WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04: Abortion-rights and anti-abortion advocates confront each other in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building on May 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Demonstrations across the country continue as abortion-rights and anti-abortion advocates react to the leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — For families divided along red house-blue house lines, summer’s slate of reunions, group trips and weddings poses another exhausting round of navigating divides. The season opens at a time of conflict fatigue. Pandemic restrictions have melted away. But issues like gun control, the fight for reproductive rights, the Jan. 6 insurrection hearings, the bite of high inflation and a range of other issues are still going strong. The co-hosts of the popular Pantsuit Politics podcast have been hosting small group conversations with listeners about family, friendships, church, community, work and partners. What they’ve heard is relatively consistent — that the fallout from the pandemic in terms of relationships is still really affecting people.