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Dealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)

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Make A Decision

There are times when you can sit on the fence — but making a decision about which in-laws to spend the holidays with isn't one of them. With your spouse, discuss all areas of potential conflict and then create a game plan. Figure out where you're going for the holiday, when, and why. Plan what you're going to say when the other side pitches a fit. Use this worksheet to help crystallize your thinking.

Next: Recognize You Can't Be All Things to All In-Laws

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dealing with In-Laws © 1998 by Laurie E. Rozakis, Ph.D. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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