Experts: Tips for avoiding fights with family members around the holidays

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The holidays can be a stressful time, but experts say there are simple ways to make sure that a family gathering doesn’t lead to a fight.

With differing opinions and a tense election season, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are dreading the family get-together.

Carey Sue Vega with Expeditions in Etiquette stopped by our studios to talk about tips to avoid the political tension.

Experts say you should not assume that other people believe the same as you, and know that you are unlikely to change someone’s mind.

Instead of arguing, just say something like, “We’ll have to agree to disagree” or “I love you too much to argue.”

As a host of a Thanksgiving meal, you can use place cards to separate people who don’t get along. Also, try to limit alcohol consumption and bring out photo albums to show happy memories from the past.

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