Brad squeezes dressing onto two bowls of salad as a side dish for dinner with me. My uncle hasn’t made me pay rent since I’ve returned back to the U.S. As a result, I’ve tried to help out in ways that make his life easier – such as making dinner. At first, I was doing the majority of the cooking. Now, we both bring our favorite dishes to the table. We eat dinner together every night. This provides a comfort and sense of routine to my life.