An Expert Guide for Surviving the Holidays With Family Members You Love to Hate

You love your family, because of course you do. But that doesn't mean spending time with them over the holidays is easy. And especially after a mega-charged, venomous election season, the dread over Thanksgiving table talk is as real as life itself. 


Every holiday gathering includes a quirky cast of characters. We're sure even Queen Elizabeth is already looking over her guest list and thinking, "Oh, brother." And Christmas and Hanukkah are no different. 

We chatted with two experts -- a family therapist and a psychologist -- to get to the bottom of how to deal with the relatives you love-hate the most.

It may not end up being the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be a civil one.

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