By Jim Donovan: The holidays can be a stressful time for many people. How many of you have wanted to push the face of a relative into a bowl of mashed potatoes at a holiday dinner table? I know I have! (editor note – I have never acted on those feelings)

Often we unleash our frustrations on those closest to us. Many times it’s a husband or wife that takes the brunt of it. So I wanted to let you know about a great deal being offered by the Council for Relationships. They offer a 3-session “Relationship Checkup” for $99.

The unique 3-session program provides a comprehensive assessment of relationship strengths and weaknesses, a structure for improving communication skills and balance within the relationship. This process will help couples understand the state of their relationship and give them a roadmap for how to improve.

So this holiday season (or anytime in 2013 for that matter) if you find yourself ready to rip your spouse’s head off, maybe a Relationship Checkup is in order. While Santa can’t deliver this counseling wrapped in a bow, you can find out more information by visiting this link: