How To Answer Every Awkward Question You'll Get from Family At Thanksgiving

In between chewing, loudly sighing, stretching out waistbands, and battling over which Friends Thanksgiving episode is best, few children of empty nesters ever escape America's favorite holiday without a good, old-fashioned grill session. The questions come both in full group assault and in individual sniper attacks, in corners and in buffet lines, during pumpkin pie and before the green beans are even out of the oven. You can whine, you can whimper, but if you don't arrive prepared, you have no excuse. You know it's coming, so this year, do yourself a favor and get there with a list of stock answers prepared and smiles rehearsed. After all, there's always a second piece of pie waiting for you on the other side...

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