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Talking About the Holidays

by Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Here are a few conversation starters for you and your partner to explore how you can truly have happy holidays – together.

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.

Read Survival Guide for Couples: Home for the Holidays here.
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