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Photo: trofalenaRV (Shutterstock) There is no rule that says you have to be with family during the holiday season, but it feels like there is. There are loads of reasons you might find yourself flying solo on Thanksgiving. Maybe your family is toxic. Maybe you don’t have the money to fly home. Maybe you’re burned out and want a year off from all the expectations. Maybe it doesn’t make sense to travel home in November just to do it again for Christmas in a month. Maybe you have to work. No matter how legit your reason is—and it doesn’t even matter if it’s that legit, honestly—you might still feel weird about being alone. Let’s fix that. Plan a special day just for yourself Think back to Thanksgiving celebrations with your family over the years. Did you stay at a certain aunt’s house, play football at a particular time, have the same meal every single year, or follow some other traditions to the T every godforsaken fourth Thursday in November for as far back as you can remember? Maybe this is the year you break free of the old ways! Take some time to think about what you really want to do. Even if the reason you’re alone is a sad one, you can find a way to make the day joyful in your own way. If you’ve always wanted to walk a certain part of your city, check out a special restaurant, or just take a day to lounge […]