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

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Communicate with Your Spouse


Always check out all invitations with your spouse before you say yes or no. Try, "Thanks for the invitation. I'll talk it over with my spouse and get back to you." Never take it on yourself to make a decision about your whereabouts on a holiday — even if your spouse doesn't celebrate it.

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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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