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If spending Christmas with relatives drives you crazy, see them at another time of year; if you hate their gifts, suggest that next year you all chip in to buy an ox for a developing-world family instead. If your husband can't pick out a decent Valentine's Day present to save his life, put in a standing order at the local florist yourself. If you and your family are nerve-fried and brain-dead after school and work, go ahead and watch last night's Daily Show during dinner; institutionalize some other regular time for family chat and catching up. Don't mistake the box that the relationship comes in for the relationship.
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