Ask Someone Else's Mom by Susan Writer

Political Realities Continue to Drag LW Down

DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I grew up in a Republican household. The last presidential election was the first I could vote in, and I promise you, I did not follow my parents’ lead.

Everyone I know who’s my age continues to have a really hard time with our national leadership, and I worry Trump and his family and friends will not only ruin the country, but will never go away.

My parents now regret voting for him, and I just need to know this will all end. --- IT WILL WON’T IT?

DEAR IT WILL WON’T IT?: Something you come to realize as you get older is that nothing lasts forever ─ neither the good, nor the bad. Just keep reminding yourself of that.

For now, when you get together with family and friends, try to find topics other than politics to talk about. Often the best rule to follow is to avoid politics if you want to avoid discord.

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