The holidays are a time of joy, family, and togetherness. And while this can be an awesome experience for couples in love, it also means more people to argue with over the smallest things. But don't worry—we have you covered! Based on our experience and on relationship experts. Here are 8 ways that will help keep your relationship strong during the holiday season. Enjoy these tips on how to make sure your happy couple is still happy by New Year's Eve.
8 Ways You Can Keep Your Relationship Strong This Holiday Season
1. SPICE UP YOUR SEX LIFE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
One of the best things you can do in your relationship is to keep your sexual life spicy and exciting. Try new things in bed with each other, make time for intimacy each day and make sure your partner knows he or she is loved unconditionally. This will not only strengthen the bond between the two of you but it will also remind you that this person loves YOU just as much as YOU love him or her, even during busy holiday times!
To help with this suggestion, our Spicy Couples games can be very handy - each containing 50 tailored activities for every kind of couple. From spicy to very steamy moments!
2. BE CONSIDERATE
The holidays are full of obligations that require us to be around friends, family members and co-workers who may have different beliefs than us so being considerate towards them is always important. If you’re attending a holiday party at your in-laws or family friends this year, consider how you can be a good guest and show respect.
Bring a dish or even wine as part of your host's, or your guests', holiday traditions. Ask your partner for help in getting ready to avoid being late, and make sure you give him or her a meaningful gift to show how much you love them.
After the even you will see, how you both will go home happier and with new memories to later revisit with great conversations!
3. MAKE TIME FOR EACH OTHER
No matter how busy you are during the holidays, make time to see each other during these times of celebration. Meeting up once a week for lunch or dinner is an easy way to keep your relationship alive and healthy even when you have so much going on outside of it.
If you are not able to meet up, make sure to make time for each other on your phone. Even sending a sweet text message to say good morning or good night will bring joy into the life of your partner. In other words, couples can keep their relationship strong is by doing things together, whether it’s taking a walk around the neighborhood or cooking dinner. This will help couples feel more connected throughout this hectic time of year and give them some precious time alone as well.
4. REMEMBER WHY YOU'RE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
Christmas is supposed to be about celebrating love together as a couple (or group), but if both of you find yourselves stressed out with all the activities that accompany this time of year, it could make for an unpleasant experience. If you’re struggling with finding the joys of Christmas this year, talk to each other about how you feel and try to find healthy ways to celebrate together.
For couples who want to have a nice and meaningful chat, try a couples card game specifically meant to foster conversations.
But is you prefer to reduce some stress with physical activities instead, consider having sex every day as a couple. One of the easiest ways couples can keep their relationship strong is by making sure that each person feels loved and appreciated unconditionally. Remind yourself and your partner that love is about giving and receiving between two people no matter how busy you both get throughout the year.
5. BE SUPPORTIVE TOWARD EACH OTHER
Family dynamics during the holidays can be challenging (to say the least) so remember that your partner is there for you no matter what situation arises. The best way to keep healthy communication flowing between each other is by asking questions like “How are you feeling?” or “What do you think we should do?” instead of immediately jumping into action or giving advice before knowing all the details of the current situation. If you try to remain calm and present in the moment, it will help soothe both of your anxieties about the holiday season.
6. CONSIDER GOING TO COUNSELING
If your relationship is perfect, be sure to skip this, but if you’ve both noticed that communication between each other has become increasingly difficult, it may be time to seek professional help.
A healthy relationship is one in which both people feel like they can communicate their feelings and listen to the issues their partners are facing with a clear mind—if you need guidance finding healthy ways of communicating during the holidays or any other time of year, consider going to counseling together. Just keep in mind that your counselor will have no advice for you unless you’re open about what’s happening so being honest from the beginning is always best.
7. THINK ABOUT JOINING A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
If you don’t enjoy family get-togethers during this time of year, consider community service instead. There are plenty of organizations in your area that need volunteers to help them celebrate the holidays with people who may not have anyone else to be with so being around others is always healthy for both partners’ mental health.
8. BE GRATEFUL TO ONE ANOTHER
No matter how much stress you face together during the holidays, think about one another’s positive qualities and try to remember all they do for you—this will help strengthen your relationship immeasurably in the months ahead. Together, you can do what it takes to keep your healthy communication going and find a healthy way to be together during these busy times
The holidays are a time for spending quality time together with loved ones, so it’s important to make sure you and your significant other have the opportunity to enjoy yourselves.
We hope these 8 tips will help both of you stay happy this holiday season no matter what family drama arises! If there is anything we can do to help please don't hesitate to reach out. Feel free to take a look around our website for unique gifts that might be perfect as well.