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If you are in a second marriage, holidays may present a major challenge.

If there are children, there is the inevitable conflict over who will get the children for the special day. No one will be happy. Grandparents will complain. Someone will cry. Almost makes you wish you were a Jehovah’s Witness and could just dispense with holidays. What to do?

First, understand that the situation described above is pretty universal. It’s not just you. It’s the situation. Second, understand that you can’t be three places at once. It’s just not possible. And third, work out a system or a schedule that addresses the claims of all parties. It still probably won’t make everyone happy, but at least you’ve done what you can. Last but not least – it’s not your job to make everyone happy. So there.