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Navigating the Holidays: 6 expert tips for getting your family visits in order

Two people. Two families. So, figuring out where to spend the holidays can get quite complicated for couples. The key is to get started early on your planning, know that you will have to compromise, and try to think of strategies that won’t leave you exhausted and miserable, says Elise Mac Adam, author of “Something New: Wedding Etiquette for Rule Breakers, Traditionalists, and Everyone In Between” (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2008). Here are six solutions to help you get started. Split the Locals If her parents and his parents both live in the same city, try the “Four Christmases” approach and spend Christmas Eve with one and Christmas day with the other,...

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