Dreading a family holiday gathering?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Family tension often runs high during the holiday season. Consider this a time to set differences aside. Try to accept loved ones as they are, even if they don't live up to all your expectations. And be understanding if others get upset or distressed when something goes awry. Chances are they're feeling the effects of holiday stress too.

Nov. 10, 2012 See more In-depth