Best practices to defuse tension at the holiday dinner table

Holiday gatherings can be exhausting and fraught with tension. And we're not always our best selves around family. How can we defuse tension at the dinner table? Two family therapists offer their advice to navigate the holiday struggles.


Kirsten Lind Seal, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Minneapolis.

Porsche Peak Gordin, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Co-owner of Peak Behavioral Health, which is a mental health clinic in Little Canada, MN.

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