Putting an acceptable veneer on a situation is something we all do – it is polite and considerate to others – but at some point making something look alright when it is rotten at the core does serious damage. And this notion maybe worth pondering on at the moment. There are many ways of bringing up an inconvenient truth and dealing with an uncomfortable issue, but it is far better for you to make the first move because you will be in control. Many relationships come under pressure at this time of the year, so arguments and upsets may well be temporary and the relationship will get back on track in a few weeks. However, if there is indeed something rotten at the core of a relationship it needs tackling.