A+ Roundtable: Times That Bringing a Partner (or Yourself) Home for the Holigays Got Awkard

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A+ members, hello! It's another day and another roundtable...this time we're talking all about times when things did not go quite as smoothly as we would have liked when visiting family for the holidays. Sometimes our families are trying their best. Sometimes they're really, really not. Either way, we are here in solidarity with you.

So, have you ever had an experience like Stef's where a family member was clearly giving it her all, but just kind of didn't get the full message? Have you had family members outright ignore your relationship like shea's or Ro's? Have you dealt with unreasonably hostile-but-it's-a-joke-ha-ha family members like Vanessa and me? This is a space for you to safely commissera...

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