7. Make Light Of All The Slights
Instead of wringing your hands ragefully underneath the table, turn the way your aunt talks about your cousin's associate job while asking how it still feels to be in a cubicle to comedic use. As in, tweet it, blog it, or start a running chat with your friends on all the little darts your family is throwing with pinpoint precision.

That way a “So I heard your mom still helps you with rent?” is a bonus point, not the last straw that caused you to dump the mashed potatoes over someone's head.

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