How to Survive the Holidays Without Killing Your Partner

How to Survive the Holidays Without Killing Your PartnerIf you’re reading this, you want to know. Don’t you? Maybe you’ve already had a couple of tiffs. Maybe you clearly remember the bickering from last Christmas. But you know that along with the lovely, wonderful moments of Christmas, there will be silly arguing with your other half. Christmas can be so stressful, but I thought I would offer some tips on not allowing the stress negatively effect your love life. You may remember my tips on How to Survive the Weekend without Killing Your Partner, then this is a rip-off quite similar.

1. Breathe – when your husband/boyfriend/partner asks why you haven’t finished the Christmas shopping, just take a deep breath. Don’t roll your eyes or call him a ‘wanker’. It’s not in the spirit of love, joy and Christmas. Take a deep breath then have a glass of Prosecco.

2. Communicate – when you partner expects you to do all the Christmas shopping and wrapping, buy/make the food and drinks for the big day, plus clean the house and keep up with the laundry, do not get angry. Speak to him. Ask him how he can help. And then add a few more jobs to that list. Then have a glass of Prosecco.

3. Forgive – when your partner criticises the gifts you have bought, the food you have made and the fact that the house still hasn’t been cleaned, forgive his wankering wankitude (*possibly a made up word as no real words can fully describe his utter wanking behaviour).  Still, forgive him as he has no idea how much work it takes to organise ANYTHING. Then have a glass of Prosecco.

How to Survive the Holidays Without Killing Your Partner

4. Relax – before you know it, it will be Christmas Day. The food will be cooked, the gifts will have been opened and all the Prosecco will have been drunk by 3pm. Don’t worry about doing dishes or cleaning up the wrapping paper/toy boxes. Have a nap once the Prosecco is all gone, and then your partner has to take care of everything. Muwharrrrr.

How to Survive the Holidays Without Killing Your Partner

Happy Christmas folks! xx


5 thoughts on “How to Survive the Holidays Without Killing Your Partner

  1. love this post, you always make me giggle. I think you should also be commended, it’s nice to see how you, as an American, have embraced British slang and swear words & used them in such a descriptive fashion, hooray for, ‘wankitude’

  2. I took your advice to heart – I drank much prosecco over the holiday period, and not one cross word was said! Whoop!

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