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How does stress increase during the holidays?

Stress can increase due to several factors during the holidays. Increased spending for gifts, food and travel can cause added stress when funds are not available to cover those costs. Also holidays are often associated with family gatherings. If you find yourself alone, that can often cause feelings of stress, sadness or guilt. It's important to seek help if you become overwhelmed and unable to cope.

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