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

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Grandparents arriving with Christmas presents for grandkids

Tell People Immediately of Your Plans


Remember how angry you were when some of your wedding guests canceled at the last minute?

If you can't or don't want to accept an in-law's holiday invitation, don't dodge the issue. Instead, bite the bullet and tell them as soon as possible. In addition to getting rid of an onerous duty, early notice also allows your in-laws to make alternate plans, if they so desire.

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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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