The holidays have a special way of really kicking up the family drama. At no time during the year does “you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends” seem more glaringly obvious.
It’s the one time of the year that we have to play nice with family that annoy or anger us. How you interact could mean the difference between a happy holiday or not. Here are some tips on how to react from Bustle.
- Leave the room quietly and do some breathing exercises,
- Double up on therapy visits ahead of time.
- Set boundaries.
- Make your visit short. If flying, stay two days only.
- Use optimism.
The go to hack, by far, is leaving, yourself.