The holidays are a fun, festive time of joyous celebration, but they can also be difficult for a lot of reasons. Whether you’re facing this season without a loved one, dealing with difficult relatives, or dreading the busy work that comes with prepping a Christmas dinner, the holiday season can make many people anxious.
If you exist in a larger body, much of that anxiety can stem from comments you know will come up during family get-togethers. “Are you sure you want to eat that?” “Cousin Susan has gained so much weight this year!” “Do you really need a second slice of pie?”
Those comments are hurtful, and hard to avoid. So, what can you do to make your holiday gatherings more cheer and less jeer?