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Response to Narkos (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:35 PM

14. I saw my Southern Baptist RW dad tonight for the first time since Tuesday

and he immediately launched into the election. I told him "I don't mind having this conversation, but I'd rather just spend time with you. Our politics are different, but I love you to pieces." My two daughters were with me, staying quiet, just sponging it all up. He grinned and told me he loved me too and we had a nice dinner. We caught up on stuff and just left it untouched.

I don't know if that method will work with you, but if it does, maybe just acknowledge your differences, ask if you can table it for later when the scars have healed a bit, and move on. Every family dynamic is unique.

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