It not always easy to spend time with relatives… Michael Ballard shares 3 hack to deal with the holidays (but they work on other days too!)
We all know the power of habit, particularly the strength of the “tapes” that run in our heads even when the abuser is gone, they can cause holiday stress
We prepared a webinar to take you through some ideas on battling the overwhelm this Christmas, and keeping yourself away from too much stress and anxiety
The demands and expectations my abuser had surrounding the holidays were stressful. My life’s much happier and more peaceful since shaking off those demands
Once I got myself and my girls away from him, I realized we would have to create new traditions. I didn’t want to keep up the same things out of habit when most of those things sucked the joy right out of my holidays.
Welcome to this Guide to Happy Holidays! This is not about how to wrap your gifts or to make the best holiday treats. This guide is for people dealing with or recovering from abuse.
Christmas is not the easiest time of year, especially when dealing with a toxic family situation. Here are some strategies to cope.