Survive the holidays as a new coupleThere's something especially romantic about the idea of spending the holidays with a significant other: the dressing up for parties, the exchanging of thoughtful gifts, the kissing under hanging mistletoe. In theory, it's like a scene out of a rom-com; in practice, spending the holidays with someone for the first time can be tricky to navigate. For possibly the first time in your relationship, you're faced with work parties, family obligations, and gift giving expectations-all in the same month.
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While it's natural to feel pressure to make everything about your first holiday season together perfect, the best thing you can do for yourself (and your relationship) is to keep a relaxed attitude. Here are some tips to help things go smoothly as you weather the upcoming weeks.
1. Get on the same page about gifts.
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Discuss whether or not to exchange presents (and, if possible, how much you'll spend) ahead of time. There's