I dread the holidays. What can I do?

Many people have a hard time during the Holidays.  Family disconnection can make the Holidays especially difficult.  Estrangement from family members, or events such as the death of someone close, or a divorce, make it impossible to feel celebrative.  To top it off, so many families have memories of holidays spoiled by conflicts  or addictions.  Others have no family and feel desperately alone.

Here’s my advice:  Acknowledge what you’re facing, how you feel, and then make a plan.  This may be a years when you do things differently.  It’s quite okay to plan something very simple, or nothing at all.  Chances are you’ll feel more at peace with yourself and a comfort in the knowledge that you’re taking charge rather than letting others dictate what you should do or feel.

If you need help to get through this Holiday season, talk to Fran.