It sounds like common sense, and a little corny, but if you truly approach family events as a team, you and your partner can enjoy the event knowing that you're there for each other, no matter what your families throw at you!
Family events are complicated enough without bringing your significant other into the picture. But, as your relationship develops, attendance at family events becomes part of the deal. To ensure you don't let family members get under you skin, remember that you are coming to the event and leaving the event as a team. Knowing that you have someone by your side can help you both deal with bothersome situations, dodge overly forward questions about your relationship, and leave as content with each other as when you arrived.
- Rated #3 in 7 Tips to Survive the Holidays in a Relationship