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Huffington Post – The 6 Most Common Arguments Couples Have Around The Holidays

Holidays can be stressful and this can mean disagreements in even the strongest marriages. With so much to do, so many expectations, and so little time, there are any number of areas that can stir conflict. Curious the most common arguments couples have around the holidays and how to avoid them? Click HERE to read the full post.

Very pleased to join other experts in pointing out the most common arguments to look out for, and ultimately avoid.

6. Holiday party burnout.

Self-care is especially important during the holidays. If you start to feel burnt out after the umpteenth holiday party or family gathering, tell your spouse you may need to sit the next one out. The key is not to let your holiday-related angst build up, said Alicia H. Clarka psychologist in Washington, D.C.

“You don’t have to volunteer to go to every event or host your out-of-town families for two weeks,” she said. “The trick is to plan a compromise, in advance ideally, for what will work for you both.”

Ultimately, Clark said strategizing will help you create and feel the partnership you both need during the holidays.

 

Alicia H. Clark, PsyD

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