Navigate Vacation Conversations With The Family | The 21st show

The holiday season begins to kick off with Thanksgiving Thursday and the start of Chanukah early next week. While the season can be a time to celebrate and bond with family, family dynamics can also be complicated at times. And while some may feel aroused, it’s also natural to feel stressed or anxious about time spent with family, especially in times of political polarization and a further increase in COVID-19 cases. . You may have a hard time answering questions such as How do you communicate your comfort in sharing a space with unvaccinated family or friends? How to prevent family dinners from turning into heated political arguments? And shouldn’t you invite some of your family to your vacation reunion? To talk about it, we were joined by a professor of clinical psychology and a graduate clinical social worker.


Cynthia Lubin Langtiw, Psy.D.

Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Associate Editor, The Qualitative Report

Marguerite Grau

LCSW, therapist at Park Ridge

And just for laughs, here’s the SNL skit Brian referred to in the opening.

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