So I knew they KNEW but still, we hadn't TALKED.
Sample conversation that awkward night:
Them: "zOMG, how ARE you!!"
Me (unsure of what to say): "Um, hi. My marriage ended. Other than that, you know, okay."
Them (sympathetic headcock not unlike the way a great dane considers the option of going out): "Oh wow. I'm so sorry."
Me (awkardly shifting): "Oh, pssht. I mean, there are children starving in North Korea."
Them (equally flailing awkwardly): "So what ELSE is new?"
Me (there needs to be something else??) "Well, I'm learning how to draw. And I just found out what 'moobs' are!"
::facepalm::Actually, I do have a really awesome family, and they love me no matter what, and some of them have even been down dark roads too. Awkwardness is okay in a room full of love, even if it does waste some wine from the spraying and sputtering.