The holidays can be a really tough time for a lot of people. Anyone who has lost a family member or partner is likely to feel grief hit even harder during these times centered around family gatherings.
Likewise, anyone who never had a healthy or loving relationship with family might feel isolated as they scroll their social media feeds and see the smiling faces of acquaintances with their groups of loved ones.
On top of this, the holidays are often a high-stakes time for couples, as many bring partners home to meet family for the first time.
AITA for saying my boyfriend’s roommate can’t come to Thanksgiving Dinner?
Me (26F) and my boyfriend (34M) have been dating for nearly a year and a half now. Tomorrow, he’s coming to Thanksgiving dinner at my dad’s house and meeting my family for the first time. '