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Holiday Stress and Estranged Families

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Annie Abram PhD

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In addition to holiday stress, combined with a short or long term estrangement from family members, or a close friend can be an especially sad time.
For many, the holidays trigger memories of better times and/or the feelings of being isolated from one's family/close friends.

Dr. Joshua Coleman, an expert in family estrangement, will offer support and ideas for dealing with these hard times. Dr. Coleman is an author of four books: : The Marriage Makeover: Finding Happiness in Imperfect Harmony (St. Martin's Press); The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework (St. Martin's Press); When Parents Hurt: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don't Get Along (HarperCollins); and Married with Twins: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Marital Harmony. His books have been translated into Chinese, Croatian, and Korean, and are also available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.