The Thanksgiving table is perfectly set. The turkey is tasty and tender. The mashed potatoes are just right. And then it begins – the bickering. Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of the year when families come together to express gratitude for everything we have received during the year. But, what happens at the table may be something entirely different, which is why many of us dread the conversations more than we may dread the cooking.
When it comes to maintaining peace at the Thanksgiving table, it is best to steer clear of topics that are inappropriate for the occasion. Here are five things that are best left unsaid at the Thanksgiving table:
1. Sweeping generalizations: These are always/never statements like: “You never call me back” or “You’ve always loved Jack more than you’ve loved me.” These types of statements can spark lengthy, conflict-ridden discussions, which is exactly what makes Thanksgiving a nightmare for many families. Read the rest »