In this Episode
Richard addresses the issue of Thanksgiving being a time of gratitude, and it can also mean a lot of tense situations for some. Tension among families with differences can cause many to completely fly off the handle. Richard poses the questions, “How do you pull it back and regain control in those moments?”
Mary tells herself to back off, be quiet, and ask a question to diffuse the situation. “What do you think your jerkiness stems from?”
Steve says he is more of an escalator than a diffuser. Though, as he gets older he recognizes more easily that a situation is un-winable, the switch goes on and he realizes it’s a losing battle to continue.