I am a oldest of several cousins, many of whom are toddler-to-elementary-school age. (I’m in college.) My partner and we have been together for dual years, and she mostly creates appearances during vast family events with me. My evident family loves my girlfriend, and she gets along flattering good with my aunts, uncles, and grandparents too. But only about each time a family plus other family friends, who also have tiny children, get together, some of a littlest ones start seeking me “why [my] crony is here,” and who she is. we have been out and unapproachable for many years, and we would never try to pass my partner off as only “a friend”—however, I’m unequivocally fearful I’ll plead a madness of aunts, uncles, and family friends if their immature kids start perfectionist to know how dual girls can be girlfriends. And honestly, it doesn’t feel like my shortcoming to learn my cousins that happy people exist or to theme myself and my partner to questions like “But do we kiss her?” that grown-ups consider too though know improved than to ask—especially when I’m perplexing to suffer Thanksgiving. What do we do?