Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Navigate Thanksgiving WeekendCupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: Navigate Thanksgiving Weekend

By Kerri Sheehan

The holidays are a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate the best parts of life – so how come no one ever mentions the stress that comes with that? The instructions that came with the turkey say it needs to be basted every hour, but proper dinner conversation topics are rarely outlined. And, of course, there are tons of Black Friday promotions, but there are none that say specifically, “Grandma Margaret will love this!” has gathered some of the best tips and advice from our partners to help you navigate your Thanksgiving weekend:

1. Give Thanks: Thanksgiving is about just that: giving thanks! Whether it’s your husband who helps you enjoy the simple things in life, your beautiful baby girl who will be celebrating her first Thanksgiving this year, or your employer who ensures that you have the funds to stay afloat, don’t forget to show your gratitude for everyone who enriches your life. (

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2. Easy Conversation: You can bet that almost everyone has suffered through one or two awkward Thanksgiving dinners. This holiday is a family affair, so there will likely be those of all ages at the table. Some of your relatives may have also invited new love interests. Here are five go-to dinner conversation topics to keep talk appropriate and fun. (

3. Good Deals: Now that you’ve made it through Thanksgiving Day, it’s on to Black Friday! This is the ideal time to get some holiday shopping done, as many people have the day off from work and there will be some great discounts. Learning to weed through all of the promos will help you find the best deals. (

4. Family Presents: After years of buying gifts for your entire family, you may be short on ideas of what will make their eyes widen. Really, how many times can you buy Aunt Mary a bathroom set, and how many cardigans does your mother need? Here are some unique gifts that your relatives will be sure to love. (

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5. Gift Guide: Nothing shows how much you care like picking out the perfect gift for your boyfriend. If you do, he’ll know that you not only pay attention to what he likes but also that you listen when he talks about his love for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Green Bay Packers. With all of the Black Friday deals out there, let this gifting guide help you decide which presents will make your man the happiest. (

What is your best Thanksgiving weekend advice? Share below.