Awkward Questions Your Family Will Ask Over The Holidays
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'No, I'm Not Engaged,' And 9 Other Answers I'm Bound To Give At Family Christmas

This holiday season I'm most excited to see my dog and eat good food, but many adults in my life are more interested in the minute details of my life. Here are the answers I plan on giving to their festive inquisition.

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'No, I'm Not Engaged,' And 9 Other Answers I'm Bound To Give At Family Christmas

Going home for the holidays means spending time with family and friends, and catching up on what you've missed. For college students this can lead to many awkward questions that seem to be repeated over and over. I've prepared some stand answers ahead of time so I won't have to make them up while I'm facing a member of my extended family.

Yes, I have a boyfriend.

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He's pretty great, I picked him out myself. That said, I'm still my own person and I have a lot going on besides him.

No, we're not engaged.

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And no, that won't change anytime soon.

No, I'm not jealous of my high school friend who already has a family.

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I think I can live another decade or two without one.

Yes, I still love my major!

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I'm only paying tens of thousands of dollars a year to study it.

No, I don't have a job lined up for after graduation.

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Do you want to give me one?

No, I don't really drink or go out.

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Nope, never, I swear.

I have started working out!

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I just finished my finals, I barely had time to sleep, let alone go to the gym. The only running I do is run out of time.

I absolutely voted.

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Let's leave it there.

I totally miss being home!

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I have no friends, privacy, or freedom, but it's really great to be back!

Oh yeah, I'm doing great!

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This goes for almost any question thrown at me. Whether a distant family member is asking about my grades or my mental health, a thumbs up and a confident "great!" is the best answer to give.

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