How to have fruitful Thanksgiving table conversations and avoid the fights

Thanksgiving
An empty place setting rests at the head of the dining room table for the recently deceased Ana Martinez, mother of Vivian Zayas and Alexa Martinez, during Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Deer Park, N.Y. Ana Martinez/Associated Press
Thanksgiving
An empty place setting rests at the head of the dining room table for the recently deceased Ana Martinez, mother of Vivian Zayas and Alexa Martinez, during Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Deer Park, N.Y. Ana Martinez/Associated Press

How to have fruitful Thanksgiving table conversations and avoid the fights

When we see relatives and friends at the Thanksgiving table this year, the conversation may turn to politics, the pandemic, social and racial justice, and other topics where people don’t always agree.

Reset talks to a conflict resolution specialist about setting boundaries with loved ones and strategies to diffuse dinner-table squabbles.

GUEST: Pari Karim, training director at the Center for Conflict Resolution