Avoiding Christmas Holiday Stress!!!!!

 Avoiding Christmas Holiday Stress!!!!!

The Christmas Holidays can no doubt bring stress to a marriage. A lot of times it is unintentional, but it does rear its ugly head. This tends to happen when you are trying to satisfy the kids, entertain family and friends, make sure bills are taking care of, etc. During all of the hoopla the husband and wife sometimes miss each other. I am not talking about miss each other in gifts, but miss each other in time and communication. Arguments arise over small details that were missed by either one or both parties. As couple you must learn to take a minute from everything, then sit and take a breather together. Or else you may find yourself in an unnecessary shouting match, because everyone is stressed. Remember the whole point of Christmas is to celebrate love, because Christ loved us. In that celebration was must remember to show extra special love to the one who is closes a dearest to our heart. This means remembering to take a minute to love on each other, emotionally, psychologically, and physically. #IJS

“Ten Years Of Marriage and We Have Never Done It”(By Makeba G @ melisasource.com/)

“Ten Years Of Marriage and We Have Never Done It”(By Makeba G @ melisasource.com/)

It’s so hard to believe that next month my husband and I will be celebrating ten years of marriage! As I reflect on our years together, we have been through many ups and downs, and have experienced the joy of doing a lot of things together…….
…….but one thing that we have never done is formally celebrate our anniversary.
I know—sounds weird, right?! Well the truth is that between his schedule, my schedule, taking care of our four children and managing our household, we have never really had time to do something formal in acknowledgement of our special day. The day comes and goes and at most, we will give each other cards and exchange gifts, but beyond that, sadly we’ve always just been too busy.
So this year, since it is our “Big 10”, we both decided that we want things to be different and actually do something special together to celebrate. We have both gone above and beyond to clear our schedules on the weekend prior to our anniversary (since it falls on a Wednesday this year). We’ve even secured arrangements for someone to watch our children for the weekend. We are very excited, and we are very ready, but there is just one problem:
We have no clue what to do or where to go!
Since this is something we’ve never done before, we truly are at a loss for ideas! The only thing that we have ruled out so far (due to the lateness of scheduling) is a cruise or travel somewhere extravagant. Here is where I need your help.
What should we do to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary? All ideas are welcomed! 🙂:) Leave Your Suggestions @ DA Real Talk Facebook Page


Makeba G. holds a degree in communication and currently pursuing a degree in advanced technology. She is the owner and creator of http://www.melisasource.com, where you can find inspiration, motivation and empowerment. To find out more please visit her site. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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