ONALASKA, WI (WXOW)—Tuesday brings an end to this phase of emotionally charged political atmosphere.
But, for families and neighbors that are politically split the challenges won't be over.
Ted Stein of Stein Counseling and Consulting said there are a couple things you can do to ease the tensions in your household like being open to influence, finding at lease one thing that's agreeable with what the other person is saying and avoiding criticisms.
"Criticisms, particularly with really heated issues such as we have now are character assassination. Its easy to go from this is an ideology that we're debating to a personal attack," Stein said.
No matter what the arguments is about he said it's important to try to work the issue out and not go to bed or leave angry.
"So really its being able to express appreciation for each others point of view and again find the points that are agreeable and then remaining amicable and being able to respectfully agree to disagree on different points," Stein said.
Whether its between a neighbor or family member, he recommends being a good sport after the election results are announced.
He said it goes back to what you learned in kindergarten, congratulate the winner and if your candidate won, don't gloat too much.
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