3 tips for talking politics at Thanksgiving dinner

What is it about Thanksgiving that brings out the crazy in families?

Each year you can be sure to find advice on how to survive dinner with the family and this year is no different (hence this story). But in addition to dealing with the standard family dysfunction -- the aunt who asks when you're getting married or having kids, the in-law who gets drunk, the younger sibling who begs for money -- you may also find yourself having to navigate conversations about this year's dysfunctional presidential election.

"Every family and circle of friends has members who believe differently than we do. There is always the quirky uncle or aunt or someone who makes the conversation less than pleasant," said Dr. Pete Sulack, stress expert and founder of StressRX.com

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, here are a few tips from Dr. Sulack on what to do if the topic of conversation turns to politics:

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Nedra Rhone
Nedra Rhone
Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.