How To Keep Your Family And Friends When You’re Political Foes

A primer on how to deal with conflict

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Disarming strategies

1. The art of de-escalation


Control tone and body language

Admit your share of the responsibility

2. You can’t control others

You can’t control others, but you can control how you act towards others

3. Disdain when antagonized

4. Don’t persuade

5. Share a common memory

6. Avoid bait and don’t set traps

Fighting this trick is super easy

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