For many people across the United States and in Acadiana, this Thanksgiving will be the first big holiday gathering for their families in nearly two years.

For a lot of Americans, it's an additional reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving. After all, being holed up during the pandemic got old really quickly. On top of that, the extended time away from loved ones took a toll on many people's mental health.

For many others, this Thanksgiving is a holiday they dread. They were happy being alone and not mingling with their kinfolks. On Thursday, they'll be reunited with relatives, and it won't feel so good.

If you fall in that latter category, we have some tips submitted by our listeners on how to survive this Thanksgiving with your family without pulling out your hair or theirs.

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