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see url Summer Vacation as a Litmus Test: How to Communicate your way to a great vacation! By: Ingrid Jacob-Hicks, M.A. MFT Intern   Putting all routine aside, you decide it’s time for a break and to spend time with your family. Great idea – sounds simple, right? Vacation is time to relax, unwind, enjoy the moments, and let go of the …

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