Dealing With Difficult Family Gatherings

November 18, 2014 11:22 PM

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'Tis the season. The "family season," that is. Whether you're dealing with one, or seven contentious blood relatives, these indispensable tips will help you turn out a terrific holiday gathering. Or at least a tolerable one. 1. Stop trying to fix Uncle Joe. Some people are difficult for the sake of being difficult. They lack the introspection skills to resolve conflict, and are generally unaware of how they rub off on others. If Uncle Joe's difficult with you, chances are he reacts this way with most people. Don't take his spiteful projections personally, and stop trying to make him happy. As long as Uncle Joe's behavior falls within legal limits, he's not going to Jerk Jail.

'Tis the season. The "family season," that is. Whether you're dealing with one, or seven contentious blood relatives, these indispensable tips will help you turn out a terrific holiday gathering. Or at least a tolerable one.

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