Did a political argument ruin your family's dinner?

In today’s political climate, sitting across the table from a loved one with opposing views can be exhausting. Odds are, they’re not going to change their opinion on the spot, and in the end, a negative interaction affects everyone at the table.

The passion with which people express their opinions can create a divide amongst even the closest relationships. Let’s be honest: no one wants to lose a friend or family member over a political disagreement, but it can happen.

If this situation occurs at your table, take a deep breath and recognize that you are speaking with someone you care about. Don’t let anger cloud your ability to “hit the pause button” before speaking. Always try to take the high road for the sake of your important relationships.