Show Notes for Thursday, November 19, 2020


Dear John,

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year. My whole family is going to join us, except for my younger brother's family. His wife and my wife got in an argument over politics about six months ago. They've both kind of dug in their heels on this. My wife said she would welcome them with open arms and promised to avoid any political talk. My brother said they wanted to stay home this year and claims it has nothing to to with that spat. I feel pressure from the rest of my family over this, especially my older sister. I'm not sure what to do. We've been a pretty close family and this is going to be the first time we have not all been together. Last year we were at my brother's house with everyone else. I feel like we are somehow being blamed for this, but it really has nothing to do with us. Any advice on how to make this Thanksgiving not seem too weird?

Signed – MiddleChild

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