The Ultimate Guide To Surviving Your Problematic Family This Holiday Season

25 November 2015, 15:45 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

The PERFECT response to all your weird relatives.

It's almost the holiday season. You're going to be attending various family parties and seeing all your older aunties who smell like Werther's Originals. Inevitably, the stressful questions are going to roll in and, similar to facing a pack of hyenas, you'll be cornered. Not to worry though, we've anticipated everything and we're here to help. 

What to say if an elderly family member asks... 

"So, are you dating anyone special?" 


"Do you know what your plans are for the future?"

You can't actually tell them your real plan (which is to marry rich).

"I just made a Twitter account. Will you follow me?"

"Are you involved in any sports at school?"

Is being broke a sport?

"Maybe you could visit me one weekend?"

"Is the job hunt going well?"

"Do you need some money?"