‘I’m going to be squabbling over the Christmas planning with my Partner!’
I am feeling… Martial Stress / Relationship Breakdown / Sad
Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Connected / Harmony / Love
Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
How can we make our Christmas special together?
What does my partner enjoy doing?
Can we plan in some ‘us’ time?
Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)
Talk about how you both want to enjoy Christmas.
Decide to work together to make it a special Christmas.
Allow each other time to have the space needed to relax and chill out.
Take equal turns at entertaining the children/relatives.
Be mindful of your partner’s family, giving them the respect you would like your family to receive.