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by Abigail Van Buren

Trip to Mailbox May End Up as March to Altar

DEAR ABBY: I recently remarried. My new husband was also previously married. How should I introduce my first husband's relatives who are my former in-laws? I am very friendly with my ex-husband's nieces and nephews, too. -- SECOND TIME AROUND

DEAR SECOND: There is no reason to call attention to the fact that you were formerly related by marriage. Just introduce your ex-in-laws -- nieces and nephews -- as "dear" or "old" friends, and save the explanatory details for subsequent meetings.