I can't say I was surprised when I came across the statistic that Match.com reported 76 percent of singles polled say that their breakups occurred before, during or after the holidays. And FindLaw.com reports that U.S. divorce filings spiked in January and March (post V-day, perhaps?). While many couples find that merry and jolly aren't the only feelings that bubble up during those fast and furious months, you don't have to let it turn your relationship into a lump of coal.
Now, before you toss your marriage out with the tinsel, sometimes the easiest thing you can do is keep things in perspective. Once you acknowledge that stress makes things seem like a bigger deal than they are, you can still survive family holidays without strangling your spouse. Remember, the perfect family holiday really only happens in the movies.
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