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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Take the High Road

Before you go ahead and go there, ask yourself what you’re really going to get out of an argument. “If you know that you’re just going to waste an entire night screaming at each other, know that you have the power to skip this unpleasantness entirely.” Lipper says. “It’s actually a very powerful feeling to know you can consciously choose a pleasant evening over a fight, so go ahead and try rewarding yourself for your partner’s dumb behavior by not fighting about it.”

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