Why you should give up on perfection this holiday season and a new study on divorce

Good Things Utah
  • On the second hour of GTU this morning – This holiday season, give yourself the grace to grieve. Give up on perfection this holiday season. Experts say it’s OK to not be OK, even on Christmas. As Christmas draws near, so does the pressure to have a picture-perfect holiday, a day when everyone is together, warm and loving, happy and smiling. But our celebrations don’t have to be so stressful. In fact, experts say we should give ourselves the grace to be grumpy during the holiday season — particularly amid a global pandemic. So how do you give yourself grace? Tune in or click here for more: https://www.deseret.com/faith/2021/12/6/22812321/this-holiday-season-give-yourself-the-grace-to-grieve-david-kessler-stages-of-grief-andrew-newberg
  • Plus, the UK could have more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid than countries we have placed on the red list within 10 days, a leading expert has said. And he has said many people will miss the fact they have caught Omicron if they look out for the traditional symptoms of a fever, cough and loss of taste or smell. Professor Tim Spector, from the Covid Zoe app, said that in around 10 days’ time the UK could have more cases of Omicron than some countries it had put on the travel red list. Reagan tells us what symptoms to look out for.
  • And from burning the festive twisty candles at both ends to stressing about finding, and financing, all the presents, Christmas brings with it many factors that can mean sleep takes a hit at this time of year. But the experts at Hayes Garden World have uncovered a surprising sleep hack that could help you to clock up some more shut eye: bringing your Christmas tree into the bedroom. We’ll tell you why moving that tree by your bed can mean a better night’s sleep tonight!
  • Finally, a new study on divorce. In “Re-Examining the Link Between Premarital Sex and Divorce,” they used measures of adolescent beliefs and values, parental communication with children about sex, and approximate number of premarital sexual partners, among other data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. For years, that study followed students who were in seventh through 12th grade when they first provided information. A fair amount of data was collected from their parents, too. Smith and Wolfinger call the relationship between premarital sex and divorce “highly significant and robust.” They found the highest link to divorce among those with six or more premarital partners, then next highest among those with one or two premarital partners. Having three to five partners was far less linked to divorce, which puzzled them. To read the entire article click here: https://www.deseret.com/2021/12/3/22810875/what-premarital-sex-has-to-do-with-divorce-takeaways-from-marriage-research-healthy-relationships
  • And at the end of the show – the video that made us all laugh this morning. The woman who jumped onto her Christmas Tree? – Yes, she really did! We’ll show you what happened next. Hope you tune into a fun Tuesday edition of GTU Hour 2.

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