You voted for Hillary, they voted for Trump - it's Armageddon, should we break up?! Take a breath and settle down, here are some tips to help couples navigate the awkward holiday dinner table.
1. Not everyone dates a like-minded political partner, but you don't have to be politically compatible to have a healthy relationship! For some couples the differing views are healthy and can drive thought-provoking, mind-opening conversations that are great for communication!
2. If you aren't sure where they stand, throw out a casual question or hint to see how they respond. Decide what the boundaries are and what subjects may be off-limits.
3. Listen, listen and listen. Be genuine and mindful about their positions and values. As hard as it may be, your goal isn't to convert or sway their opinion, but rather to strengthen your connection and arrive at a mutual understanding of one another's position