The holidays are like a relationship stress test. Between parties, family, presents, travel, and everything else, if you’re not careful, you could end up hurting your partner when you’re in the thick of it.
Not to worry! There are some expert ways to make sure your relationship makes it through the holidays and doesn’t leave you single!
- Pre-Holiday Planning. Communication. It’s what’s kept Santa and Mrs. Clause together for 2000 years and it’s what you need to be doing with your boo before, during, and after the holidays. Sit down with some cocoa and talk about how the next months are going to work and things like gift budgets
- Walk A Mile In Their Boots. You’re going to get stressed at some point this holiday season and so will your partner. Fights are bound to happen and they’ll be ok if you just remember “they’re doing their best.”
- Schedule Sexy Time. You’re probably booked up with family, work, and friends so your sex life might take a backseat while you’re sleighin it.Make some time for each other for mother nature’s best stress reliever.
- Keep Realistic Expectations. Newsflash: You’re not going to have a Hallmark holiday. Your holidays can be magical but not if you’re forcing it. Having high expectations is only going to lead to disappointment. Like opening up your biggest gift just to find out it’s a lamp or something.
Check out the full list of ways to make sure your relationship survives the holidays here and remember that this is supposed to be a time of joy. Don’t let the stress win!