|3. You’re Scrooge to your partner’s Bob Cratchit. If you’re snapping and snarling your way through the season, chances are your significant other is getting the brunt of your nastiness. Take a moment to evaluate what you’re doing with your life and how it’s affecting others, Gottlieb suggests, adding, “Is your heart open or closed? Do you need care or do you offer care?”
Try this: Bust out the mistletoe. Consider your significant other as a solution rather than a problem. Hugging and kissing can boost your levels of oxytocin, a stress-reducing hormone. And sex lowers anxiety, stress, and blood pressure. That’s important, because December is the time of year when death by heart attack is the most likely.
5 Signs You’re Headed for a Holiday Breakdown
...and five ways to stop wigging out.
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