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Managing Family Strain Around the Holidays

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 23, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 14:36

Guest: Loren Marks, PhD, Professor of Family Life, BYU Norman Rockwell gave us the idyllic picture of an American Thanksgiving – several generations around a table beaming at each other and the perfectly roasted turkey on its platter. Some of us cling to that image – even though we know the reality of our own holiday meal will be a lot more chaotic, and even contentious. Your uncle wants to talk politics. Some of the guys want to eat in front of the TV so they don’t miss the game. The kids are turning their noses up at the food and your in-laws have that disapproving look in their eyes.  Must our holiday memories always be doomed by strained family relationships?