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Love Q&A: Help! My In-Laws are Competitive


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My parents and in-laws are competitive about the amount of time my husband and I spend with them. Any pointers? LOOLEE110


Their feelings are actually common, particularly for families that all live in the same area. Whenever you're around any of them, do your best to be vague about how much time you spend with either side. As far as divvying up your time goes, for holidays and important events, split it evenly. If the idea of shuffling back and forth every holiday sounds like too much, try alternating holidays instead.

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