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How Did We Get Here? is the new podcast by Claudia Winkleman.

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How to cope with difficult relatives this Christmas without falling out

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How to cope with Christmas if you have a difficult family

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How to talk about your mental health with friends and family this Christmas

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Star Wars is coming to an end – but Princess Leia’s feminist legacy will never die

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How to go home for Christmas without regressing to an angry teen

Worried you'll revert to your teenage self over the holidays? Follow these tips to ensure you get through Christmas without throwing a strop.

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13 of the best board games to play with friends and family this Christmas

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“Why my dad overcoming his alcoholism is the best Christmas gift I’ll ever get”

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How to cope with your first Christmas after the death of a parent

A writer who lost her mum three years ago shares her advice.

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Why there’s no such thing as a “normal” family Christmas

One writer shares her relatable experiences.

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“How I’ve learned to cope with grief at Christmas”

“This is a time to create your own rituals that heal, nurture and comfort you. And I promise you, it gets easier.”

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Let us (and science) convince you to get out the board games this Christmas

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Why we need to stop trying to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas

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