Let’s be honest – there ARE stresses that come along with being a newlywed. Hopefully the Holidays are not one of those times, but we brought you some tips on how to manage the distribution of your time between your family and new your family!
- Don’t Commit Right Away – Don’t feel pressured to commit to the first Mom that calls you asking what your Holiday plans are. Use the, “I’m going to talk with SPOUSE and we will figure out the plan that works best for everyone!”
- Discuss Your Priorities with Each Other – Talk to your spouse about the Holidays mean to you. Does your whole family go to your parents house for Thanksgiving and it’s a full day affair or is your Dad’s Christmas morning breakfast a family tradition that is important to you? Once you know each others cherished Holiday moments, you can then work together to make sure you don’t miss them.
- Talk to Your Parents – It is most likely not as scary as it sounds. When you get married, most parents understand you now have to split your time. It is better to give them as much time as possible to plan ahead. Keep in mind, if distance is not an issue, you can always hit both in the same day! Once you have little ones, that could change.
- Be Flexible – Just like everything else in your marriage, you learn as you go. If this Holiday season didn’t necessarily work out as hoped, you can always switch it up next year!
Photography: Aaron and Jillian Photography