Festive season conflict, consider your partner

Alcohol is one of the main causes of conflict between partners, especially during the festive season. According to research by travel agency ebookers.com, over a quarter (26%) of British women blame alcohol for any arguments they have with their partners while on holiday. But while it’s important for couples to air their issues from time to time, arguing after drinking rarely leads to constructive problem solving. To try and stop these conflicts arising, here are a few tips:

  • Talk about your problems when sober.
  • Break the routine. If routine dictates that you and your partner get through a bottle of wine most evenings, why not break from it and cut back a little?
  • Go for a walk, to the cinema or to the gym together.
  • Eat while drinking. Food can slow down the rate your body absorbs alcohol.
  • If you don’t want to cut alcohol out of your diet, make sure you drink responsibly.
  • At the Christmas party, time your drinks per hour and have a clear idea of your leaving time before your start drinking.
  • Have a good time but don’t ruin it for your partner and your relationship by going over the top.

    More tips at Intentional-Relationship.com

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