The Only Rule to Follow at Your Significant Other’s Holiday Party

’Tis the season for holiday parties, including those that have nothing to do with you: the events put on by your significant other’s employers, clients, and partners.

You (should) already know what attire is most appropriate and which conversation starters to use and avoid. But did you know that there’s one rule that will guarantee you make a stellar impression at your significant other’s party?

It’s a simple rule—so deceivingly simple, in fact, that you may be unknowingly overlooking it. But keep it in mind, and you’ll not only be remembered, your significant other will be thanking you for weeks to come.

The magic rule is this: Be kind. Read on for examples of how kindness is the ultimate do and how it will translate to every group of people you meet.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse piece here.

(Bonus: In the second section, this piece links to two of my most favorite earlier pieces).