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THE ELEPHANT (AND DONKEY) IN THE ROOM

A post-election poll from HuffPost and YouGov found that more than half of Americans avoided discussing politics last Thanksgiving, and the country hardly seems more united since then. “I can’t think of a holiday season more fraught than the one coming up,” says Lisa Marie Bobby, Ph.D., clinical director of Denver’s Growing Self Counseling & Life Coaching group. To avoid bad blood, some families go so far as to institute a politics-free zone. But despite the intention to prevent squabbles, things come up. (Often when people get tipsy, to no one’s surprise.) And when we’re dealing with loved ones, discussions can be especially abrasive. “With family, we feel like we can say whatever we want and they still have to love us,” says Carey Sue Vega, an etiquette

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