Mother-in-Law Taking Over The Holidays Again

Mother-in-Law Taking Over the Holidays Again

Dear Robin:

I’ve been happily married 4 years and we have two young kids. We’ve had a problem since before we even married and I need to fix it but I don’t know how.

My mother-in-law is taking over Christmas again and I’m sick of it.  I want to have my own celebrations at our home but she insists every year and gives both my husband and me a guilt trip if I try to argue for celebrating at our house.

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Parents Acting Like Children At Christmas

Parents Acting Like Children at Christmas

Dear Robin,

My parents divorced 3 years ago and both are once again driving me crazy regarding the holidays.  

I am married with one child and my husband and I are hosting Christmas dinner this year which is great, except both my parents have told me they want to come but only if I can promise not to invite the other.

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Shopaholic Wife – Help!

Dear Robin:

My wife and I have had the same fight for years and I am becoming very resentful of her because nothing ever changes. In a nutshell, my wife is a “shopaholic.” She seems to be unable to stop spending money and it is often on really stupid things.

For example, when I left for work this morning she was outside decorating the front door and yard with the 100s of Halloween items she has purchased over the years. Don’t even get me started on her obsession with Christmas crap and expensive antiques which just go into the basement or garage because our house is already full.

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