- Is your partner voting for the same presidential candidate?
- Does it matter?
- Are you wanting to talk politics and be heard by your partner?
This 2016 Presidential campaign has brought on more spice then we might want. The Never Trumpers, Black Lives Matter, and an inundation of news on who to vote for. What do you do when your partner is Democratic and you are Republican or vice versa? This happens more then you know. Do you get a divorce, do you separate, stop dating or do you not talk about politics? People personalize their candidate. What that means is that if you take a punch at their candidate they believe and feel as though you are taking a punch at them just like in sports. If you are a Texan fan; living and breathing football then if someone says something against your team or they lose to another team it affects your mood. The same can happen with politics.
- First and foremost; Don’t take it personally
- Avoid topic and wait to talk to friends and family that agree with you
- Wait and discuss when out with couples who have diverse political views
- When talking politics with partner; Be open to listen
- Use distraction. If the topic starts to boil, take off some clothes or change the subject
- Use humor
“The important thing to remember is that everything is “temporary,” and that this too shall pass on Nov. 8th.”
Something to think about:
“John Alford, a political science professor at Rice University says that liberals and conservatives brains are wired differently and that is why it is difficult to mix Red with Blue.”
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