Preparing for holiday visitors? Worrying too much about what could go wrong at that family get-together coming up, rather than thinking of what you can do to help make things go right?
Thomas C. Lian, MD, a psychiatrist and behavioral health medical director at Scripps Health, shares his expert advice on how to make those large family gatherings less stressful and more joyful in a column published in the La Jolla Patch.
Dr. Lian’s advice ranges from focusing on being grateful for having a warm place to be for the holidays and avoiding asking potentially upsetting questions such as “When are you ever going to get married/have children/buy a house?”
Read: Preparing for Holiday Visits? It Doesn’t Have to be Stressful, in the La Jolla Patch.