ON DIFFERENT SIDES.
November 25, 2017 3:43pm CST
I live on a Caribbean island where the people take their politics very seriously indeed. In fact a number of years ago you could find yourself in serious trouble if you announced which political party you belonged to in the hearing of certain individuals in certain neighborhoods. Anyway, it is true that real love can conquer most obstacles. There is a couple who live not too far from us who will be celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary tomorrow . They both belong to different political parties and have been that way even before they got married. I don't recall ever seeing a more loving, caring couple - even though I sometimes wonder what sort of conversations they have when election fever is in the air. Do you know of happy couples who are on different sides? Would you marry someone whose political beliefs differ from yours?
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• Bunbury, Australia
My mother's cousin was a staunch Catholic but married a Seventh Day Adventist. They each kept to their own religion and had a very long and happy marriage. I know I'm talking religion not politics but both are can be recipes for disaster as far as marriages are concerned.
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Here in the Philippines there is a popular blogger who was interviewed by BBC for her anti-government posts. The current President has a mass base of online followers who trolled this person. Turns out that the boyfriend of this blogger is a supporter of the current President. They decided to continue seeing each other because of their love for one another.
• United States
My husband and I are often on opposite sides when it comes to politics. I tell him to leave them at the door and we don't talk about them unless he brings them up. I try not to engage in what he brings up, but when they clearly aren't well thought out, I have to say something. Then I quickly end it.
• United States
That is wonderful they are still together and able to get past political issues. I do not follow politics at all. A friend of mine unfriended anyone on Facebook who voted differently then he did. Her friend was right that politics should not come between friends! She said she didn’t want to be friends with people who are stupid enough to vote for Hilary Clinton.
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
Becky and I see pretty much eye-to-eye on politics. However, I did want to mention that my brother-in-law switched from a life-long Baptist to Catholic when he married to keep harmony. That was almost 30 years ago and it has worked for them.