6 Ways to prevent an awkward conversation this Christmas

Make your family time this Christmas a little easier.

Solicit Advice

We can thank Benjamin Franklin for this time-tested trick! Franklin states in his memoir: “He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.” What does this mean? Now known as the “Ben Franklin effect” the idea is that once you give someone advice or fulfil a favour and they oblige you, this will leave them in a state that is “primed” to like you, and help you time and time again. Consider giving advice and helping someone out to bring you closer to them.