The Washington Post

Lagging thanks for gifts stirs family tensions

From elsewhere in The Post: It takes months for one reader’s relatives to thank her for gifts, and their delayed response is causing family friction.

“I like to give presents to my family, but they don’t seem to appreciate the hard work I do so I can earn enough money to buy those gifts or send those checks, nor do they understand the caring and the love that are given with each and every present,” the reader says.

Read Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly’s advice on how to speak up when your family takes you for granted.

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