Holiday season is upon us and while it can be deemed as the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can also be a little stressful. Here are some quick tips to how to get through a busy holiday season. And guess what? You can do this with your partner!
Boundaries with family
I’ve shared this before and it’s so important, I’m going to share it again. Boundaries with family members are important. I understand that you do not want to intentionally hurt anyone’s feelings by having to leave a family gathering early or not showing up at all, but with the holidays and the merging of spending time with two sets of families, it’s natural that how time is spent may conflict. This is a decision that you and your partner must decide on together. If you do feel guilty or bad about not showing up for the holidays, share this with your partner and find ways that you both can feel that your needs are being met. Perhaps take turns on what holiday is spent with what family or alternate every year.