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Breaking Point: Average Person Can’t Last Four Hours With Their Family Over The Holidays

December 5, 2019          by John Anderer

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NEW YORK — The holidays are supposed to be a time to come together with family and celebrate, but a new survey finds that most Americans can barely get through an evening with their family before needing a break. A total of 2,000 Americans who usually travel to visit family during the holidays took part in the research, and 75% say they will inevitably need to get away from their relatives and indulge in some much needed “me time.”

In fact, it only takes respondents an average of three hours and 54 minutes before they start to feel sick of their families. So, how are people finding some peace and quiet? According to the survey, commissioned by Motel 6, one in four Americans will find a quiet room in their relative’s home to hide away. Meanwhile, 37% take things a step further and fabricate an excuse to leave the party altogether.

The vast majority of Americans seem to have the right intentions at least, with 95% saying they believe it is important to spend time with family over the holidays. Still, two in five respondents say it is almost always a stressful experience.

Despite all that stress, 60% of respondents say they still make the journey to visit relatives every year because quality family time doesn’t happen all that often. Another 53% say they still find ways to enjoy their holiday visits, and 47% say staying with family is cheaper or more convenient.

Source:     https://www.studyfinds.org/breaking-point-average-person-cant-last-four-hours-with-their-family-over-the-holidays/

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Black Hills Santa

It's sad, I suppose, but true in many ways. I know my wife and I have been married for 24 years and have lived so far from family for so long, that usually a few hours after being with them, we're good. I can't help but to think that Facebook and other social media outlets that enable us to keep in such good contact with one another has helped in pushing people to becoming irritated with family quickly.

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Santa Bill Reiller

Some can not stand their relatives without the holidays.  I think most can withstand a few hours for the good of the holidays I hope.

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Michael Rielly

I guess I am not average. I LOVE by family. We get together with my two brothers and their families every Sunday. Except in December when I am being Santa almost every Sunday... :D

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Black River Santa

I can usually last about 10 rounds :sc_wink:

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Tommy

I wish we lived closer to family, especially when my children were young.  Being in the ministry, its one of those things you just have to get use to.    

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