If you’re going to see your family for the holidays, then you’re very fortunate because many people work too far away and can’t make the trip. If you happen to be single, you already know that Christmas parties with family are a bit of a struggle. Yes, you love your family but don’t like being bombarded with questions about your single status. But beyond that, there are also a few things you have to deal with when you go over to your family’s house for Christmas.
Today, New Jersey Singles reviews a few challenges of spending the holiday with your family.
1. Traveling is expensive & a little bit stressful.
If you happen to live far away from your family, then chances are you’re going to have to take public transportation. When you finally get there, you’re going to want to take a nap. But, no, you can’t because your mom and dad are excited to see you and want to chitchat the day away. You’re already down and out about your single status, and now you’re tired too.
2. You’ll have to answer questions about your single life.
Ah, the questions—the number one challenge of spending the holidays with your family when you happen to be single. If you’re taken, no one asks you anything about your love life. Unfortunately when you’re single, your mom, dad, and Aunt Susie want to know why you’re in your 30s and single. There’s no way to avoid those much-dreaded questions about your romantic life or lack thereof.
3. You get treated like a kid.
This could be a wonderful thing since everyone in the world loves being pampered by their parents. But when they start asking where you’re going at night and what time you’ll be back, this can turn sour quickly. The truth is, you’ll never really be a grown up in their eyes. It’s a tough thing to remember, especially around the holidays when you’re trying to escape everyone’s desire to know about your non-existent dating life.
4. Your parents will guilt trip you.
Every parent’s superpower is guilt tripping their son or daughter. No matter how good you are to them, they have a way of making you feel like you’ve done something wrong. Maybe one of them will bring up the fact that you’re single but never visit them. Maybe they’ll be harping you about not giving them the grandchild they so desperately want. Either way, they’ll just try or guilt trip at some point during your holiday stay at their place.
5. Someone inevitably brings up an ex of yours.
What happened to Mary or John? They used to come with you to the holiday parties all the time. The Christmas party was going great until nosy Aunt Lucia ruined the mood. In an ideal word, they would have forgotten about your ex. But unfortunately for you, well, they never forget anything when it comes to your love life.
6. Everyone fights for your time.
If you have a big family, then chances are you’re going to be talking to every single one of them. That also means going to multiple locations and staying at different places. Because no one has seen you in a while, everyone fights for your time, which leaves you feeling exhausted.
7. Figuring out what to get them is nearly impossible.
What do you give the people who are your number one supporters in life? Not only will all the gifts in the world not be enough, but if you do get them, they’ll leave you broke. Plus, shopping for mom and dad is always harder than it seems. Well, we guess it’s the thought that counts, right?
8. Knowing the vacation will soon come to an end is sad.
Although you might complain about nosy Aunt Lucia prying in your dating life, you never want to leave once you get there. Being able to spend time with the people you love the most is really the best gift in the world—a gift that not many people have. So all you can do is say bye and look forward to the next time you see them again.
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