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The secret to handling in-laws and holidays? Make an exit plan. Here’s how…

In-laws and holidays can be stressful. Here are five things that will help.

Of all the holiday stresses, in-law relationships can feel the most fragile. You don’t want to step on any toes, but you also don’t want your toes stepped on. A few strategies can help make this holiday season go smoothly.

Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares five important parts of your in-law survival guide. She tells us to remember that it’s not always about you, and how to make an exit plan.

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