The Married Guide to Surviving and Thriving over the Holidays

Patheos Book Club is featuring Lisa’s and my new book, Just Married: The Catholic Guide to  Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage.   They asked us to write a piece that could help couples at every stage of the marital journey make it through the holidays in one piece.  Check it out!

Staying Married through the Holidays: Mission…Possible?

Before you put your attorneys on retainer, here is a list of things you and your soul mate can do to survive, and maybe even thrive, during the upcoming holiday season.

 They say “you can’t go home again” but this coming holiday season, millions of us will defy both conventional wisdom and our better judgment and try anyway. For married couples, there are few more death-defying feats than negotiating each other’s family-of-origin holiday traditions, cranky cousins, and unfamiliar foodstuffs. For some couples, the whole thing makes the idea of getting divorced by Labor Day and remarrying after New Year’s Day—every year—seem oddly appealing.

Well, before you put your attorneys on retainer, here is a list of things you and your soul mate can do to survive, and maybe even thrive, during this holiday season.  READ MORE

 

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