Our Holiday Traditions
Instructions: Find a quiet time that is good for both of you, and a place to sit and talk where you will not be disturbed. Take a minute or two before you begin to sit together quietly and remind yourselves of how precious your relationship is. Take turns completing the following sentences. The listener should listen quietly (mirroring if you know how) before sharing your own answers Then gently ask “is there more” until your partner has shared all that they wish to.
What I loved about this holiday as a child
(If relevant) What was difficult or painful for me about this holiday when I was a child
What I love about how we have celebrated this holiday in the past
One worry I have about the holidays this year
One way I’m hoping we can support each other this year
One thing you can do support me this year is
One thing I can imagine doing to support you this year
My dream for the holidays this year is
Thank you for listening
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