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I think the holidays have gotten much more stressful since I got engaged and need to divide up holiday time with my SO’s big family and my big family. Can’t wait for a large house of my own where I can just have everyone over at once.

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That will come with its own stress and challenges 😌 Not everyone will want to come, or come at the same time, or you’ll have way more cleaning and prep and work to do, and you’ll still have all the relationships and expectations to navigate. Best advice I’ve ever heard is to lower your expectations for holidays. This is not to be negative and miserable, but to be okay when things aren’t perfect or you experience frustration or disappointment, and to give yourself freedom to enjoy the holiday and what it means for you. Build the memories you want and choose to see the good, love. 💕

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