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time. Be thankful all your parents get on; in-law antagonism is such a common problem. Could you arrange the next visit for when the in-laws are away? If so, be sure to tell his folks how sorry yours were to miss them. Could your parents visit for longer so you’ll have them to yourself before sharing their company? And why don’t you and your husband visit them? With no tears or anger, ask your husband how he’d handle the situation. But until you’ve set a new pattern, keep your kid gloves on!
Q: I’ve been in a relationship for seven months. My best friends think he takes me for granted. I want to be with him but without the hassle from everyone else. He can be difficult but not as much as they make out. Should I listen to them? Or stay with what I really want? A:
It’s not unusual for a woman to find that her friends criticise her new partner, especially if they worry he’s taking you away. That’s not to say they might not have a point. Does he really appreciate you? Should you take their opinions on board? Think about them. You can ditch them if they’re nonsense, or work towards solving any valid issues they raise. The relationship is yours, not theirs, so concentrate on making it work. And if it doesn’t? Brace yourself for the ‘We told you so’s’, then you can get on with better things.
Q: I’ve been looking at runway reports and metallics appear to be a big trend. Any styling tips? A:
Wearing glimmer, for day or night, comes with one default rule—balance the glitz! Take things down a notch by pairing a metallic jacket with a plain T-shirt, or a candy foil dress with muted heels. Planning head-to-toe shine? Keep your accessories and make-up minimal!