Thanksgiving is all about practicing gratitude — so give yourself some credit. If you've recently gone through a breakup and people won't stop asking you where your ex is or why they aren't at dinner, you might feel like bursting into tears or throwing the cranberry sauce across the table.
seeing someone special, but aren't ready to share all the gory details yet. Depending on your family, these responses might not surprise anyone on this already chaotic evening.
Your swiping finger should be retired, not locked, loaded and ready to fire on the first hiccup in your relationship.
My father once told me, “You marry the man, his family and his friends...
It also doesn't mean you should expect them to act or be a certain way.
In fact, having set expectations will create an unnecessarily tense environment.
As many families are notoriously nosy, your relatives might start asking you about your dating life, and more specifically, why you don't currently have a boyfriend or girlfriend. When you head over to see your loved ones on Turkey Day, you might want to come prepared with some ways to respond to relationship questions in your back pocket, for when the wine starts flowing and the conversation starts getting awkward.
Of course, your initial instinct might be to tell everyone to back off and mind their own beeswax when they ask you about your dating life. " Before you roll your eyes — take a breath, pass the gravy, and try to answer in a cool and collected manner.
Plus, now you get to elaborate on your recent accomplishments and note that you're focusing on yourself right now, and proud of it!You might notice they do bizarre things, like eat chocolate in their sleep or wear socks with sandals, and you go from being in love to thoroughly creeped out super quickly.So, if you're still trying to understand everything about your SO, holiday plans can prove to be a challenge. Well, if you just started dating someone before the holidays, the added stress of holiday arrangements, meeting the parents and other family obligations can often make or break your relationship.This makes it easy for me to bring other people to my family's holiday events as well.They're just genuinely nice to anyone I bring around, and they never make assumptions.