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Authored by Dr. Michelle Murray on November 22, 2022

Dear Dr. Michelle

I have a pit in my stomach over the holidays coming up. My mom's entire side of the family gets together and it's that typical dysfunctional family gathering with too much drinking and snarky comments. I hate it. I've been able to avoid going the last two years (due to COVID) but this year my mom is laying the guilt on thick for me to come. I don't want to go but I don't want to disappoint her. What should I do?

Dear Cassandra

Dr. Michelle K. Murray sits down with Marketing Manager Tera Girardin to answer your question! Dr. Michelle suggests that you be honest with your family and choose for yourself if visiting your family will be good for you. Take a look at Dr. Michelle's full response below.

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Dr. Michelle Murray