And what you should say instead.

By Liz Steelman
November 09, 2017

There’s something about gathering around the dinner table during the holidays that loosens up the lips of family members. Whether it stems from anxiety from having to see (and talk to) distant relatives, the stress of cooking and serving an elaborate meal, or just the unfortunate side effect of a little too much wine, coming across a tense moment or two in the family conversation is something that seems to happen to every family during the holidays. Though there’s not much we can do as individuals to stop our well-intentioned loved ones from saying the wrong thing, we can educate ourselves on some topics we should stray from, and how to handle an uncomfortable conversation with grace. Here, eight phrases you should never say at the holiday table (and what to say instead).

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