Yes, another “holiday edition” blog post. They’re springing up everywhere!
This is a good one, especially for my fellow Bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, non-monosexual) folks, especially if you are in a relationship with a partner of a different gender. Bi+ people are less likely to be out, and can easily get roped into phobic rhetoric that is annoying on a good day, but triggering on a bad day.
SB Swartz put together a great article, which you can read by clicking here, about how to prepare for a holiday dinner with your family. Plus, it has some great advice from yours truly about how to navigate difficult conversations with family, learning to pick your battles, and preparing yourself ahead of time so you’re not a wound-up mouse trap waiting for someone to test you.
People often feel like they have “no choice” but to commit to stressful, sometimes harmful family events. Hey guess what, you don’t have to. But if you do decide to attend, you can make it less painful for yourself and maybe even have a good time.
Take a look and let me know what you think!
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