Podcast Episode 221: Handling the Holidays: How to Communicate with Your Partner to Enjoy the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and while the air is filled with festive cheer, you can’t shake off the subtle stress that comes with planning, family gatherings, and the whirlwind of activities. As a mom, spouse, and someone who values the magic of the holidays, finding that balance between making it special for the family and maintaining your sanity can be quite the juggling act.

We’ve all been there, trying to orchestrate the perfect holiday while silently battling the anxiety that often accompanies the season. Through trial and error, I’ve learned that one key to unlocking the joy of the holidays is effective communication with your partner.

If you’re like me, craving a holiday season that feels more like a Hallmark movie than a stress-inducing drama, let’s dive into some practical tips on this podcast episode on how to communicate with your partner to ensure a harmonious and enjoyable holiday experience.

In this episode of the No Guilt Mom podcast you’ll learn:

  • The importance of communicating plans with your partner in order to make events more enjoyable
  • Tips for effectively listening to your partner when they are sharing concerns
  • Ways to set boundaries with extended family together and work as a team
  • Using communication to understand what stressors your partner has heading into the holiday season in order to make things more enjoyable together

Resources We Shared:

Join our newsletter! Get connected to No Guilt Mom and get our Home Responsibility Calculator absolutely FREE, so you can make a plan to delegate the work.

No Guilt Mom YouTube Channel Check us out and subscribe to be notified every time we have new videos added for parents and kids, as well as video footage from our podcast episodes!

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson et al

Read the transcripts here

Check out our favorite deals from our sponsors here!

Don’t Forget to Rate & Review the Podcast!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast! If you could take a moment to Rate & Review the No Guilt Mom Podcast on Apple here we’d be so grateful! Not sure how to do it? We got you covered! Check out this short video we made to show you how to leave a review.

Listen on Spotify? You can rate us there too!

Check out our latest podcast episodes:

Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

Similar Posts