How Should I Face My Holiday Anxiety?

Ask Demetria: Weaseling out of Thanksgiving dinner won't endear you to your man or his family.

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Last but not least: Show up with the intention of having a good time. Sometimes we can worry so much or think so many negative thoughts that we practically will bad things to happen. Just because you've had bad holidays in the past is no reason you have to continue to have them in the future.

Good luck!

Demetria L. Lucas is a contributing editor to The Root, a life coach and the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life. She answers your dating and relationship questions on The Root each week. Feel free to ask anything at askdemetria@theroot.com.

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