This may have been the last Christmas Kate Middleton spends with her own family, Us Weekly speculates.  While Middleton was with her parents in Berkshire, England for the holidays, Prince William spent the holidays doing search and rescue work in a helicopter in North Wales.  Once the couple weds next April, Middleton will most likely be spending Christmas 2011 at the royal Christmas Day celebration at Sandringham.  Sources say that traditionally, her parents would not receive an invitation.  But also according to sources, changes may be in store for royalty in England.  “William is determined for this to be the beginning of a new royal family with new ways of doing things, he wants his marriage to last.”

What sacrifices should you make for a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Just like Kate Middleton’s life is about to change, we all make sacrifices for our relationships in our own individual ways.  Here are some guidelines:

1. Stay comfortable: As long as you feel okay about the sacrifices you make in a relationship, that’s all that matters.  But once you feel like your partner is asking too much of you, rethink things before you go through with them.

2. Sacrifices are a two-way street: You should not be the only one making sacrifices in your relationship.  If you celebrate Christmas with your family one year, perhaps you can spend time with his family the next.  Relationships are all about give and take, and your parents will understand that.

3. Be true to yourself: Never do something that makes you uncomfortable or that you puts you in danger.  As much as you may love your partner, you are ultimately number one.