Family Dynamics During the Holidays

Family Dynamics

Family dynamics can be a tricky thing and is usually a cause for stress.  During the holiday season many people suffer from the anxiety of knowing that they have to “go back home” and perhaps be with family that they may only see once a year.

As FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explains, going back home may dredge up many old feelings. Perhaps it’s sibling rivalry or that uncle who drank too much and caused a lot of tension.  What ever the anxiety is about, it comes down to suffering.

Learn how to minimize the suffering this holiday season and truly take control. As usual Dr. Dan Gottlieb offers practical advice that we can all put to good use no matter what the situation.

Let this year be different and enjoy the holiday season no matter what your family dynamics may be.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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