Here are a few conversation starters to get you talking with your sweetheart about the holidays.
Begin with your own self awareness. Get in touch with your thoughts, feelings and desires. Write them down. After self-reflection, share your perceptions with your partner (see #3 below). Keep this list handy and refer to it often during the holidays. Enjoy a stress-free holiday season that will keep you close to the person(s) you love the most.
1. List the things that would make this a positive holiday experience for you.
2. List the things that would make it harder for you to enjoy the holidays.
3. Take turns sharing with each other your answers to #1 and #2.
4. List the things you’re personally willing to do to make this a positive holiday experience.
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This article was originally published at Better Marriages. Reprinted with permission from the author.