Even if you absolutely live for the holidays, your partner may not share in your enthusiasm. Have you ever noticed that your holiday spirit can at times get a little “spirited” aka, sprinkled with extra bickering? The holiday season, with its endless parties, shopping, family gatherings and heavy fare, can throw even great relationships for a loop. Losing touch with your primary partner can cause you to lose touch with your heart, your vitality and natural good cheer.[Single folks, be sure to read my Anti-COSMO post: Single for the Holidays? for a unique perspective on the gift of being single for the holidays.]
Is it possible to enjoy the holidays and stay connected to yourself and your partner, while visiting your hostile mother-in-law?
Football teams gather in a huddle to plan an upcoming play. The huddle unites the team and increases their chances of winning, regardless of what happens next.
I recommend couples do this before the holidays as well.
In order to make your holiday season look and feel more like you want it to, have a huddle – a well structured, pre-season conversation with your partner, and maybe, even your kids.
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