How to Pick Your Battles and Not Kill Your Guy During the Holidays

The turkey? Burning. Parents? Nagging. Every relationship is filled with arguments and almost-arguments -- but never more so than during the holidays. Here's a guide to how to pick your battles with your beloved (11 Photos)

Jennifer Berg on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:41PM

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How to Pick Your Battles and Not Kill Your Guy During the Holidays

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Pardon Minor Offenses

Not digging his loud, off-key rendition of “Gangham Style?” Take a deep breath before launching into a Simon Cowell-style critique. “Recognize the difference between being annoying and being unkind,” says Jodi Lipper, co-author of How to Love Like a Hot Chick. “The person you’re dating is absolutely going to bug you sometimes. Guess what? You’re annoying sometimes, too. That is very different from being unkind, thoughtless, or even cruel.” So don’t sweat the small stuff, and “save the confrontations for the things that truly hurt.”

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