Accept That There Will Be Compromises
"I grew up in a Conservative Jewish household," says Jessica. "When Peter and I got married, we decided that there would be no Christian element in our life whatsoever. But life is full of compromises. After our parents had died, it became much more important to Peter to have the tree. I felt he really needed it. I think that when you lose your parents, it really changes things around. You begin to wish that you could go back to some of your childhood experiences and preserve some of them for your own family. And I decided that this was something I could give Peter that didn't have to take anything away from me."