Whether it's your husband's best friend or the parent of your kid's playmate, sometimes you just have to hang out with someone who, like a bad masseuse, never fails to rub you the wrong way. Here, marriage and family therapist David Schreiber, MA, of Westwood, California offers six ways to cope when you're forced to associate with some of your not-so-favorite people.
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