Don't bring up your scandalous past.
There's a reason why they say leave the past in the past, especially when you might not know everyone at the holiday dinner table.
That's why it's a good idea to keep your deepest and darkest secrets to yourself. Loose lips may sink ships—and they definitely make everyone uncomfortable when you decide to regale an unwilling crowd with stories of drunken nights, bad decisions, and the last time you ended up in jail after getting a DUI.
Take a cue from Christy and Bonnie on Mom, and back-pocket those kinds of stories for a friendlier audience.
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