Dating someone with opposite political beliefs
That being said, I don't hate people of this particular political persuasion. I think they're easily duped into voting for politicians who hold office only to advance the interests of themselves and their cronies and screw the actual people they're supposed to serve.
I respect the fact that people are entitled to their own opinions, but I can't say I respect this political ideology, so I probably could not be involved with someone who didn't share my political beliefs to at least some extent. Anyone here in a relationship with someone of an opposite political persuasion.
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Every time political arguments erupted at holiday gatherings when I was younger, I'd give a signal to my cousins to meet me under the dinner table.
It wasn't because we were scared of the tension between the family's liberals and conservatives that seemed to pop up every year in between dinner and dessert at our grandma's, but rather, it was boring, difficult for us to understand, and there were never any resolutions.
It gets interesting around the holidays with our combined families, his family are avid republicans and mine are avid democrats or anti government, so just imagine how that goes. Her husband and her were both very politically active - on opposite sides of the fence.
"[Political differences in a relationship can work] but only if you both respect each other's differences and are able to appreciate one another's perspectives," Nicole Richardson, LPC-S, LMFT, tells Bustle. John Gottman has been studying couples for over 30 years and one of the things we have learned from his research is that a component of happy, successful couples is that they are able to accept one another's influence.My first boyfriend had opposing political views - although he has since done a 180.My husband has some different views than I do - although his are slowly changing over as well. However - there are a few issues that I could not be with someone who had opposing views to.I could not date or probably even closely associate with someone who had different political views.Our country is the greatest country that has ever existed, it was founded on certain principles, I could not support anyone wanting to change that. My husband use to be a avid Republican, where I was a avid Democrat.