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Ask Amy: Some scuttlebutt should be shared

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

You might only say to your husband, “The answer is waiting for you. Whenever you might be ready to take the next step, understand that I will be with you all the way.”

Dear Amy: To “Holiday Headaches,” and any others who have conflicts around this time of year.

I have two grown children, both of whom are in committed relationships.

That means two sets of in-laws who have their own holiday traditions.

I invented “Fake Christmas” for my husband and me.

We pick an earlier weekend in December and do all of our Christmas traditions during that weekend, including opening presents.

To my surprise, when the real Christmas Day arrived, my husband and I were quite satisfied, and didn’t need any more holiday stimulation.


– Gifted

Dear Gifted: I love this idea. I hope you have a cozy Christmas this year.


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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