Dear Prudence video: I want to spend Thanksgiving alone.

Help! How Do I Tell People I Want to Spend Thanksgiving Alone?

Help! How Do I Tell People I Want to Spend Thanksgiving Alone?

Advice on manners and morals.
Nov. 19 2014 3:12 PM

I Want to Spend Thanksgiving Alone

How do I tell people without provoking pity?

thanksgiving alone.

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In this week’s video, Prudie counsels a woman who wants to spend Thanksgiving by herself but doesn’t want to be pitied.

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