Political Differences: 10 Ways To Defuse Political Discussions With Your Friends And Family Who Disagree With You

Political Differences: 10 Ways To Defuse Political Discussions With Your Friends And Family Who Disagree With You

While only a few radicals can tolerate violence, disappointment and animosity over the election outcome – fueled by false stories of voter fraud – is rife among Trump supporters.

This bitterness could threaten relationships with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones, as many find themselves on either side of a seemingly insurmountable ideological chasm.

Isn’t there a way to communicate that allows both parties to be heard without further tearing those relationships apart?

CNN posed this question to experts ahead of the November presidential election. The answer: absolutely. Here are 10 suggestions on how to defuse angry conversations and start bridging the gap.

Ask yourself: why am I doing this?

It is important to know why you want to reach out.

“In deciding whether or not you want to have a conversation with someone from all political backgrounds, it’s important to know what your own motivations are,” said Tania Israel, author of “Beyond Your Bubble: How …Read Full Story

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