Cupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice for Your First Thanksgiving as a CoupleCupid's Pulse Article: Dating Advice for Your First Thanksgiving as a Couple

By Abbi Comphel

Thanksgiving is an important family holiday. When you begin a new relationship and the holidays come around, you have to make the decision of what you are going to do. There are many options on Thanksgiving Day, and you should both talk about it and see what fits you best. Just remember, there will always be another Thanksgiving!

Cupid has some dating and relationship advice for your first Thanksgiving as a couple:

1. Split your time: If you both have families who host their own Thanksgivings, then split your time. Sure, you’ll be eating a lot of food that day, but it’s about your family. Go to one home in the morning and the other in the afternoon. It will be exhausting, but you get to spend time with both families.

2. Host Thanksgiving: Instead of having separate Thanksgivings, ask your family to come to your home so you can host. This is your opportunity as a couple to show your family how well you are doing. It will probably be stressful, but it will turn out great. Just don’t burn the turkey!

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3. Be prepared: No matter if you host or go to your families house, be prepared for all the relatives. This is your first Thanksgiving together and it may be your first time meeting each others extended family. Help each other out and make sure you each know everyone’s names and personalities.

4. Make time for yourselves: Thanksgiving can sometimes be a stressful holiday. So make sure you remember what it is all about. Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what you have and love. So let your significant other know how much they mean to you.

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5. Spend it together: If you feel under pressure about family and what to do, spend your first holiday together. It’s ok if you two want to start a new tradition. Maybe it’s just better if it is the two of you. Make your Thanksgiving dinner, watch some movies and be thankful for what you have. Your family will understand, you are starting a new family!

What do you think is good advice for couples sharing their first Thanksgiving together?