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How to Handle Awkward Conversations at Holiday Gatherings

How to Handle , Awkward Conversations , at Holiday Gatherings. With the holidays rapidly approaching, 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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