Q: The holidays are here and once again I'm dreading them. My husband's parents are divorced and each insists we visit them on Christmas. My parents are together and, of course, they insist we come to dinner so they can enjoy their grandchildren. My husband's brother always hold a big Christmas Eve bash at his house, which is two hours away, and any suggestion that we skip his party so we have time to prepare our own house for the holidays is viewed as an insult. My husband and I both work and all this makes this time of year a nightmare. We usually end up fighting and if we cut any visits short our families lay a guilt trip on us. Help!
|15% (259)||Put her foot down. Cut some or all of this stuff from the agenda!|
|3% (61)||Grin and Bear it. 'Tis the Season to be Miserable|
|1% (31)||Hubby wants to go? Let him. Get that egg nog from the fridge and chill to "The Year Without a Santa Claus"|
|78% (1281)||Explain that the kids' Christmas comes first. Making the adults happy is going to have to be a little earlier or later on the calendar.|