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Do you live in a household with opposite political views?

  1. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 14 months ago

    Do you live in a household with opposite political views?

    I just heard a news story about a wife who divorced her husband because he was thinking of voting for a different candidate than her. I became curious about other households. I'd love to know if you live in a household where you and your significant other disagree on who should have won the presidency?

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months ago

    Oh, that's only the tip of the iceberg with my husband and me.  We stay away from politics because we love each other more.  That's probably why I vent so much here on HP. 

    But this is only one area where we chose each other over anything else.  It is how you stay married for 40 years.  Our politics have gravitated to the edges of Left and Right, just as the country has.  There is no longer a middle in which to compromise. So in our house, we keep our opinions to ourselves and each vote our own convictions.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing your opinion, Kathleen. Realizing that there are subjects between you where there is no compromise is wise. Fortunately, my husband and I agree on political matters. However, on matters where we disagree, we let it go.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 14 months ago

    The case study for that is James Carville and Mary Matalin - he is a Democrat political strategist, she's a Republican one. And been together more than 20 years (he worked for Bill Clinton in the 1990s while she was on the other side of the aisle politically).

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Tamara,  I am referring to a story where the wife asked for a divorce because her husband merely "thought" of voting republican. See the Gayle McCormick story. There are many similar stories, but this one caught my attention.

    2. fpherj48 profile image77
      fpherj48posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Marlene, I was about 2 comment until I read U want a specific response 2 that particular situation.100% ludicrous! That woman was just waiting 4 an excuse 2 divorce!! She chose an absolutely incredible & unacceptable 1 & she qualifies as STUP

    3. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      No, Paula, not a specific situation. Just... do you live in a household where you and your significant other have differing political views. Nothing more in depth than that.

  4. Omar Eldamsheety profile image68
    Omar Eldamsheetyposted 14 months ago

    It is good that people have different political views and they have to be wise enough to accept each others.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. Acceptance is difficult, but I believe like you, acceptance is wise.

  5. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 14 months ago

    yes, most household spouses have different view of candidate, don't have to be the same sides

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. We are different people coming together from different backgrounds, so our viewpoints may or may not be the same.

  6. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 14 months ago

    This is very funny for my household. Hillary went with Bill to Vietnam to open relations. Hillary spoke eloquently and charismaticaly to the Vietnamese women about rights and upper place in society. Vietnam being communist really did/does have equality for women - one thing they do well. So she just fired up the women and they idolized her. (a funny side note is that so did Hanoi Jane)

    So we do not dance around the issues of women and conservative perspectives. We go after it in the kitchen. And we always agree that these top leaders are just awesome. It is not about hating one or the other. It is respectfully choosing who is best.
    Her being and immigrant will stoke some mighty discussions tonight as she is so law abiding and upholding, she rarely sees gray.
    And we shall disagree here and there. But we are some of those old school types, that no matter what we support our elected officials.

    1. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Supporting who is in control is difficult, but I am in agreement with you. Once elected, we owe it to that person to support them. In America, there is always an opportunity to vote them out.

 
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