Your Biggest Holiday Dilemmas – Solved!
By Cynthia Hanson
There’s nothing like the holiday season to put us under pressure. Whether it’s buying the perfect gift or hosting the best party, we’re in a race to meet high –and often unrealistic — expectations during what’s supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.”
“We try to make our friends, relatives and children happy, but you just can’t please everybody all the time — especially during the holidays,” says Susan Newman, Ph.D., a social psychologist and author of The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It and Mean It.
Here, a guide how to navigate four of the stickiest holiday dilemmas while keeping your relationships intact and reducing holiday stress.
Situation: Trimming your gift list without upsetting anyone.