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This or That: Your Parents Are Fighting or Not Speaking?

You’ve always been proud of how well your parents get along after being together for so long. They’ve definitely had their issues, but they’ve been wonderful about working through them without involving you or your siblings. They recently plan to take you and your roommate out to dinner, and as soon as they arrive, you know something is up. However, things really get bad at the restaurant. Would it be worse if …

This: As soon as you’re seated, they start laying into each other? You watch with horror as their bickering turns into full-fledged arguing and the people around you are giving you dirty looks — you're totally mortified.

Or …

That: Between appetizers and dessert, they share fewer than two words — the table is nearly silent and you’ve never felt more awkward? Your poor roommate keeps sending you looks of misery, and you're totally annoyed by the time the meal is over.

Which is worse?

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