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:
“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.”
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