How to Handle Awkward Conversations at Holiday Gatherings

3 months ago
How to Handle , Awkward
Conversations , at Holiday Gatherings.
CNN has offered readers some expert
advice on how to tackle awkward
conversations at family gatherings.
Make a Plan, Jennifer Rollin, founder of The Eating Disorder Center
in Rockville, Maryland, suggests thinking ahead
about what your needs are and what could trigger you.
Decide in advance, these are comments
that are triggering for me, and these are
some things that I would say back to it, Jennifer Rollin, founder of The Eating Disorder
Center in Rockville, Maryland, via CNN.
Questions About Your Weight, Rollin points out that comments
on weight or diet can be
triggering for a lot of people.
It’s important to reframe it for yourself
and to recognize that the comments
people make about food and weight
says a lot more about the person
commenting than it does about you, Jennifer Rollin, founder of The Eating Disorder
Center in Rockville, Maryland, via CNN.
Often people who themselves are
focused on their own bodies and eating
patterns are the ones more likely
to comment on others, Jennifer Rollin, founder of The Eating Disorder
Center in Rockville, Maryland, via CNN.
Relationship Status, Comments about one's love life
are uncomfortable during
holiday get-togethers. .
Kami Orange, a boundary coach based in southern Utah,
suggests redirecting the conversation to some other
topic or setting a boundary to prevent future discussion. .
Touchy Subjects, It can be difficult for some people to
speak diplomatically about sensitive
topics like politics or religion. .
Orange reminds readers that while some
people may be looking for an argument,
it doesn't mean you have to join in.

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