There are a lot of people and causes out there that need our attention, but sometimes the people in need of attention are sitting right across from us at the dinner table. Click To Tweet
It’s been a tense year, to say the least. Political polarization is at an all-time high and people on both sides are angry. Many people don’t just disagree with the other side’s views anymore; they think the other side’s views—and the people who hold them—are abhorrent.
It can be hard enough to navigate political differences with strangers and acquaintances. But what are we supposed to do when the ones holding the views we find abhorrent are sitting across the Thanksgiving table from us?
Before we rush to disabuse our relatives of their political views, we should consider another important lesson we’ve learned this year …
This is Part 4 in the series on politics and relationships. You can check out the other articles in the series here:
- Why We Can’t Agree on Gun Control (in the Washington Post)
- 3 Tips for Building Bridges Across Political Divides
- How to Talk Politics Without Destroying Your Relationships or Getting Yourself Fired: 3 Tips for Avoiding Disaster
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