Dear Krachel: I got laid off. Can I lie to my family about it?


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Welcome to another episode of Dear Krachel, a monthly advice segment where we answer audience questions about life, career, relationships, existential angst, and anything that helps you become a more whole, fulfilled version of yourself.

On this episode, we’re answering questions from:

  • Amy, a young woman in her late teens who’s ready to quit some childhood hobbies, but whose parents are reluctant to let her. How can she convince them that she’s serious and that it’s time to let go?
  • Erica, who’s eager to quit her job in corporate America and start her own business, but has no idea how to get started. She knows she needs help, but doesn’t know what to ask for. Should she work with a career coach? Or a business coach? Maybe a consultant? Or do an online course? We help her sort through the options.
  • Rebecca, who just got laid off and has no intention of ever working for someone else again … but knows her family will blow a lid when she tells them. Is it OK for her to lie to them over the holidays to avoid a family meltdown?

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