If you feel overwhelmed completely or slightly frustrated during the holiday season, it is easy to lose perspective on what is the biggest and most important for you – your relationships.
Here are five points to help you (and your spouse / partner) stay on the ground of what happens this busy time of year:
5 Marriage / Relation Help Tips to Help Survive the Holidays
1. Do not lose sight of your true priorities
What makes the holiday season for you and your spouse / partner? Give this question a serious thought, because your answer is what you should ultimately shape and guide your vacation experience.
Ironically, the gift of love (as close relatives) can easily be forgotten this time of year. Wherever you live, it is hard to ignore the rabid commercialism and materialism that invaded the holidays. Holidays are big business and many of us are programmed to believe that the elements of a perfect party are at your favorite store.
This creates an urgent and frantic experience that can significantly increase couples and their marriage / relationship. So stop periodically, take a few deep breaths and wonder what is really important at this time of year.
2. Create your own unique holiday ritual
Developing non-physical rituals to express your love and appreciation is a powerful way to celebrate your marriage / relationship throughout the holiday season (and throughout the year). One of the most powerful rituals is focused on recognition. And the way you express your gratitude to your spouse / partner has to be a reflection of your uniqueness and the importance assigned to you. Be thoughtful and creative.
How can you show your appreciation this season (no hardware recognition)?
3. Do not tie yourself to a result at the expense of your relationship
You (or your partner) may have a particular vision of what holidays should look like – a vision that really captures what holidays mean to you. It’s a good thing, right? Well, it may be, but you and your family too much stress can cause.
Stress in marriage or relationship occurs when a party vision is pursued with rigor and, in the process, the relationship is strenuous. A woman has aimed to bring together family members who did not get along for years. This made him so tense and agitated (in anticipation of what could happen) that his mood began to hurt the vacation of his husband experience. Ironically, her vision (unity in the family) caused estrangement between herself and her spouse.
4. Ask for help and controlled release
Asking for help seems like no proof, but for some of us, preparing for a vacation is a painful exercise to try and keep in check. Mood, “I am the only one who can do it the right way”, overwhelm and therefore overwhelm their loved ones.