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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.


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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