Hi y'all! Totally normal guy with a loving and sane relationship with my family here. My parents have always loved me and didn't waver on that for even a nanosecond when I told them I was gay. I play an active part in my siblings' lives and spend as much times with my nephews and nieces as possible. So yes, I am *totally* going to judge you fucked-up queens and diagnose the bases of all your Thanksgiving woes!
[quote]My alcoholic brother who is in complete denial about his disease and who has been living with us rent free for close to 2 years with no foreseeable plans of moving out is drunk already and I just put the turkey in the oven.
Oh, honey. I'm not sure who's in more denial: your brother or YOU, who's been enabling the fucker for two years now (and probably much longer). An alcoholic needs to hit ROCK BOTTOM before they can sober up, and that's sure as shit not going to happen as long as your brother has an enabling sibling providing a cushy bed and a stipend apparently large enough to pay for his food and, more importantly, booze.
[quote]I'll be happily avoiding my family this year as usual. All Thanksgiving means to me is my new computer will be delivered one day later than it would've otherwise.
At some point down the road, your family members will start to pass away. You WILL regret, possibly endlessly, not spending more time with them and not trying to work out your differences. I spent this Thanksgiving helping a friend whose dad passed away last week -- from a sudden case of pneumonia at the age of 58, for fuck's sake. They'd been estranged for years and never worked things out, and now he's WRACKED with guilt over it, at the ripe old age of 25. (And he's straight btw, so this has nothing to do with coming out.) Reconcile with your family WHILE YOU STILL CAN, and stop avoiding family holidays! (as well as "looking down" on your family because they might shop at Walmart or vote Republican)
[quote]My hot hunky cousin, who is a built jock from Princeton, BTW, gets forcing me to shag him not stop as we are sharing a room and bed for this holiday. I'm so fucking worn out I can't even think straight!
Princeton is not known for its hunky jocks, and this post is clearly fiction, but thank you for providing some much-needed EST hilarity!
[quote]Having dinner with my ex, his partner and a few mutual friends. My family lives too far away. My mom and brother live in town, but are both drunks living in complete chaos and it's impossible to have a decent holiday with either of them.
Clearly, masochism is your forte, but you're going to continue to be miserable unless you can find a quasi-family unit AWAY from BOTH your ex and (ugh!) his current partner, as well as your toxic family members in town.
[quote]Goddam, I HATE fucking assholes like vegans and gluten-free idiots and whatever else bullshit allergy/diet is the fad now.
So much time wasted hating. So little time spent accepting.
[quote]My mom showed up at my hotel room last night and asked if she could stay...because her husband is mean (and doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving, anyway).
Cupcake? Your stepdad isn't being mean; he's ABUSING your mother, either physically and/or emotionally. You don't need to put her up for the night; you need to get her OUT OF THAT HOUSE.
[quote]Her fucking kids (1yo and 3yo) are crazy! All jacked up on sugar. Running around the house screaming their fucking heads off.
Dollface? That's how ALL toddlers act. Sugar intake has nothing to do with it. Particularly when they're out of their element and engaging in activities with "new people," toddlers can be as excitable as young puppies, and just as difficult to keep under control. Thankfully, it seems that you have no interest in being a parent, since clearly you'd be a shitty and resentful one. (Btw my three-year-old nephews went apeshit most of the afternoon as well today, but I accept that as a normal facet of life; also, most of the reason they went apeshit is because they adore me and were excited to see me for the first time in two months.)
More to come...