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Old 12-02-2019, 04:30 PM
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Anything. Really, can we just skip the whole thing this year?

I expect I will get gifts from: Sister, Niece, Kid 1, Kid 2, family friend, and spouse. Mostly they will be token inexpensive gifts (a book, clever socks, etc.) That's okay.

But my spouse is the problem. They suffer from being very spendy. It is torture for me to open a pile of expensive gifts from them knowing I will have to figure out how to pay the credit card bill at the end of the month. I have expressed this to them to no avail. Yes, we put the "fun" in dis-fun-ctional!
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
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