How To Be With Someone With Different Political Views

February 21, 2018  |  
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Some might say that the two major political parties have never been more polarized than they are today. The left and right have always been, naturally, on opposite sides of many issues. But it seems like since this recent election, each side has gone to the furthest ends of their arenas. It can feel like the left and right won’t even speak to one another. People are unfriending anyone with differing political views from their own on social media and making sweeping statements about the personality types associated with each political party. Meeting in the middle has never appeared more difficult because everyone is standing very, very far from the middle. So you can imagine that dating or marrying someone from a different political party is particularly challenging right now. Here are tips for dating or marrying someone with different political views.

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Limit the subject with your friends

You probably have friends who are mostly on your political side. You won’t do your partner or your relationship any favors if you tell your friends that your partner is on the opposite side. You want your friends to love your partner, remember? And they aren’t as close to him as you are, so they may make a brash judgment about him based on his political views.

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