Ok, so there are a couple of members of my family who, if I'm honest, I would prefer it if I wasn't related to them - some family members get drunk at events and either go nuts, argue or just irritate everyone, some are just really 2 faced. I tend to avoid ever visiting some of these family members.
Anyway, I didn't want to go to my cousins wedding or a grandparent's birthday as I don't enjoy them at all, I find I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen and I feel uncomfortable but I always get talked into going by my mum and aunt who guilt trip me by saying my grandparents won't be around much longer - at the wedding I ended up in tears because things were so bad (although I am generally a confident and social person, it was so uncomfortable and I hated it) and at the birthday, it was micro-managed so nobody could relax and the entire day was a chore!
There is a meal coming up - how do I get out of it without backlash from other family members?
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Just distance yourself from them if possible. You could try maybe voicing your concerns about your family and see how they respond to the criticism. Maybe come up with a good excuse like you go sick or something.0