Do you feel stressed when trying to connect to family during the holidays? You're not alone. During the holiday season, it's normal to feel a variety of emotions — both excitement and stress. If the latter gets too much, however, here are some ideas for lowering stress while visiting family (or having family visit) during the holidays.
Your local installation Family Advocacy Program and Community Counseling Program have additional resources such as counseling or stress management classes that can help you deal with holiday stress. Another resource is DSTRESS. The DSTRESS Line provides anonymous services for Marines and their families. You can reach DSTRESS at 1-877-476-7734 or dstressline.com.
Spending time away from your home or family during the holidays can be hard, whether you or your loved one is deployed or you’re stationed far away from your family. Check out these tips to remaining festive during the holidays.
Feeling stressed this holiday season? Here are some quick tips to alleviate the pressure.
Stepfamilies can face unique challenges during the holiday season. Changing holiday traditions and new family members have the potential to cause stress and conflict, but they don’t have to.