When Chinese New Year comes around, I often find myself packing my bags and taking off for a short holiday. It’s not that I don’t enjoy this festive season, but I’m a little bit reluctant to stay home for numerous reasons.
One of the most significant ones is that I dread having to deal with my annoying relatives who come to visit during this time.
It is common for extended family members to come back home to celebrate Chinese New Year with their families.
This means that my house is almost always filled with relatives who I don’t particularly get along with. Most of them are my relatives from my father’s side of the family, and I just don’t enjoy their company.
The first issue is that they are all very nosy and like to pry into my personal life.
It’s like they have nothing better to do than to ask me questions about my life and my career, and they always have an opinion about what I should or shouldn’t do.
It’s really frustrating and I find myself wanting to get away from them as soon as possible.
The second issue is that they always bring up matters that are best left in the past. Whether it’s an old argument or a misunderstanding, they will always bring up the same topics over and over again. It’s like they don’t understand the concept of letting go and moving on.
Finally, the last issue is that they always bring up my failures or shortcomings. It’s like they enjoy pointing out my mistakes or failures, which can be very demoralizing and hurtful.
These are some of the reasons why I often find myself packing my bags and taking off for a short holiday during the Chinese New Year. It’s not that I’m ungrateful for their company or that I don’t appreciate their efforts in coming over, but I just don’t enjoy their company and I feel like I need to get away from them.
To be honest, I’m usually quite happy when they leave and I’m able to have some peace and quiet in my house.
But, at the same time, I feel a little guilty for not wanting to spend time with them. After all, they are my family and I should be thankful for the fact that they make the effort to come over and spend time with me.
However, at the end of the day, I just need to do what works best for me. If that means going on a holiday during Chinese New Year to avoid my annoying relatives, then so be it.