Are you your worst enemy? Stop pushing your emotional buttons

Humans are reactive, and many times we take on other’s problems and make them ours. We react impulsively and insensitively to others because we pushed our own buttons long before anyone else did. Many arguments and conflict we engage in are of our own making.

Is your relationship depleting you?

The only person who can “fix” you is you, and you do that by accepting where you’re at and making strides to change the behaviors holding you back. Your partner should believe in you and encourage you in your growth.

Ask Mary Jo: Red flags in new relationship & visiting divorced sibling's kids

Question 1: This time of year, during the holidays, many of my friends are rushing into relationships. What are potential red flags we should look out for? Question 2: My brother had twins recently, and I really want to see them over the holidays, but they live with their mother and she and my brother aren’t on good terms right now. How can I ask to see the babies without making family matter awkward right now?

What if Santa can't afford Christmas?

Not wanting to lie to your children but also not wanting to scare them, it’s important that parents be honest and gently explain when times are rough. Families struggle to restore their home, their health, and their finances when their children have holiday wish lists as big as the bills.

6 ways to give yourself the gift of enjoying Christmas

Letting go of perfection and focusing on enjoying and experiencing the sights, activities, and family connection during the holiday season will bring you lasting joy and foster favorite family memories.

How to help yourself enjoy the holidays

Letting go of perfection and focusing on enjoying and experiencing the sights, activities, and family connection during the holiday season will bring you lasting joy and foster favorite family memories.