Annual events are often important to extended families, and joining a new family can put stress on an outsider. When their spouse begins planning the festivities, they often feel as if they have no place in any of it. Those who act out in ways that will distract their spouse...

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There are times when a person’s ability to sidetrack their partner from successful planning and execution of their event plans does not work, so the next step is a refusal to attend the festivities. It is often done in a manner that invites an argument between them, so it can...

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Being part of a couple means sharing the joys and work of celebrations, but some couples do not really do it in a balanced manner. One person will make all the plans, and they will then call upon those who have always been helpful in the past to execute them....

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There are many times when it seems as if two people are in a relationship to do nothing more than making each other miserable, but that often is untrue. They might have difficulties working out their issues at times but these are often temporary conditions that will soon be part of their past. Some of them might be resolved easier if the couple chooses to find a counselor to help them, and others may never be resolved until the relationship is over.

One of the worst ways of destroying a partner’s happiness comes with special events the two of them share as a couple with friends and family. These are often celebrations of anniversaries, religious events or special occasions. One partner is often the one who does most of the work of arranging the celebration, and it seems as if the other one is in charge of creating situations that make it as difficult as possible to get anything done.