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FML - The follow-up
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I didn't mean to sound like I'm sulking. Just naturally the couples will stay together and have conversations that I can't relate to. This usually leaves me with no social participation and makes for a pretty boring day. I love both my sister's boyfriend and sister-in-law and don't mean to say that I wish either were gone. Also, our family has a very sweet, loving, and sadly high-maintenance dog, so it's probably for the better that I'm there to make sure he gets his medicines throughout the day. I hope that clears up the FML a little! Happy holidays!
By MissKaye / Saturday 24 December 2016 16:56 / United States - Hendersonville
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Cherish the moments you spend with your family, have fun and enjoy their company. You can do individual activities like read a book, paint, write, work out, bake, or even watch a movie when they're having their "romantic moments" . You never know what the future holds for you in terms of love. Being with your boyfriend doesn't necessarily mean you're happy, he might end up being a total jerk. Don't rush things, enjoy being single always be grateful :) !!!

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As the only single adult without children in my family, I often get assigned to sit at the kids table or in a corner in the room while the rest of the family eats together. I feel you.

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Agreed. I used to really beat myself up about being the only single one at family gatherings. All of my cousins are married (even the ones younger than me) except one that we don't see often. It's really stressful. But I just try to stay positive saying the right person will come when the time is right.

Wait. Did I read this correctly? Are you basically skipping Christmas with your family because you are bitter about being single and don't want to be reminded about being single? So in essence, you are wishing that either your brother didn't have a wife or your sister didn't have a bf? Unless the wife or bf is abusive, then shame on you! You should be happy for your family member if they find a partner that makes them happy. In return, they will be just as happy when you find one. This is a time of year to be positive too so no skulking about "but I'll never find somone.." you don't know that you won't. only the future will tell.

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I didn't mean to sound like I'm sulking. Just naturally the couples will stay together and have conversations that I can't relate to. This usually leaves me with no social participation and makes for a pretty boring day. I love both my sister's boyfriend and sister-in-law and don't mean to say that I wish either were gone. Also, our family has a very sweet, loving, and sadly high-maintenance dog, so it's probably for the better that I'm there to make sure he gets his medicines throughout the day. I hope that clears up the FML a little! Happy holidays!

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Still a YDI. There's always a way to make conversation. Bring up Christmases past or what you each plan to do for the new year. Just because yours may not involve the same things as theirs, doesn't mean there is nothing to talk about

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Oh my god, piss off #21. How does knowing that you're likely to be excluded from conversation or at the very least have to force conversation that you can be a part of mean that OP deserves it?

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Really #21? It's obviously you're looking for the tiniest reason to fault OP. Making conversations, is good. However, doing so because you know your family will exclude you from group conversations otherwise, is not so good.

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