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How To Survive Those Thorny Thanksgiving Political Conversations

Americans will meet around the table tomorrow when they gather for Thanksgiving. But this year, the nation is still reeling from an election season that continues to divide many immediate and extended families alike. 

How can you navigate a day spent with family members who voted for the other candidate? And what about repairing relationships that were damaged over the course of the year? 

Morning Shift talks with William Doherty, Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota, about tackling this post-election Thanksgiving. We also check in with Dan Zevin, author of a number of books about the stages we go through in life, including Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, about his strategy for surviving Thanksgiving this year.

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