Relationship Expert Adrienne Laursen answers your pressing life and love questions each Tuesday in "Ask Adrienne." Today, she tackles an awkward in-law encounter, dumping a friend-couple and tacky Christmas décor.
I INSULTED MY MOTHER-IN-LAW
"I was at my in-laws for Thanksgiving, and feel I offended my mother-in-law. There's an obvious tension between us now, so what can I do to fix this before seeing her again at Christmas?"
HOW DO WE DUMP OUR FRIENDS?
"My wife and I are trying to "dump" one of our couple friends because we feel they're toxic and unhealthy for us to be around. They don't seem to be getting the hint. What's the best way to break-up with a friend while still being nice?"
WE LOOK LIKE THE GRISWOLDS
"My husband loves tacky outdoor Christmas decorations. He grew up this way and thinks it's cute. It is so embarrassing and I know our neighbors think we're the Griswolds! What can I do?"
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