There is no rule that you need to have your life figured out by every November. If your marital, job, financial or kid status - or your waistline - makes other people uncomfortable, that's their issue, not yours. It seems like every year (as I pour myself another glass of wine), I dread some of the awkward family and friend conversations that always seem to sneak up around the holidays.
Because I know that you - and I - will be dealing with this, we made this little video to help you out on how to respond. So, gather 'round, my friends, and find your place - and voice - at the table.