reconcile (oneself) to (something)

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reconcile (oneself) to (something)

To accept or come to terms with something one must deal with, especially an undesirable, difficult, or troubling situation or set of circumstances. We had finally reconciled ourselves to a life without children, when against all odds Linda managed to become pregnant! I've reconciled myself to never truly loving my job.
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reconcile oneself to something

to grow to feel comfortable with an undesirable or challenging situation. John reconciled himself to living alone. Anne reconciled herself to having to wear glasses.
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If it's all too much and you have reconciled yourself to a holiday photos of you looking like Christopher Biggins after an afternoon under the grill, don't despair.
If it's all too much and you have reconciled yourself to a holiday photo album full of you looking like Christopher Biggins after an afternoon under the grill, don't despair.