Q/ I’m meeting bae’s family for the first time this holiday. I’m spending several days with them, so there’s no breathing space. Any tips?
A/ Start by having a positive attitude – give bae’s family a chance! Being openminded will be key to making the time together as happy as possible. Bond with the person in his family you connect with most – you’ll feel like you have an ally, and they can help you feel less
overwhelmed. Also, plan time alone with bae before you go away with his family. Knowing you’ll catch couple time will help you cope when you feel suffocated.
Q/ Christmas is my favourite time of year, but my new BF doesn’t celebrate it. How can we make it a special holiday while still respecting his personal views?
A/ Plan a holiday that doesn’t have any Christmas themes. You can have a lot of fun without celebrating ‘Christmas’ in the traditional sense of the word. Take out Christian references and focus on the sentiment behind the holiday – which is about spending time with people you love and celebrating the end of the year together. Why not turn the key Christmas dates – 24, 25 and 26 December – into three epic date days, with different activities planned for each day? Ask your guy what is special to him about the holidays, so