Your partner just made fun of you in front of your friends. Now, you have to decide how to respond. Should you shrug it off and let it go, or really let them have it when you have a moment alone together?
The most amazing thing about this country is the infinite ability for all of us each day to find common ground and begin again. So on November 9th, let's start over and invite our siblings and anyone else we have disagreed with this election season back for Thanksgiving dinner.
The following excerpt about constructive anger is taken from the book of dialogue between the Dalai Lama and myself, entitled Emotional Awareness (2009). Having just reread it, I found nothing to change; I still believe it raises the right question.