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On Thanksgiving, families across the country will struggle to put politics aside as they gather around the dinner table.

After an extremely contentious 2016 election, that may prove more difficult than usual.

Psychotherapist Tom Kersting joined the "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-hosts to share some tips on how to avoid family chaos and arguments on Turkey Day.

Kersting said it's nearly impossible to avoid the topic of politics, so it's important to remember the name of the holiday and what it's supposed to be all about.

"I'm all about talking about it and being mature about it, but we're going to run into people that are not going to be mature about it and might go cry somewhere," Kersting said. "It's Thanksgiving ... we've got to have some level of respect to make sure our holiday turns out well, without people running out the front door."

He said that Donald Trump supporters shouldn't rub people's noses in the election result, but it's also a good time for some Hillary Clinton supporters to develop "coping skills."

"We hear all these stories about people who can't handle it emotionally. The only way to develop strong coping skills and strong emotional intelligence is to enter the field that we don't want to be entering," Kersting explained.

"If we're hearing something that we don't like, take a breath of air, self-regulate yourself and remember the title of the holiday: Thanksgiving."


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