You said your inability to deal with his busy schedule was a factor. I can not imagine that in your heart you were saying, "This is Mr. But since he has a hectic life, it's not worth it for me to be with him. And you are willing (at least half of the time) to actually put his real needs before yours: Living in the city where he works instead of the countryside where you'd prefer to be. Not spending Christmas with your family for the first time in your life, because it's his turn that you both spend Christmas with his family.
Other common features of carnival include mock battles such as food fights; social satire and mockery of authorities; the grotesque body displaying exaggerated features, especially large noses, bellies, mouths, and phalli, or elements of animal bodies; abusive language and degrading acts; depictions of disease and gleeful death; and a general reversal of everyday rules and norms.