What to Say if Things Get Political at Thanksgiving Dinner
Mackenzie Dunn, Nov 10, 2020
“The goal is to be non-violent, and not try to convince everyone else of your opinion,” says board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Alex Dimitriu, M.D. “When someone is intense or passionate, they want to evoke the same response in you,” he says. Don’t fight back. Instead, Dr. Dimitriu says to move on and proactively present mindfulness, or an open, non-judgemental focus, to re-center yourself. “Realize that people will believe what they want to, as much as you do,” he says.
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