Gail Saltz, MD: Lessen Your Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

The first step to avoiding emotional landmines is to predict them before they happen (14 Photos)

Gail Saltz on Dec 18, 2011 at 4:09PM

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Gail Saltz, MD: Lessen Your Stress and Enjoy the Holidays

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Don't Go There!

It seems that every year the potentially-joyous holiday season inevitably turns stressful. Between getting family together, traveling, shopping, cooking and trying to make everything special, there is so much to do -- and so many emotional blow-ups to avoid. While the holidays can bring back happy childhood memories, they can just as easily be the occasion for behavior patterns that have caused tension in the past. So be prepared. Here’s is a list of typical emotional landmines that people stumble upon at this time of year, and the best ways to avoid them, so you can enjoy a more relaxed holiday season.

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