Plenty of people will be heading home next week to spend Thanksgiving with their families, and while we may all love our parents and siblings, a new survey finds there will come a point where we all simply need a break from them.
The survey, conducted by Motel 6, finds:
- 75% of people say they will at some point need a break from their families over the holidays.
- It usually takes less than four hours (three hours and 54 minutes to be exact) for folks to need time away from the fam.
- 20% of people say they’ve actually hidden in a family members house to get some time alone.
- 37% have actually made up an excuse to be able to leave.
While 95% of people believe it’s important to spend the holidays with family, the issue may be actually staying with them.
- 40% of those who stay with family say it can be stressful.
- 30% say holidays would be more enjoyable if the whole family didn’t stay under one roof.
- 30% believe their family would get along better if folks had their own space.
- With space often limited, on average two people will wind up sleeping on something that’s not a bed.
Some of the major issues caused by staying with family over the holidays include:
- Lack of privacy (22%)
- Getting on each other’s nerves (20%)
- Drama between family members (20%)
- Feeling like they’re imposing (19%)
- The house being too busy or loud (18%)