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However, when he replied that he doesn't have a partner, she asked him: "Do you think it's your personality or looks?"
Wow, tell us what you really think, mum.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO. pic.twitter.com/lM6DCcRmoW
- Adem Waterman (@ademwaterman) December 20, 2020
Since the post was shared, it has become the catalyst for loads of other people sharing their own similar experiences with awkward conversations of this kind with their families.
The original post has receive more than 48,000 likes, and one person shared: "I phoned my Nanna once after yet another job rejection. She said 'Do you think it's because you're past your best?'.
"I was 39."
Brutal. Nans really know how to hit you where it hurts, don't they?
Another person shared their cringeworthy tale about a grandparent's obvious dislike for their choice of baby name.
They wrote: "When I phoned my gran to tell her I'd given birth to a baby girl and I was naming her Violet, my gran said, 'Oh, I won't write that name on the card in case you change your mind'.
"And she didn't. The card said Baby."
That is quite literally one to tell the grandkids about.
A third person weighed in with a story about their family's remarkably tactless comments after they lost quite a bit of weight.
If you're in the market for some backhanded compliments, you've come to the right place here.
They said: "My family are also savage! I have recently lost weight and got the following 'compliments'
"1: Where is your belly? 2: Your face isn't round anymore 3: Bet it's easier to get around without that weight. I think they mean well."
You have to laugh, or you'll cry.
Sister-in-law spent most of my sister's wedding "reassuring me" I'd meet someone eventually, then following that up with "I mean, look at your Aunty... It's taken her until she's 55, but she's met someone who makes her really happy! It'll happen for you too, even if you're 50"
- Laura (@LauraLoo0405) December 21, 2020
It seems as if these sorts of exchanges are commonplace when it comes to dealing with family.
Another person offered: "My dad literally told me to look for a boyfriend in the local Morrison's since I go there so much. Parents are f****** ruthless."
One commented: "If it makes you feel better, my uncle gave me a chat recently about how I should think about freezing my eggs. MY UNCLE not even my mum."
Anyway, enjoy the company of your family this Christmas time - even if you can't see them in person - and try to take any comments worthy of this list with a pinch of salt.
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