This is the season when so many of us talk a lot about holiday stress — the ramped up social calendars, the added commitments and chores and the burden of airports and delayed flights. And yes, all of these things are overwhelming.

But what we don’t often hear about is how triggering the holiday season can be, specifically if you live with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) or come from a relational trauma background. Many people have strained, estranged or just plain painful relationships with their family of origin and/or their partner’s family of origin, which can make the holidays difficult.  Click here to read more…

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