The political lines drawn during this election are particularly stark. They can become even more divisive when lines are drawn through the middle of a family, with various members falling on either side. What do you do when politics interferes with family picnics and summer vacations?
MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with advice columnist Amy Dickinson about the etiquette of navigating familial political divides. How do you allow various opinions to be heard and appreciated in a family setting. Navigating the complex psychology of and family dynamics need not require a degree in psychology, however. Still, Kelley Kitley, psychotherapist and author of My Self, weighs in on the fairly complex psycho-social dynamic that politics creates inside the normally friendly confines of a nuclear (or even extended) family.