My partner and I recently had a baby and this has meant MUCH more family time… including joint family time.
Our families are pretty different — liberal vs republican, generational differences, religious vs atheist — and once the drinks start flowing, it’s hard to manage the interactions. The whole thing makes me super anxious, and I don’t even want to have a birthday party for our kid because it will mean bringing the families together.
How do you manage different families? How do you keep the peace and still enjoy yourself at joint gatherings?
Thank you! -MJ
We’ve talked about how to handle difficult family members during the holidays. But that’s a one-to-two times a year thing. How do you manage difficult family relationships during every single child-focused joint family event?