Come up with some fun alternative plans, and know that drilling your relatives with objectively true facts might not be the most effective route here.
If you can't go see your family or play charades with your friends, why not smash some decorative gourds in the street with a bat?
It might be tempting to put this decision off until the last minute, but there are lots of good reasons not to go, and you shouldn't feel guilty.
Advice from dentists (and therapists) about grinding, gritting, and other mouth problems that are on the rise in an already bad time.
There will come a season where all of our favorite things are possible again. Strongly consider that this isn’t the one.
Jews have now had all of our major holidays, and have learned a lot about balancing safety and celebration during a pandemic.
Just make sure you put everything away before your next video call with your boss.
While staying with your folks from Thanksgiving through the end of the year might make logistical sense, it's a whole other story emotionally.
If someone you care about has to live with ignorant relatives, offer them things to focus on besides another night of spaghetti alla MAGA.
The events of this year have made it hard to ignore massive differences in core values.
The news right now is bleak, and any personal stressors—like a breakup, job loss, or a pet getting sick—can make it even harder to have hope for the future.