Over the next few days I will be tearing wrapping paper off gifts, eating turkey and dressing (I've always liked the dressing best), visiting with my in-laws (which includes the Exalted Aunt... have I mentioned I worship the ground she baby sits on?), drinking eggnog, staying on the lookout for mistletoe, and generally celebrating the festive season. In the meantime, if you have wandered by looking for a few minutes of distraction, here are a few items you might peruse:
- Yesterday's article about questions you should ask before getting married has already generated a fair amount of discussion, which has turned in directions I did not anticipate. This article has raised issues about living together before marriage (and whether this makes you more or less prone to divorce later) and whether your son should wear pink. Have a look.
- The current Question of the Week is about, appropriately enough, the impacts of the holiday season on your relationships. I'll be summarizing the comments when I return so be sure to leave a few thoughts of your own.
- A recent article about settling versus working on your marriage has generated a great deal of interest. The comments offer a number of viewpoints and are well worth checking out.
- Or if you're just in the mood for some holiday reading, here are a couple of articles from the vaults: When Sleeping Really Means Sleeping raises some interesting issues about balancing what goes on in your relationship with the perception of others, and The Not So Handyman opens up a can of worms about supportiveness within a marriage.