You can’t ignore the invitation on the refrigerator anymore, your partner’s holiday party is here. Feeling uncomfortable or awkward at this type of party is not uncommon for a spouse or significant other and you may find yourself swaying on the decision to attend. Rather than waiting until the last minute to decide and causing tension with your partner, commit early on to going or not. If you choose to attend, a little planning and communication beforehand can help avoid situations that make you feel self-conscious and out of place. The prep work, in addition to a positive mindset, might help the event be bearable, if not enjoyable this year! Learn more about anxiety treatment.