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The holiday season is always a bit hard for me because I don’t want to answer the same questions every time.

-What are you doing nowadays?
-Where’s your girlfriend?
-Are you gaining weight?

ironically, these questions are demoralizing even though the intentions may have been good. And it’s one after another at these family get-togethers.

If I sit in the corner on my iPhone or watching TV, then I get hit with the “what’s wrong?”.

When I answer “nothing”, then they ask the same question to my sister or mom.
Nothing is going on, really.

I just don’t want to be interrogated when I’m with my family. I don’t ask about or air out your problems in front of others so please, don’t think you are better than me when everyone is around.

/rant.

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INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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