Today’s cartoon is about how to spend the holidays without quarreling. In this case, the wife is following classic negotiation advice: include the positives with your request for help.
The Atlantic Monthly, quoting a study by UCLA researchers, says that sharing household chores was the 3rd most important ingredient to a happy marriage. (What are the first two? Sex, of course. But not money for the other one! Faithfulness – a nice surprise.)
And, as promised, 10 Christmas Quotes to Keep Your Good Cheer (just in case your conflict-solving approach doesn’t work).
At Christmas, tea is compulsory. Relatives are optional.
― Robert Godden
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
— Norman Vincent Peale
“That does it,” said Jace. “I’m going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes
At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
’Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.
— W. Irving.
Another year will bring another Christmas.— Danish.
In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.
— A Christmas Carol, Dickens
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
“Dad, you taught me everything I know about exterior illumination.”
– Clark Griswold, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you; not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem, and with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away. —Fra Giovanni Giocondo
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