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Posted by TSGal on Fri, August 21st, 2009 at 10:00 am
Let me start off by saying “thank you” to everybody who submitted their questions this week! There were so many quality questions that it was nearly impossible choosing only a few of you to reward. That said, here are the Swaggernauts that will see a rewarding surprise the next time they log into their Swag Bucks accounts:
westiemom – (“Do you think a woman should even have to play down her intelligence just to please a man’s ego?”)
Mommaofmany – (“How can parents help the kids to unwind after they get home?”)
ravenswood – (“I work in an office with several hundred people; and of those, about 80% have school age children. Nearly every day (and definitely every holiday) someone brings in a catalog of items that their child is selling to raise money for their school, their team, their church, etc. Over the course of a year, it adds up to a lot of $20 donations. How can I politely tell people that I am not able or not interested in contributing to these causes any longer? I’ve purchased my share of giftwrap and Girl Scout cookies. It’s just overwhelming. Help.”)
Congratulations to the three of you. I look forward to answering your questions in future installments of “Ask The Swag Gal”! Of course, that brings us to today’s question courtesy of Mary L., from New York, New York.
Most of my married friends don’t like their in-laws, myself included. What can I do to make things more pleasant in dealing with them. There are some cultural and religious differences involved as well. Or is everyone who gets married doomed to dislike their in-laws.
Does anybody else’s imagination immediately flash to Meet the Fockers?! Come on…Robert De Niro? Talk about a frightening father-in-law! On a more serious note, dealing with the in-laws is a tough issue. On one hand they are your family now, so you have to put forth effort to create a healthy relationship. On the other hand, in-laws tend to behave in ways sometimes that overstep their boundaries (i.e. butting into your personal life; marriage; raising your children; etc.). It’s difficult to wear a happy face when half the things they do or say gets under your skin. If you’re feeling this way, consider some of the following to help you cope with the “In-Law Invasion”.
If something they say or do bothers you…..
Address it directly. Don’t let it eat you up inside until you ultimately have a breakdown. Instead, confront the issue and let them know that it is either not their business or their place to have a say. Eventually they will get the hint that they need to back off a bit and let you live your own life without their 24/7 input. (Remember to do this kindly, you don’t want to hurt their feelings or be pushy). In the long run, you will avoid having unresolved issues with one another.
Don’t take yourself or the situation too seriously. Have your sense of humor intact. Insults and criticism tends to roll off the shoulders much easier if you let things go and just laugh at it. Even better, once your in-laws see that they’re words don’t phase you, they may begin to ease up on the critiques and comments.
If you have to spend undesired time with them…
Discuss this issue with your spouse first. Let he/she know how you feel and devise a plan or think of a code word that you can use when you both feel it is time to leave. This will eliminate any problems when you are actually there.
Dealing with in-laws can be very complicated and there’s certainly no way we can address all the issues you might encounter in one short blog post. Just remember that every problem has a diplomatic solution. Odds are you’re going to be spending many years of your life in the company of in-laws. Learning how to properly address the bumps along the road will help save you a lot of heartache, time, and possibly even your marriage.
Keep sending your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a safe and fun weekend, and I’ll see you next week!
Posted by TSG on Fri, August 21st, 2009 at 9:27 amFridays mean Mega Swag Bucks! That means when you win, your chances of winning more than 1 Swag Buck are much greater than they are during the rest of the week. Week in and week out, Swagbucks doles out 10,000 Swag Bucks in Mega Bills. You can also share your Swag Victories on Twitter! Well, ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Fri, August 21st, 2009 at 7:00 amWe couldn’t be happier about how these Plant A Tree cards are flying out of the Swag Store. Then, it occurred to me…with all these trees that have been planted thanks to Swagbucks users, we might be starting to fill a forest. In the spirit of that, let’s keep it goin’! Every time you redeem ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 5:07 pmAesop Rock has been on the hip hop scene for over a decade now and for some reason he’s in our New Music section Aesop Rock is also an accomplished producer producing tracks for some of the industry’s biggest up and coming acts as well as creating the soundtracks for companies like Nike and Apple. ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 3:15 pmOn Tuesday, we ran a promotion on this Irish t-shirt that we have in the CrazyDogTShirts section of our Swag Store. This shirt was and still is on sale at just 99 Swag Bucks. But, in addition to that we included a Willy Wonka-esque Golden Ticket in one of the orders and that user would ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 1:45 pmAnother week almost in the books! Thursday is a nice little teaser to the weekend of Mega Swag Bucks and whatever fun activities you have planned because we jog your brain with Twitter Trivia! Every Thursday, Twitter is the place where we give you a chance to win anywhere from 2 to 5 Swag Bucks. ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 10:02 amSwagbucks has a lot of resources to take advantage of for new and old Swaggers alike. A great tip for all you seasoned Swaggers who refer people is to direct them to our How it Works page. Here, you’ll find pretty much all the information you need on how to earn Swag Bucks and redeem ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 7:00 amYou might be missing out on some pretty sweet deals if you haven’t started taking advantage of the “My Favorite Stores” feature yet. New coupons are added daily to Shop&Earn from online stores all over this crazy World Wide Web…wow, what a 1996 term. Anyway, here are a few cool stores to check out… Tilly’s ... Read More »
Posted by Team Swagbucks on Wed, August 19th, 2009 at 10:31 pmBelieve you me when I say – boy, its tough to get your hands on old school vintage WWE / WWF trading cards. But thanks to our friends at World Wrestling Entertainment, we have access to the secret stash, and just tonight over 100 new trading cards have been added to the MyWWEsearch.com Swag Store, ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Wed, August 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pmRestaurant.com offers gift cards for dining establishments all over the country for less than the values on the card! That means you can usually save about $5 per meal by using their cards, at least! Well, if you get this card through Swagbucks, you save…..$25! Considering all it costs you are Swag Bucks, which are ... Read More »
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