The holidays often involve reuniting with family, and for many people, that can be bittersweet — or an outright source of stress. Sitting down to a holiday meal with people connected by blood who may not share your political views, approve of your life choices, or even consider you an adult worthy of their respect can be harrowing. Luckily, many people share this experience, which means experts have had plenty of chances to weigh in on the best way to deal with it. Here are 10 ways to keep the peace during the holidays.
1. Give Everyone a Job
2. Go Easy on the Alcohol
3. Avoid Technology
4. Shake Things Up
5. Find Something for the Kids
6. Take Charge of Seating
7. Keep Some Topics Off the Table
8. Don't Try to Fix Anyone
9. Assume the Best
10. Remind Yourself Why You're There
Written by Ashley Hamer November 19, 2018
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