Q: When we were first dating, I went camping with my fiancé and pretended to like it. Now he wants to do a camping honeymoon! I'd rather stay home. How do I tell him?

A: It may seem like an innocent white lie, but pretending to enjoy his favorite pastime sets a bad precedent for the marriage to come, which should be based on honesty. The first thing you need to do is fess up. Try: "Honey, when we first met I was so eager to please you that I said that I liked our camping trips. But I have to admit that tents and sleeping bags aren't really my thing." Then suggest a honeymoon locale that will make both of you happy campers. Consider a resort in a wildly beautiful destination—Maui, Costa Rica—where he can commune with nature and you can have room service sent straight to your private plunge pool.

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