Readers’ Comments: Impacts of the Election on Family Relationships

Many readers responded to my column, Impacts of the Election on Family Relationships. Although I focused primarily on family relationships, many readers report that the presidential election affects non-familial relationships as well. For example, one reader writes: “Someone posted this comment on your column [referenced above]: ‘Just experienced a “it’s better if we don’t talk” […]

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Impacts of the Election on Family Relationships

This is an unabridged version of my column that will be published in the March/April issue of GRAND Magazine. Prior to the presidential election I wrote two columns on how the presidential campaign was impacting family relationships: (1) “Grandparents’ Political Rants Are Upsetting;” (2) “Readers’ Responses to Grandparents’ Political Rants.” Post-election, many readers who did […]

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: The Best Gift of All

Note: This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. There are gifts, and then, there are GIFTS. I refer to our recent 50th wedding anniversary as “the anniversary that keeps on giving.” First we took a Danube River cruise with 11 family members and friends. When my sister and her […]