WHEN YOU’RE IN A NEW RELATIONSHIP ...

Dating in December can be tricky, especially if you're in a new relationship. Here's some advice for how to make the holidays less romantically stressful for both of you:

Don't bring your new guy to your office party. Work parties can be stressful and awkward -- bringing your guy will just put pressure on you. Plus, a bunch of people talking about work can bore an outsider to tears! He'll be relieved to be let off the hook.

Don't be offended if he doesn't bring you to his. He's not asking you for the same reasons you shouldn't ask him.

Think twice about inviting him to family gatherings. Introducing a new guy to your family is nerve-racking, especially during the holidays. Your relatives might be annoying or rude or weird, but even if they're perfect, it's probably too soon for a meet and greet.