist Dr. Carolyn Daitch. “But once the stress of the holidays has frayed your nerves, a chance meeting under the mistletoe might be the last thing you and your partner want to encounter.” We’ve compiled six tips to help you safeguard your love life from the pressures of holiday celebrations. Read more

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