“There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family.” – Jerry Seinfeld
(The following excerpt taken from 7 Happy Life Events That Commonly Cause Stress by Carolyn Gregoire was originally posted on huffingtonpost.com on 03/23/2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
It’s an unfortunate paradox that many of life’s most momentous occasions are both the best of times and the worst of times. The events that should be some of the most joyful -– getting married, having kids, taking time off work to travel abroad –- can also be the most stress-inducing. Whether it’s the pressure of planning a major event or the anxiety of trying to live up to our own expectations of how happy we should be, once-joyful milestones can easily devolve into anxiety-filled occasions.
1. Taking a vacation
3. Getting a new job or promotion
4. Falling in love
6. Being engaged