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Elite Daily – How To Get Along With Family During The Holidays, Because It IS Possible, According To Experts

Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., spoke with Elite Daily about ways to get along with your family during the holidays.

Any time I’m feeling stressed or annoyed at a party, I’m either pulling my husband aside, or rounding up my sisters for an impromptu venting session. If you anticipate there being some kind of conflict at a holiday party before it even begins, mental health counselor Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., suggests having a confidante at the ready: someone you can trust, who’s there to discuss the issues with you, and who’s down to help you come up with a game plan in case you need an out.

“A game plan could be a code word you have, a gesture you make from across the room, etc.,” Forshee tells Elite Daily. “[It’s] something that indicates to your partner that you need a break for a moment.”

Talk to your confidante about what this game plan will look like ahead of time so you’re both on the same page, and put it into action whenever necessary.

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