Couples often find that life together hits bumps they never anticipated, and some of them understand why their partner tends to sabotage special events. They have noticed how their partner’s family handles the same situations, so they realize what they should expect in their own relationship. For those who want...

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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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There are many times when friends develop traditions they expect to carry on for a lifetime, but these can become complex as they move into long term relationships. If their partner is not interested in a group outing every year, it can cause problems between the two of them. It...

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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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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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Couples always have their differences, but they can break up the relationship when the balance between them becomes canted too far to one side. A person who always feels they have to do most of the work could eventually become tired, and their partner might see it as a way...

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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.