It's easy to over-idealize the holidays, but that only leads to disappointment. Instead, accept the season as it comes and don't try to force perfection - your partner will appreciate it.
Christmas is often the time that brings the warm and fuzzy feelings inside, so we expect a lot of it, and consequently, of our partners. Instead of setting your standards so high no one could possibly please you, tone it down this season, especially when it comes to your relationship. Every holiday season is different as we grow older and we have to be ready for change. Instead of expecting the perfect relationship this holiday, see perfection in the little things that make up your relationship all year long.
- Rated #2 in 7 Tips to Survive the Holidays in a Relationship