With Thanksgiving and the holiday season coming up, families worry about the incoming conflict at these gatherings. Here are the top 5 things not to do at Thanksgiving dinner.
- Don’t talk politics. They’re always a sensitive topic, and modern-day politics can get dirty. Any opinionated political banter can turn into a scuffle in an instant. Try to avoid the conversation.
- Football, although being much less a controversial topic, it can still turn a nice family dinner into a big family argument. “I don’t like this team.” “I don’t like this player.” “These refs suck.” These are examples of pouring fuel on a fire.
- The food is good! If you don’t like the food just, “go to the bathroom” and make a good portion of it go away. Complaining about food will only upset the very generous cook and also will create a family wide headache.
- All families have problems, and everyone thinks about them. A highlighted problem not to talk about is family drama. Don’t like your cousin’s boyfriend? Don’t say anything. Your creepy uncle keeps make terrible jokes? Chuckle and carry on.
- Your significant other doesn’t need to come, especially when you’ve only been dating for two weeks. Forcing your new boy/girlfriend into the family at dinner is toxic and unnecessary. Don’t bring your “other half” around unless they’re invited.