How to cope with relatives getting on your nerves?

Update: We have regular events/family reunions with my uncles, aunts and cousins but I can't take it anymore. - Being of a rather introverted nature, I don't enjoy any of their gossip and small talk. I would rather be reading, listening to music or going for a walk on my own. - The uncles and aunts meddle into... show more We have regular events/family reunions with my uncles, aunts and cousins but I can't take it anymore.
- Being of a rather introverted nature, I don't enjoy any of their gossip and small talk. I would rather be reading, listening to music or going for a walk on my own.
- The uncles and aunts meddle into stuff that is none of their business.
- Worst of all are my younger cousins, who are over-indulged, ill-behaved and noisy. And no one among the grown-ups dares to punish them!
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