Holiday survival?

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Registered: 02-21-2003
Holiday survival?
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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 8:43pm

We know we can't choose your families, but the holidays can make us wish we could. Do

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 12-08-2009 - 9:27am

fake it,LOL.

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 12-08-2009 - 9:50am
DH and I are lucky in that we have nice likable (although sometimes weird) relatives. We are different but no one is really beligerant or rude. I look forward to family gatherings.
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 12-09-2009 - 5:10am

Sometimes, if the sniping is of the verbal variety, it can help to make a game of it. Similar to various TV shows, where typical comments or actions are awarded values like "take a sip of beer" (we're gentile in my house ;), perhaps people can assign similar values to some of the passive aggressive nonsense they know is coming.

When MIL shows up with pumpkin pie, for example, because she knows you don't know how to make it just right and nothing but the best for HER baby boy!!, you can have a cookie.

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