How to Handle Toxic Relationships During the Holidays

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: During this time of year it's crucial you take care of yourself.
Air Date: 12/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ramani Durvasula, PhD
Ramani Durvasula Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology. Drawing upon her years of clinical experience, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and published research, she is masterful at taking all things psychological and making them interesting and understandable for a wide variety of audiences. Her versatility makes her a useful presenter for audiences ranging from adolescents to professionals, laypeople to mental health professionals.

There are a limited number of simple truths offered by the field of psychology, and psychologists often miss the point and hide these simple truths behind fancy statistics and technical jargon. Years of teaching thousands of students have equipped Dr. Ramani with a knack for cutting to the core of the issue and cutting out the filler. Understanding these truths can help people reach their full potential in their relationships, jobs, and family time. By getting past the jargon and the simplifying the statistics, Dr. Ramani keeps it real and makes psychology a useful tool for everyone.
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How to Handle Toxic Relationships During the Holidays
For many, the holiday season can be a joyous and exciting time.

However, for some individuals, the holidays can be a dreadful time of the year.

There are many ups and downs to the holiday season. Coming back "home" to where there are painful memories, old resentments, and recurring issues with family and friends doesn't make it any easier.

Being surrounded by toxic people this time of year can make it easy to forget how to care for yourself, especially during stressful and upsetting times.

What are some ways to deal with toxic people around the holidays?

Ramani Durvasula, PhD, shares tips on how you can take care of yourself while dealing with toxic people during the holidays.


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