My wife has a ton of friends and is quite the social butterfly. I'm more reserved and prefer to spend time with just her or one or two more people on occasion. This usually only becomes a problem during the holidays. Since that's really just a couple of months out of the year I generally just suck it up for her. However, it seems the holidays are arriving sooner and staying later. Every weekend from October 25 to January 5 is crammed with family and friends time. Seriously, it's already on the calendar. There are parties to go to and family and friends to host here. Weeknights also tend to fill up. We had a big blow up. I'm not keen on having people at the house that often. I need real down time, in my own home. I feel terrible though for upsetting her. How can I apologize without giving in?