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Toxic Family at the Holidays: Suffolk DBT Director featured in Newsweek Article

With the holiday season upon us, many are planning to be with their families or making the tough decision to say no to family gatherings and have their own celebration instead. This article highlights those choosing the later to avoid toxic family members or prioritize their mental health and safety. However, there’s often guilt and backlash from these individuals’ families.

Suffolk DBT Director Jeanette Lorandini weighs in on the issue in this recent Newsweek article, “Debate as Mom Has ‘Christmas Meltdown’ Over Adult Children’s Holiday Plans.”

Read the article here.



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