Entries by rcraig

When Your Holidays Weren’t So Happy

Many of us feel tension during the holidays and it seems that much of that anxiety comes from relationships. This is the first of four articles looking at holiday relational stress. We’ll begin by discussing comparisons. Wendy didn’t say much when her friends reminisced about their wonderful holiday memories. They told tales of grandfathers reading […]

Looking for That Norman Rockwell Christmas

This is the second of four articles about relational situations that cause stress during the holidays. We previously looked at comparisons. In this article, we’ll discuss holiday expectations. A few days before Christmas, you pack up your car and deliver presents to six of your friends. By the time your visits are completed, you’ve observed […]