12/01/2011 12:23 pm ET

How To Negotiate Holiday Plans With Your Beau

The holidays are a jam-packed time full of lavish parties, loads of fun, and hopefully just a handful of obligatory commitments. If you're in a serious relationship, chances are much of this time will be spent with your partner. To get out of the season unscathed, and to get in all the things you want to do, be sure to take notes as you read these tips on how to negotiate your holiday plans together.

- Do your best not to be let down. You may love the back-to-back events your family has planned during the week of Christmas and New Years. But now that you've got someone special, you've got to take his preferences and needs equally into account. Choose your battles and prioritize plans.

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