We cannot isolate which emotions to avoid feeling. They are all connected. If we avoid or ignore one, we risk reducing our entire range of emotional experience.
There is a way through. Grief can be approached gently, from the side. It doesn't have to be challenged head on.
The standard advice for avoiding conflict during family get togethers is to avoid discussions about religion or politics, but it’s not always that simple.
Social anxiety is an increasingly common phenomenon.Some people feel that they’ve always been this way, others feel like their fears seemed to show up unexpectedly and have affected them ever since.