If you wanted to start a fight or make things really awkward for your or your spouse’s family at a reunion, what would you bring up?

    This sounded like a fun, or at least interesting, question that @newwifenewlife shared in an answer to ask a potential son-in-law.

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      Politics and religion

      Blanket on a secluded beach! Answered on September 5, 2020.
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        Just bring up Trump and duck under the table.

        Queen bed Answered on September 5, 2020.

        Ditto… especially if my CA brother and Sister-in-Law are present.

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          My husband’s family is an easy answer…… the subject is his estranged brother and sil (a pathological liar).

          My family, if it was on my dad’s side, it would be the dynamic between my dad and aunt, other than that, I can’t think of things to avoid talking about.

          Under the stars Answered on September 5, 2020.
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            My husband’s immediate family likely wouldn’t have too many subjects to avoid. Now, his extended family couldn’t take anything that was too funny or foolish. Particularly the older ones. Laughing and so on was almost too much for them. The younger ones sure had a lot of fun, though.

            My family? I had visions of bringing up sex and marriage at the next reunion. I pictured the older ones leaving the room and the younger ones taking up the subject. No idea which way the discussion would go, except it would likely be anything but serious.

            Under the stars Answered on September 5, 2020.
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              Not only family gathers, but in general with most people the following:

              • Politics
              • Climate change
              • Renewable energy
              • Plant based proteins/meat
              • End times
              • Protesting
              • News networks
              • Bible translations
              • How to raise kids
              Under the stars Answered on September 5, 2020.

              People argue the health benefits of plant based diets? It’s one of my favorite topics, so I’m curious.

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                My wife’s family: Homosexuality (her brother came out as gay a few years back); Who you are voting for and why
                My family: Whether God always heals; A family vacation we took a few years back

                Double bed Answered on September 5, 2020.
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                  That my wife’s step dad said he was in love with my wife. (happened about 2001) He is a Christian but guys have crushes on my wife all the time so its not too surprising to me. Her step dad has other issues of a sexual nature…he can’t walk by Victorias Secret at the mall without suggesting we go in there. I’m really not intimidated by such things.

                  California King Answered on September 6, 2020.
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                    Politics could cause a discussion but in the past it was college football teams.

                    California King Answered on September 6, 2020.
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                      With DH’s family, theology discussions will bring a chill wind to the room in the middle of summer. We have some opinions that we don’t push, are comfortable not being on the same page with what we consider to be minor issues. We’ve spoken very little of it over the years and have learned to not bring it up at all really.

                      Hammock Answered on September 6, 2020.

                      that’s funny because all religious discussions with my wife’s sister turn into big arguments which happen while I am not present. I tend to be a thrashing winner take-all sort of debater. Especially religion.

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                      It’s just minor theological/denominational differences which we didn’t even argue or discuss but when they found out they took very personally unfortunately. I’m very comfortable worshiping and fellowshipping with those I differ from on the minor issues, but they don’t even want us to attend church with them when we visit.

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                        DW’s side has several cases of mental illness

                        On the floor Answered on September 6, 2020.

                        actual diagnosed disorders or assumed?

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