Christmas can put an extra and unnecessary strain on your relationship - so I really hope I can help you out with some extra relationship advice. I really don't want you to be one of the thousands of people knocking on the door of a relationship expert once the holiday season is over!
First of all, you may as well acknowledge that you could be at risk of setting yourselves up for 'failure' - if you want to call it that. Why? Well... the holiday season is often so stressful because of the huge expectations:
Whatever that all of that means! How stressful is that?!
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All the expectations around Christmas can lead to disappointments - for you, and for others.
Below I've listed the potential trouble spots, some of which you're no doubt well aware of, but others perhaps not so much.
I hope that if I can prepare you in advance, you may be able to manage at least your own, your partner's and your children's expectations way in advance of Christmas.
Hopefully this will also help you to become more aware of the pressures others around you feel too. It all creates the potential for a meltdown!
Here are some of the 'pressure points' on relationships at Christmas:
Given that there are so many potential causes of relationship problems at Christmas, how about insulating your relationship as well as your home? Read on to Part 2 to learn How to Avoid Relationship Problems at Christmas...
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