Staying Married through the Holidays: Mission...Possible?

4) Create your own traditions.

Finally, don't forget to carve out your own traditions as a couple. Too many newlyweds object to this saying, "With all our family obligations, we just don't have time." Make time. Remember, you are your family now. It is worth showing up a little late or leaving a little early from a celebrations with your families-of-origin so that you and your spouse can begin taking at least a little time to start your own traditions.

For more conversation on how to survive and thrive in your marriage—during the holidays or otherwise—visit the Patheos Book Club on the Popcaks' new book, Just Married.

9/30/2013 4:00:00 AM