It's that time of the year again - a time for fun, frolic, festivities and fall out! Yes, it's true.
Straight after Christmas, most relationships fall apart. Enforced proximity, jollity, financial pressure or a potent slug of alcohol are some of the things that pushes marriages to their brink at this time of the year. So what do you do?
Before you rush to the solicitors and counsellors office, take time to think and seek advice of women with long and successful marriages behind them. They’re the only ‘counsellors’ worth listening to.
Also, nagging, for one, will get you nowhere. You might think telling your husband how to stack the dishwasher is harmless, but for ‘advice’ he reads ‘criticism’. He retreats into his shell and a wedge is created.
So handle your relationship with care. Don't nag or make hurtful or derogatory comments. The best way to save your flailing marriage is to give your partner some space, and yourself a much-deserved break.
Often long hours in the kitchen, too many social visits and too much of party indulgence could tax your brain, leaving you feeling deprived and depressed. The best way to counter things is to treat yourself to a lavish 'I, me, myself time' and come back and deal with problems with a fresh mind, a new perspective.
(AW: Suchorita Dutta Choudhury)