My husband and I live in Edinburgh. My Mum and Granny live in Poland, two hour's plane flight away. His parents (New Mum and New Dad) live in a small Scottish town four hours' drive away. His sister, who is Best Sis-in-Law, is currently staying with us. I like both our families and I don't mind spending time with them, but any visit requires an allotment of spoons for travel, travel preparations, social interaction, and general routine-disruption. I have made plans and purchased tickets to go to Poland for the last week of April. And now Best Sis-in-Law has informed us that she is going down to their parents' and it is strongly suggested that my husband and I come down "for a few days" to help out with stuff in the house and office (New Dad runs a webhosting/design business and the family pitches in as they can). In between those times, New Mum is coming up to Edinburgh with one of her friends (who apparently does not get along well with my husband) and they'll be staying in our flat for a couple days. And if we want to avoid the social interactions, we can always go down to the parents' again and help out more during that time. That adds up to more or less a whole month spent on Family/recovering from Family. I'm not sure if I can do it. But New Dad really does need the help (the business is not doing well). And New Mum is the sweetest person ever and not in the best of health (heart troubles) and I want to help her if I can. And of course my Mum wants to see me more often if possible and what little remains of Granny is always so happy to see me because it might be the last time. Advice or reassurances would be appreciated.