1- be clear and honest about both persons expectations for participation in holiday activities

2- accept each person’s boundaries if they choose to decline certain holiday invitations and refrain from forcing the issue

3-accept differences if your partners faith doesn’t acknowledge certain Holidays that yours does

4- engage in curious dialogue about meaning of holidays and family rituals/ activities for deeper level of understanding

5- if the dialogue reveals more info, be pen to change or taking turns in the holiday experience

6- avoid taking it personally if partner chooses to not participate in faith activities/ rituals for their

own personal reasons