DearSugar Needs Your Help: How Can I Get Rid of Him After Thanksgiving Dinner?


DearSugar and Regretful Regina need your help. Her friend is homeless for Thanksgiving this year and he invited himself to her house for the holiday, but she wants to be able to spend some alone time with her family. What should she do now?

Dear Sugar,

My friend's family currently lives in Colombia, so he sort of invited himself over to my house for Thanksgiving. We don't mind having him, but I rarely have a day off and I would like to just relax and spend time with my family without having to worry about playing hostess and keeping him entertained. Usually, we all take naps after we eat and then do something together as a family. I'd like to keep that tradition alive this year, so my question is, how do I politely get rid of him after dinner? As you can tell, I'm regretting the commitment I made but I don't want to uninvite him — he has nowhere else to go! Do you have any suggestions on how I can be a good friend while still being able to have alone time with my family?

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