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Home for the Holidays: How Weird Is That?

When going home for Thanksgiving can be awkward


Chances are you’re going to be among the more than 43 million Americans traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For many, a trip home for the holidays is a welcome opportunity to eat home-cooked meals, catch up with family and friends, and sleep in. But for others it can be a bit strange: suddenly you’re back sleeping in your old room with all those childhood mementos, running into (or trying to avoid) old girlfriends or boyfriends, and having to grapple with curfews.

So, this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Is going home for Thanksgiving awkward?”

YouSpeak” typically appears on Mondays.

If you have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask, post it in the Comment section below.

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Taylor Toole, Video Producer, Multimedia Producer, BU Today, BU Productions, Bostonia, Boston University, BU
Taylor Toole

Taylor Toole can be reached at ttoole@bu.edu.

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