You Have Permission to Skip Thanksgiving

Blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb. So is gravy.

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You don’t have to spend the holidays with anyone you don’t want to.

Admittedly, this is more geared towards adults, rather than teens still living with parents or other family members. But it’s true. So many of us stress over Thanksgiving, over Christmas, over Hanukkah, because we don’t enjoy feeling obligated to shower with affection people we barely speak to the rest of the year. Let me tell you this: You’re not a bad person if you don’t love family members. You are not a problem if you don’t want to share that day with them. You are allowed to break up with toxic family members.

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