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Navigating toxic relationships

While Thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season remains in full swing with many more family get-togethers approaching. In the recent article "Struggling with a family Thanksgiving? Here's how to get through it," author Christine Yu saught some expert advice on how to deal with some toxic family (or other) relationships.

Arizona State University's Karissa Greving, clinical assistant professor and marriage and family therapist from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, shared her thoughts on how to navigate any unconfortable encounters. Artist rendering of Thanksgiving table and silverware with skeleton Artwork by CHRIS MARTZ (

Greving said if you’re able to identify a pattern of unhealthy interactions and a way to interrupt those dynamics, there’s a potential for change. Better yet, if both parties identify the negative pattern and are on board to change it, they can work together to do something differently.

Read the full article to learn more.

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John Keeney

Media Relations Coordinator, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics