How Not to Hate Your Loved Ones at the Holidays

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How Not to Hate Your Loved Ones at the Holidays
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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:48am

How Not to Hate Your Loved Ones at the Holidays

Some of us are lucky; we have thoughtful mother-in-laws, helpful husbands and supportive sisters. Spending the holidays with them is a joy. But some of us have a few wild cards in the family who can make this time of year a little more stressful. We’re willing to bet that a few of the following family archetypes -- from the chauvinistic father to the irresponsible brother -- may make regular appearances at your own dinner table. So how do you safeguard your stability through the holidays, despite wacky family dynamics? We asked the experts for some sanity-saving (and peace-keeping) tips....

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Registered: 11-24-2004
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 1:01pm

Thanks for posting, Tasha, but when I went to page, it was "greyed out" and I couldn't get off the front page. I wonder if anyone else is having this problem?

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 1:56pm

That's strange!

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 3:46pm

It does grey out while loading, it takes a good 10-15 seconds to load, but it is there.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 9:55pm
I got a good laugh about the problem of the overhelpful son at Thanksgiving dinner!

That one I think I could have dealt with, lol!

 

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Registered: 12-16-2008
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 4:54am

Yes, I'm having the same problem too...when I click to forward to the next page, the advertisement changes, but the article doesn't come up.

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Registered: 10-17-2005
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 2:55pm

Hello,

I love this post.

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Registered: 08-10-2010
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 5:20pm

I also had the grey out problem.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:02am

Hi,

So when you click the arrow, the page sticks on page 1?

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:03am

I think I have the

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Registered: 11-24-2004
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:46pm

Yes, I tried deleting the cookies and all, but it stays on page 1. Any chance you could copy and paste the article? It sounds like a good read.

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