I love you: I really do, but I just can't do this anymore.
The family has requested my presence; I need to be there. And not just sit there and read while they speak around me. I didn't even participate in any of the games over Thanksgiving (which was a disaster, mind you).
Please, Please! At least try to stay connected to those you love. I know that they're loud and irritating on occasion. I know that they're mostly strangers having only just married into the family. That doesn't mean that you have carte blanche to do whatever you want at the expense of spending time with the family: emphasis on the "family".
I know that you'll only do what you want to do, but please, make an effort.
Inner Jiminy Cricket