7 Ways to Avoid Fighting on Thanksgiving


If you’re home for Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance that you’ll probably get into an argument with one of your relatives, and most likely at the dinner table. But is it worth it? No, it’s not. Still, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. We understand. We as gay people are usually in the minority when we go home for the holidays, and if you are bringing home your girlfriend for the first time, or you’re recently out, there’s an added stress.

Maybe you have a Trump supporting uncle, or a racist grandfather, or your mom just gets under your skin for literally any reason. Well, listen. We’ve all been there. At the end of the day though, those Thanksgiving arguments are probably a waste of your time and are only going to stress out everyone involved rather than reach any kind of long-term solution.

So as tempted as you might be to take the bait into that blow-up dinner table fight, here are seven ideas for how you can avoid the situation altogether. Number seven really works. We tested it out last year.