Rachel Sussman: Avoid Couples Fights This Season (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] December 28, 2011 |

Between holiday shopping, parties and decorating, stress can boil over, causing fights between you and your significant other. With relationship expert Rachel Sussman’s advice, you can avoid quarrels with your loved ones this season. Watch:

Unfortunately the most heated fights between couples occur around the time when they should be peacefully enjoying each other’s company — the holidays. We say: ’tis the season for fighting less and loving a little more. So where do you start? Be fair, negotiate and listen says relationship counselor and expert Rachel Sussman:

Related: 5 Holiday Arguments You Can Expect, and Reject

“Relationships are all about negotiations and compromise. I think sometimes for new couples they’re trying to go through the holidays as a ‘make it or break it.’ They’re either going to negotiate this well or they’re not going to negotiate it well,” Rachel told genConnect. “But be fair, negotiate, listen to what your partner has to say. You know, you’re not going to get everything you want, but if you can get a little of what you want and he can get a little of what he wants, it can be a good thing.”

Related: Getting Back to the Honeymoon Phase

For more from Rachel on genConnect: Physical Therapy for Your Relationship

Ring in the holidays with genConnect and Real Simple magazine at the 2011 Real Simple Holiday Pop-Up Shop, presented by Citi at Bryant Park.

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About Rachel Sussman, LCSW: RACHEL A. SUSSMAN, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and is the founder of Sussman Counseling, a psychotherapy practice specializing in treating couples and individuals with relationship dilemmas. Rachel is the author of the forthcoming book [...]
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