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Daily Dilemma: My Husband’s Family Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable

Dear Rebecca and Burns,

My husband and I have been married for five years. He is Italian and his family lives in Italy. There have been a few culture-shocks for me. For instance, they are lip-kissers when they greet each other (and me). Here’s my dilemma. His brother and parents are visiting until June, and when his brother “greets me” I get a really uncomfortable feeling. I’ve caught him staring at me, too.

How in the world can I handle this? My husband is oblivious.

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