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Daily Dilemma: How Do I Stand Up For My Beliefs Without Souring The Mood?

Dear Rebecca & Burns,

We are celebrating Father’s Day for my husband this weekend, and we have always invited his daughters and a future son-in-law.

This has historically been a point of tension for me, as we pay for dinner and I manage all of the finances in our family. My step-daughters drink quite a bit and never offer to pay for their alcohol.

So I get stuck with paying the heavy tab for their drinks, two drunk daughters-in-law, and a husband who says I am trying to ruin his day. How do I stand on my beliefs but not sour the mood?

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