Comedians give advice for braving the holiday season solo

Going home for the holidays — or any family gathering — as an adult can be an excruciating experience. But it’s even worse when you have to go all by yourself. During the alleged “most wonderful time of the year,” your family can’t seem to get over the fact that you’re single (and possibly even happy about it!). So we got three comedians from the New York City area to share their best defense tactics to avoid the barrage of relationship questions from aunts, cousins, hometown friends, your parents, and everyone else who should be minding their own damn business.

First up, some sound advice from Giulia Rozzi:

Katina Corrao’s steps for improving family interaction:

And finally, Rachel Feinstein’s advice for those miserable trips home:

Make an early New Year’s resolution to avoid stressing out over nosy relatives at the holidays. We hope this advice helps! (And if not, blame the comedians.)

Credit: Tina Santomauro and Johanna Rojas