During the holiday season, many of us feel a complex combination of emotions that can overwhelm and affect our relationships. The therapists at Houston Relationship Therapy are highly trained to help those experiencing distress individually and in their relationships. Here is a collection of articles from our therapists addressing common challenges faced during the holiday season.
Some love this time of year: the music, the festivities, an excuse to shop and family time. And yes, some of us do not love this time of year: music reminding us that this time of year cannot be avoided, all the dreaded holiday parties, all the craziness in the stores and family time! Here are a few suggestions on how to survive the holidays. Read More
The holiday season is here. There are many sayings about the holidays, most of which emphasize how it is the “most wonderful time of the year”. For some though, it can be a sad time and a time of loneliness and depression. In therapy terms, this can sometimes be known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Read More
It’s that time of year again – sleigh bells are ringing, everyone is decking the halls, and shopping is in full force. Every family is different in how they celebrate the holidays. How do you handle it if you and your loved one come from different religious backgrounds with different traditions, expectations, and festivities? Read More
During the holidays, many of us feel a complex combination of emotions that can overwhelm and affect our relationships. We are here to make this time of year a little more comfortable and perhaps even merry. Read More
The holiday season is here, and it can be especially difficult for those who have recently experienced a breakup, or experiencing their first holiday season without their partner. Here are 5 key points to help a broken heart through the holidays. Read More
Being able to be with the one you love during the holidays is a bonding experience, and when you can be yourself and feel free to show affection in front of the family, the experience can be comforting and familiar. Here are some tips for same-sex couples bringing home a partner for the first time. Read More
The holidays are a time when we open up our hearts to hope and happiness. That’s the magic of the Christmas holiday- it brings about a change in perspective. An important area we often reflect upon is that of our relationships, and this season is the perfect opportunity to think about the things that the Christmas holiday teaches us about relationships. Here are 5 things Christmas teaches us about relationships that are good to keep in mind all year round. Read More