It is very possible to love someone whose political views differ from yours but it might prove difficult for some of us. It takes understanding and common sense. Not everyone has to agree all the time. Here are some things you can do to help you get along better with those who believe differently. This is better than arguing for sure.
- The story highlights how hard it is to love and maintain a civil relationship when you’re at odds politically.
- Don’t look at your partner as a surrogate for his or her party’s candidate. Don’t confuse a politician’s beliefs with that of your spouse.
- Arnold added that being being married to your political opposite compels you to look at your beliefs and sometimes, even question them.
“In these hyper-partisan days, most of us consume a media diet that feeds into our preconceived beliefs and biases.”