5 family conversations to prepare yourself for these holidays


The relationship talk

Maybe you’ve been single for the longest time, not because you’re undateable but you’re just enjoying being alone. Your family on the other hand won’t understand this. Brace yourself, your single status will be blamed on your independence, your dress sense, and most probably your skills in the kitchen.

The baby talk

Sociologist at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in the mid-western part of the United States, Julia Mcqiillian affirms that adulthood is mostly connected with women’s fertility, hence the pressure to have children as soon as they reach their peak age. Studies suggest that 20% of women in America are ending their childbearing years without having children. This is due to various reasons like finances, infertility, careers and stability. However, with all that said some families never take this into consideration before pressuring you into giving your parents grandchildren.

The diet talk

As you grow older, it’s only normal that you make a a few tweaks to your diet for weight loss or health reasons. So even during holiday time you won’t want to over do it and risk putting on a few kilos. You’ll probably get judged on your food choices and weight loss. In addition, having to take them through your diet will also be a challenge because chances are, they won’t understand your reasons.

The career talk

The beauty about family is that they’re always there for you in good and bad times, so whether or not work is going good they’ll never judge you. However, making them understand your line of work, why you chose it instead of going the traditional route of being a Lawyer or Doctor will be a tough one. So put on your thick skin prior to going home and get your answers right.

A trip down memory lane

If you’re bringing a guest to your Christmas lunch whom you want to impress, you might want to warn them prior. There’s no holiday season with family without a trip down memory lane and as good as it is for one’s soul it could be a tad embarrassing as well.

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