Q: Both of my parents died in the past year. I had spent every single Christmas with them at my childhood home. Needless to say, I am dreading the holidays. I have small children of my own now. If one more person tells me to start my own tradition I'll scream. If we had more money I would go away to someplace …
Q: My brother and sister-in-law have notoriously poor money-management skills and compulsive spending habits. After many years of helping them with gifts and loans, their immediate families now refuse to lend them money.
Couple thinks neighbor is an exhibitionist
Q: My sister (step) and I get along great and have a lot of fun together ... as long as our parents aren't around. When my mom and her dad are there, she is snarky, mean, easily offended, easily offensive, and it's awful.
Q: My mother-in-law and her husband used to come to the city where my husband and I live about every other month, stay in a hotel, visit friends, and spend time with us.
Q: My boyfriend and I are in our late 20s, living together, three hours away from our respective parents.
Q: Are wedding presents still mandatory? I am heading out of town for a wedding. It will cost both me and my boyfriend over $400 each to just fly out and stay for the weekend.
Q: I am a new mom of a baby girl. My in-laws are having a second child, their first was a boy. They have started making statements in earshot of us such as, "We're just glad there's both sexes in the family so we won't have to buy new." This has happened so many times now I suspect it is on purpose to set the …