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How To Handle Your Mother-In-Law During The Holidays [EXPERT]
How do you handle your in-laws?
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How To Handle Your Mother-In-Law During The Holidays

Family problems can be difficult to manage at any time, but during the holidays, the stress that surrounds them seems to be worse. All around us, we're bombarded by images of happy families and there seems to be a societal pressure for everyone to live up to these images. Sometimes though, that's just not possible to do.

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Stop dreading the holidays. Just be a smart*ss instead.
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5 Smart*ss Replies To Probing Holiday Questions

Oh, the holidays. So much of scrumptious food, armloads of gifts — and people who've been waiting all year to descend on you with uncomfortable questions about your (and by that I mean your love life). It’s bad enough that your parents ask you intrusive questions year-round, but during the holidays, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents join in on the fun, too; even certain neighbors seem to have free reign. The polite thing would be to prepare a few "beauty pageant" answers — answers that aren't genuine but rather what they want to hear. Like when your grandmother asks, “When are you going to get married?” you'd say, "Well, I want to make sure when I get married that I pick the right person so I can have an idyllic relationship like you and grandpa." (Sigh.)

Holidays with your In-laws: Your wife thinks your mom is a witch
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Holidays with your In-laws: Your wife thinks your mom is a witch

It’s early November and Miranda feels her tension levels rising with each passing day.  The Holidays are approaching, and she dreads this time of year because she knows she’ll eventually have to see her Mother-in-law.  Miranda doesn’t exactly know why her relationship with her Mother-in-law is strained, but whenever she sees them, she seems to make it abundantly clear that Miranda is not part of their family.  For example, even though she’s been married to her husband Sean for eleven years, whenever there’s a family photo taken, her Mother-in-

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'Tis the season to be jolly — unless you're in a relationship!
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How My Fiance & I Survived The Holiday 'Couples Fighting Season'

December is the most stressful month for couples, according to a study of 2,000 people by Seddons. The study found that a whopping one in five couples consider breaking up because of holiday woes, including bad tidings from financial worries, entertaining extended family members and sharing the workload around Christmas.

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Avoid a fight with your husband over his family.
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How To Avoid The Family Drama This Year

The holidays are ripe for unearthing family dramas, often featuring a popular story line about competing loyalties. Though there are variations on the plot, the focus here will be on this dynamic as it plays out with men and their mothers.

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How Do I Handle My First Holiday Alone?
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How Do I Handle My First Holiday Alone?

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve are the perfect times to spend with friends and family. But if you find that you're suddenly single or without a partner, how do you get through this special time of year without feeling completely alone?

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Statistics show that the weeks leading up to Christmas are prone to fights and breakups.
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It's Breakup Season! Can You Dump Someone Right Before Christmas?

There is really never a "good" time to break up with someone, but right before the holidays might be the hardest. Even for those people who know their relationship cannot be fixed, it can be hard to cut someone loose with Christmas music in the background. If you're ready to be single again, what do you do? Stick it out through the holidays, or move on now?

How to Avoid Stress During the Holidays
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How to Avoid Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a wonderful time for family get-togethers, parties, traditions and customs, yet all the added stress and pressure can certainly take a toll on our personal relationships. The obligations of gift-giving and demands from our friends and families can greatly affect our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Many of us seem to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, seeking out all the latest and greatest gadgets that the retail markets have to offer.